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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.
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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 14 - closedJan. 24 - sold out!April 17 - sold out!10-15 visitors invited to each school site::
Crenshaw Elementary (7:45am)
Matoaca Elementary (7:30am)
*You will be notified to which site to report. You may indicate preference on registration form.*
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FairfaxSelf-regulation, focus, working memory, and perspective takingSelf-Regulation: A key to school success. Many four year olds are well regulated while others are still learning how to regulate. We know that self-regulation is crucial to success in school, but how do we support students in becoming regulated while having fun? Discover how Fairfax County Public schools fosters self-regulation by prompting executive function skills through playful and engaging strategies. You will learn how to seamless incorporate into daily routines a variety of executive function building strategies to prompt self-regulation at home and school.postponedFeb. 15 - sold out!20 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 13 - closedMar 6 - closedMar. 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 25 - sold out!Jan. 23 - sold out!Mar 14. - sold out!Up to 20 visitors each day:
October - Willard Model Elementary (9am)
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 1 - closedJan 17. - closedMar 27 - closedUp 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.postponed - snow stormMar 22 - closedApr 12 - sold out!Up to 20 visitors each day:

March - John Kerr ElementaryVirginia Avenue
April - Garland Quarles Elementary
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