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Summer Symposium on Education
for Bristol, Washington County, and western Smyth County teachers
Date: 7/16/2013 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost: $10
Location: Virginia Highlands Community College
Abingdon, Virginia

2013 VHCC Summer Symposium on Education
for Bristol, Washington County, and western Smyth County teachers

Celebrate the Power of One Summer Symposium

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 • 1 to 6:30 p.m.
Virginia Highlands Community College
Receive 5.5 Conference Credit Hours

Download the Save the Date Flyer

Registration:  We have reached max enrollment.  Registration is now closed. 

Event Cost: A $10 registration fee includes all conference materials, plus a BBQ dinner and entertainment. Registration fee is payable online during registration, by mail or in person. Complete your online registration form for details.  Registration fee must be paid by Friday, June 7, 2013.

Credits: Receive 5.5 Conference Credit Hours

If you have questions please email Barbara Manuel at bmanuel@vhcc.edu.


AGENDA

Registered Participant Check-in: 12:30-12:45 in the LRC Lobby

Keynote Speaker:  Wade WhiteheadKeynote speacker Wade Whitehead

Wade earned certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 1999. He has received a number of recognitions and awards, including the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award, the McGlothlin Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence, the Virginia Lottery Super Teacher Award, the Virginia Lottery Excellence in Education Award, and the Sam’s Club Teacher of the Year Award. He was named to the 2001 USA Today All-USA Teacher Team and was the 2000 Roanoke City Public Schools Teacher of the Year. He is certified in Gifted Education and in Grades PreK-8 by the Commonwealth of Virginia and is endorsed as a school administrator.

Two afternoon sessions are planned, and workshops have been designed to appeal to specific teaching assignments.

Elementary School Teachers

Session 1: 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Sandra Richardson, Professor of Education at UVA-Wise
Differentiation of Instruction

Patty Tymon, Assistant Professor of English at VHCC
Navigating Neuro-Diversity: Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum

Sgt. Jamie Davis, Conservation Officer for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Wildlife Training Opportunities for Students in Public Schools

Session 2: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Ken Fairbanks, Director of Distance & Distributed Learning at VHCC and WCC
Technology: Using Media Devices for Instruction

Dr. Beth Litz, Principal of Meadowview Elementary School
What Do You Mean My Students Do Not Learn the Same Way I Do?

Cindy Jackson, Assistant Principal of Meadowview Elementary School
ABC-123 (Math/Reading Connections)

Middle School Teachers

Session 1: 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Cindy Jackson, Assistant Principal of Meadowview Elementary School
Literacy + Math (Math/Reading Connections)

Ken Fairbanks, Director of Distance & Distributed Learning at VHCC and WCC
Technology: Using Media Devices for Instruction

Wendy Davis, Latin Teacher at Abingdon High School
Bullying Prevention

Session 2: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Tommy Byrant, Instructor of English at VHCC, and Beth Wright, Associate Professor of Nursing/Assistant Director of the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program
Reflecting Upon the Master’s Teacher Seminar

Michael McBride, VHCC Counselor
Counseling Issues and Enrollment Opportunities at VHCC

Sandra Richardson, Professor of Education at UVA-Wise
Differentiation of Instruction

High School Teachers

Session 1: 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Michael McBride, VHCC Counselor
Counseling Issues and Enrollment Opportunities at VHCC

Tommy Bryant, Instructor of English at VHCC, and Beth Wright, Associate Professor of Nursing/Assistant Director of the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program
Reflecting Upon the Master Teacher's Seminar

Mary Sullivan, Associate Professor of Business Administration-Information Technology at VHCC
Story-telling with Alice (Alice Training=Technology)

Session 2: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Wendy Davis, Latin Teacher at Abingdon High School
Decoding Words: It’s all Latin and Greek to Me (Foreign Language)

Patty Tymon, Assistant Professor of English at VHCC
Navigating Neuro-Diversity: Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum

Mary Sullivan, Associate Professor of Business Administration-Information Technology at VHCC
Story-telling with Alice (Alice Training=Technology)

Dual Enrollment Teachers

Session 1: 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Becky Austin, Assistant Principal at Glade Spring Middle School
Flipping the Class (Technology)

Session 2: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.

Stacy Thomas, Coordinator of Dual Enrollment at VHCC
VHCC’s Dual Enrollment Program

Dinner and Music: 5 p.m.
VHCC Music Instructor Mary Munsey and the Old Time String Band will perform during a BBQ Dinner on the Campus Commons. Conference certificates will be distributed during this time.