Teaching & Learning Today: October 2023
October 16, 2023
October 16, 2023
Welcome to Teaching and Learning TODAY. We hope routines have been established and all is running smoothly for you as we get further into the fall season and your best year yet! Teaching and Learning has many opportunities for growth to offer, but we also invite you to be a part of the change that needs to happen. Monitor this newsletter regularly and respond to those areas that interest you. We facilitate the development of professional learning by members, for members. Allow us to assist you to learn, grow professionally, and impact others!
Check out Member Created Course, More than a Safe Space. This course was developed by Bristol VA Education Association member Brad Hutchinson.
This course is designed for current and future school employees who wish to learn more about how to approach LGBTQ+ issues relating to students, educators, and support personnel in the school setting. Issues covered in the course include the following:
To see this course and more, check out the VEA Learning Portal! If you have any trouble getting into the portal, please reach out to either Dr. Amber Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org or Isabel Sullivan, email@example.com
Join your fellow Virginia Educators at VACEC 2023 Conference on November 2-3 for two days of learning, networking, and fun!
Where: James Madison University
When: November 2-3, 2023
The Council for Exceptional Children has partnered with the Virginia Department of Education to support paraeducators by offering FREE membership, granting access to resources to support you in your unique role as a paraeducator and help you explore evidence-based practices and strategies. Check out this opportunity by clicking the link below.
With students experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and trauma, educators in rural communities are advocating for more services and programs. “If we don’t give them the help they need, many are not going to make it.” Check out the cover story from NEA, Rural Schools Take on the Mental Health Crisis.
The work of the Department of Teaching and Learning extends out of headquarters and works directly with members. This month, we will be featuring one of our member partners:
Name: Camille Calloway Williams
Role(s) that you have completed with VEA: Content Facilitator
# of years in education: 22
# of years in VEA: 13
How has being a union member helped you? Being a union member has helped me to network with others and participate in trainings that were beneficial for my growth, personally and professionally.
If you could give 1 piece of advice to someone in education, what would it be? Give yourself grace and celebrate your wins.