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Showcase PreK in VA Visit Dates for 2018-2019
Note: Each visit is a stand-alone opportunity, not a cumulative training.
Thus register for one date, as content and activities will be repeated 3 times.
Please register for no more than 2 events, so we can accommodate the maximum number of visitors.
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DivisionLearning Focus Area (LFA)DescriptionDate 1Date 2Date 3Logistics
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ChesterfieldSocial Emotional Learning (SEL) to build caring classroom communitiesMaslow says so: Teaching SEL. Students need to feel safe, cared for, and that they belong before they can take responsible learning risks. Discover how Chesterfield PreK teachers and leaders have intentionally crafted every day classroom opportunities for students to connect, build empathy, identify and describe their feelings, develop self-regulation, and problem solve in social situations.Nov. 14Jan. 24April 1710 visitors invited to each school site each day:
Crenshaw Elementary - this is a change! (7:15am)
Matoaca Elementary (7:45am)
*You will be notified to which site to report. You may indicate your preference on the registration form.*
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FairfaxExecutive functioningTwo-pronged approach to Executive Functioning: Teaching brainbuilding skills to PreK students and families. PreK students are supported in the development of their Executive Function skills at both school and home. In the classroom, working memory, cognitive flexibility and inhibitory control are strengthened through the implementation of Circle Games. Parents are invited to take part in trainings designed to enhance their understandings of Executive Function and are provided with practical strategies to support their development at home. Families and classrooms are equipped with picture books and tip cards that illustrate explicit teaching and reinforcement of skills such as focus, self-control, and perspective taking.Nov. 16Feb. 15Mar. 620 visitors each day:
Braddock Elementary School
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GilesIntentional access: Building systems for collaboration and inclusionBreaking out of silos: Intentional collaboration. Community partnerships and equal access to PreK opportunities do not occur by happenstance, but as a result of relationships, trust, communication, and proactive planning. Visit Giles County Public Schools to learn how they coordinate efforts with community-based Head Start and how they achieve high-levels of inclusion of students with disabilities in their PreK programming.Nov. 13Mar. 6Mar. 26Up to 30 visitors each day:
Giles County Technology Center (8:30am)
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NorfolkInstructional Support Domain of the CLASS toolTwo Birds, One Cracker: Embedding content into center time to create opportunities for instructionally supportive conversations. Learn how strategic adjustments to daily schedule paved the way for using classroom centers differently and purposefully, exposing children to content-rich experiences while freeing up the teacher and instructional assistant to engage children in instructionally-supportive conversations.Oct. 25Jan. 23Mar. 14Up to 20 visitors each day:
October - Willard Model Elementary
January - Mary Calcott Elementary
March - Ingleside Elementary
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Prince WilliamIntentional interactions (CLASS) and relationship buildingIntentional interactions from classroom to community. Learn to leverage existing practices, data sources, and structures to enhance quality in your PreK programming. We will dive into three specific examples: instructional interactions (classroom level with the CLASS assessment), strategies to promote inclusion (school and division level), and relationship building (family and community level). Nov. 1Jan. 17Mar. 27Up to 30 visitors each day:
Washington Reid at John F. Pattie Annex Building(9am)
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WinchesterSocial Emotional Learning (SEL) - proactive and responsive approachesProactive planning and appropriate responding: SEL. Social emotional skills of preschoolers are still emerging developmentally, so the application of these skills are intentionally crafted into their preschool experience, and embedded in rich, relevant ways. Observe proactive strategies to assist regularly-developing students in expressing their emotions as well as responsive strategies for children exhibiting challenging behaviors - all within the context of the regular classroom.Nov. 16Mar. 22Apr. 12Up to 20 visitors each day:
November - Garland Quarles Elementary
March - John Kerr ElementaryVirginia Avenue
April - Charlotte DeHart Elementary
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