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FREE WEBINAR: Super Subsitutes: The Solution To Filling Absences & Improving Student Learning

 In today’s educational landscape, it has become increasingly necessary to provide students with effective, consistent education, even in the absence of regular district staff. Year after year, districts are challenged with maintaining a substitute program efficient enough to meet their needs. Many districts struggle with recruiting a substitute pool large enough to cover employee absences. On top of this, substitutes are often provided with limited training and little to no employee support. These factors result in high turnover and frequent incidents, further compounding the substitute program problem.

This presentation will propose a solution to the problem, accessible by all school districts. Taking a step toward improved student experience and district relief, Source4Teachers has developed the most successful educational staff recruiting and management strategies in the country. By understanding the truths and contributing factors behind ineffective recruitment, substitute preparedness, and employee absences, school districts are capable of vastly improving their substitute programs.

Date and Time: May 4, 2017, 11AM-12PM
Registration: Click Here
Presenter: Kendley Davenport, Chief Executive Officer – Source4Teachers
Cost: FREE

For more information please contact Branna Hundley, coordinator of board development, at brianna@vsba.org.


Improving Education Services for Children and Youth with ASD in Public School Divisions through VCU Autism Center for Excellence

As autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has moved from a rare disability to become the 4th most common disability in Virginia, school districts and the Virginia Department of Education have struggled to keep pace with the needs of this heterogeneous population. In this webinar, we present a comprehensive, statewide systems change model that implements comprehensive online and live training combined with school division specific strategic planning. We will also present examples of the services .provided through the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence using the Bottom –up/Top-down model.

Cost: $140/connection

Registration: Click Here

Date and Time: May 17, 2017, 11AM-12PM

Presenter: Dr. Carol Schall (VCU)

For more information please contact Branna Hundley, coordinator of board development, at brianna@vsba.org.


FREE WEBINAR: The Research On School Choice

School choice advocates claim that competition among schools will force all of them to improve in order to attract “customers.” Yet three decades of various choice experiments have not lived up to their supporters’ promises. In this webinar, Patte Barth, director of NSBA’s Center for Public Education, will review the evidence to date on the impact of school choice in its various forms – public (charter and magnet schools, inter-/intra-district transfers); private (private schools, vouchers, homeschooling); and virtual schools both private and public. Participants will also hear what lessons they can apply to help assure every public school is a good choice for students.  

Date and Time: Wednesday, June 14, 11AM – 12PM

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7249877688466435842

Presenter: Patte Barth, Director, NSBA Center for Public Education

Cost: FREE

For more information please contact Branna Hundley, coordinator of board development, at brianna@vsba.org.