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Leadership conference administrator updates

Leadership ConferenceAdministrator Updates

PreK-12


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Leadership ConferenceAdministrator Updates

Elementary

Secondary

Assessments

Curriculum Revisions

Dates/Deadlines

Legislative Updates

New Resources

Professional Development

Projects

Other

  • Assessments

  • Curriculum Revisions

  • Dates/Deadlines

  • Legislative Updates

  • New Resources

  • Professional Development

  • Projects

  • Other


Assessments

Assessments

  • Advanced Academics

    • NNATII Testing

    • NNATI Testing

  • ESOL

    • Kindergarten English Language Proficiency Assessment

    • VGLA

    • Fine Arts

    • 6th grade visual arts

    • 6th grade music

      Assessments Continued


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Assessments

  • Health and Physical Education

    • eCART

    • Special Education

    • State Assessments

  • World Languages

    • Common Assessments

    • Jr. Pals

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Curriculum revisions

Curriculum Revisions

  • Fine Arts Program of Studies

    • eCART

  • Health Grade 2

    • Healthy Choices POS Revision

  • Language Arts Standards of Learning

    • New Language Arts Standards of Learning

      Curriculum Revisions Continued


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Curriculum Revisions

  • Mathematics Standards of Learning

    • New Math Standards of Learning

  • Physical Education Grade 3

    • eCART

  • Science Standards of Learning

    • New Science Standards of Learning

  • Social Studies Standards of Learning

    • New Social Studies Standards of Learning

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Dates and deadlines

Dates and Deadlines

  • Advanced Academics

    • Level IV Referrals

  • Special Education

    • IEPs

    • Student Safety and Wellness

    • SR&R

    • Courses

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Legislative updates

Legislative Updates

  • Head Start

    • Credentials

Return to ES Listing


New resources

New Resources

  • Advanced Academics

    • Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons

    • eCART resources

  • Fine Arts

    • Art Model Lessons

  • Language Arts

    • eCART resources

      New Resources Continued


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New Resources

  • Library Information Services

    • eCART resources

    • New databases

    • Expanded professional digital books

    • New digital books

  • Mathematics

    • eCART resources

  • Science

    • Trade books

    • eCART resources

    • Pre-K KitNew Resources Continued


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New Resources

  • Social Studies

    • eCART resources

    • Books

  • Special Education

    • Restraint and Seclusion

    • Special Reading

    • Procedures Required for Implementation of Special Education Regulations in Virginia’s Public Schools Manual

    • Technology Integration

    • Technology Literacy Scaffold

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Professional development

Professional Development

  • Administrator Training Opportunity

    • Kagan Cooperative Meetings

  • Advanced Academics

    • Institute for Teachers

  • Early Childhood

    • FECEP

    • Waterford

    • Half Day Kindergarten

      Professional Development Continued


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Professional Development

  • Family Life Education

    • Lead Teacher Training

    • Modified Curriculum for Special Education

  • Fine Arts

    • Art

    • Music

  • Language Arts

    • Staff Development for Kindergarten Teachers

      Professional Development Continued


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Professional Development

  • Mathematics

    • Virtual Asynchronous In-service

    • MRA

    • Compacted Math Grade 6

    • Mathematics Lead Teachers

    • KMRA

  • Health and Physical Education

    • Teacher Collaboration Course

      Professional Development Continued


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Professional Development

  • Science

    • Content focus

    • New unit training focus

  • Social Studies

    • Content Integration

  • Special Education

    • Lead Teacher Meetings

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Projects

Projects

  • Best Practices

  • Elementary Progress Report

  • Global Awareness Technology

  • Goal Setting and Reflection

  • Responsive Instruction: An RTI Approach

Return to ES Listing


Other

Other

  • eCART/Horizon

  • ESOL Model Classroom

  • FCPS 24/7 Learning

  • Non FCPS Sponsored Contests

  • School Counseling Services

Return to ES Listing


Advanced academics assessments

Advanced AcademicsAssessments

  • In Fall 2010 all 1st and 2nd grade students will take the NNATII (Naglieri Non Verbal Ability Test II).

  • NNATI can be administered to 3rd through 7th grade students as needed.

    Naglieri Testing Schedule

    Contact: Carol Horn

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Esol assessments

ESOL Assessments

  • New Kindergarten English Language Proficiency Assessment will be administered during the month of September.

  • Elementary ESOL teachers will receive New Kindergarten English Language Proficiency Assessment training at the September 1st All-County In-Service. 

    Contact: Veda Johnson

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ESOL Assessments

  • VGLA Updates

    • ELP level 1, 2 and some ELP level 3 ESOL students in grades 3-8 continue to be eligible to participate in the Reading VGLA. 

    • ESOL lead teachers and department chairs will receive additional information during fall meetings.

      Contact: Karen Hensley and Darina Walsh

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Fine arts assessments

Fine Arts Assessments

  • Art - The 6th grade Visual Art Assessment will be implemented countywide in 2010-2011. All elementary art teachers will be trained in the delivery, scoring, and reporting of the assessment during the school year.

    Contact: Tamra Ferreira

  • Music - The 6th grade Music Assessment will be implemented countywide in 2010-2011. All elementary music teachers will be trained in the delivery, scoring, and reporting of the assessment during the school year.

    Contact: Keith Taylor

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Health and physical education assessments

Health and Physical Education Assessments

  • Physical education test items for grades 3 and 6 are located in eCART. A common district catalog assessment will be piloted in elementary schools.

  • Health education test items for grades 3 and 6 located in eCART. A common district catalog assessment will be piloted in elementary schools.

    Contact: Kim Clancy

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Special education assessments

Special Education Assessments

  • VAAP will include a writing component for grades 5, 8, and 11.

  • VGLA-IEP teams must continue rigorous scrutiny of multiple choice and alternate format work samples to justify use of VGLA. Work samples must be retained with IEP in student file.

  • VMAST will be field tested in 2010-2011 and available for mathematics grades 3-8 and Algebra 1 in 2011-2012. 

  •  All assessments will incorporate 2008 Social Studies standards.     

    Information and Training Opportunities

    Contact: Mary Ann Panarelli

Return to Assessments


World languages assessments

World Languages Assessments

  • Common Assessments in German, French, Spanish and Latin: Level 1 assessments were administered in June 2010. Level 2 assessments were field tested in June 2010 and revised. Levels 1 and 2 will be ready to administer in June 2011.

  • The Jr. PALS performance assessments will be administered to all immersion students in grades 3 and 6. Jr. PALS will not be administered in grades 2 and 4 this year. The FLES Jr. PALS field tests will continue in grades 3 and 6.

    Contact: Paula Patrick

Return to Assessments


Fine arts curriculum revisions

Fine Arts Curriculum Revisions

  • Elementary Art Program of Studies is located in eCART. The new curriculum emphasizes planning art works before beginning production, making artworks about big ideas, and reflecting on artmaking as part of every lesson.

  • In 2010-2011 PLC training will continue to assist teachers in implementing the new curriculum and delivery model.

  • Contact: Tamra Ferreira

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Health curriculum revisions

Health Curriculum Revisions

  • Revised grade 2 Healthy Choices Program of Studies will be distributed to schools in August.

  • Schools will receive CDs for teacher(s) and librarian(s).

    Contact: Kim Clancy

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Language arts curriculum revisions

Language ArtsCurriculum Revisions

  • The new English Language Arts Standards of Learning were approved in 2010.

  • The new standards will be tested in 2013.

  • In the 2010-2011 school year, the older standards remain in effect.

    Contact: Pat Fege

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Mathematics curriculum revisions

Mathematics Curriculum Revisions

  • The newly adopted 2009 Standards of Learning (SOL) will be incorporated into a revised FCPS Program of Studies (POS).

  • Addendums to the pacing guide outline and changes and additions to the FCPS Mathematics POS will be made available through out the year.

    SOL TimeLine

    Contact: Gloria Allen


Mathematics secondary curriculum revisions

Mathematics Secondary Curriculum Revisions

  • SOL and Pacing Guide Timeline

    Contact: Gloria Allen

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Physical education curriculum revisions

Physical Education Curriculum Revisions

  • New grade 3 SBI documents and curriculum (pacing) guides are located in eCART.

  • Training on the curriculum guides will be included in the September 1, 2010 in-service.

    Contact: Kim Clancy

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Science curriculum revisions

Science Curriculum Revisions

  • The new Science Standards of Learning were approved in 2010.

  • New standards will be tested in 2013.

  • In the 2010-2011 school year, the older standards remain in effect.

    Contact: Myra Thayer

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Social studies curriculum revisions

Social StudiesCurriculum Revisions

  • The 2008 Standards of Learning and Curriculum Frameworks for social studies will be fully implemented and tested for the 2010-2011 school year. Teachers should replace curriculum documents with those located in eCART.

  • Grade 2 and Grade 3 teachers will continue to teach the FCPS sequence as noted in the POS located in eCART.

    Contact: Susie Orr

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Advanced academics dates and deadlines

Advanced Academics Dates and Deadlines

  • Referral deadline for Level IV placement screening is Friday, October 29, 2010.

  • Referrals pertain to students enrolled and attending in FCPS after January 2010.

    Contact: Carol Horn

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Special education dates and deadlines

Special Education Dates and Deadlines

  • All teachers serving Special Education students have electronic access to IEPs via GET-IEP. All teachers serving Special Education students are required to review IEPs before the first day of school.

  • School administrators have access to reports in GET-IEP that show which IEPs have been viewed, when they were viewed and by whom.

    Contact: Dawn Schaefer

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Student safety and wellness office dates and deadlines

Student Safety and Wellness Office Dates and Deadlines

  • The 2010 SR&R materials were delivered to all schools before July 30th.

  • The SR&R/SASI and the Attendance/SASI classes are sponsored by the Student Safety and Wellness Office during the year for School Administrators and SASI Operators.

  • Register for the courses in MyPLT by searching for SSAW.

    Contact: Clarence Jones

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Head start legislative updates

Head StartLegislative Updates

  • Head Start Act requires specific credentials for teacher and instructional assistants.

    Staff Qualification Requirements

    Contact: Maura Burke

Return to Legislative Updates


Advanced academics resources

Advanced Academics Resources

  • Level One K-6 Critical and Creative Thinking Lessons have been revised and written in the LEARN model with the following additions: ELL accommodations, assessment ideas, picture books, and SMART Board lessons.

  • Level IV Advanced Academic curriculum and resources will be available in eCART.

    Contact: Carol Horn

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Fine arts resources

Fine Arts Resources

  • Model Art Lessons are located in eCART. These lessons are aligned with the new POS and instructional delivery model for art.

    Contact: Tamra Ferreira

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Language arts resources

Language Arts Resources

  • New Elementary English Language Arts resources are located in eCART.

    Contact: Pat Fege

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Library information services resources

Library Information Services Resources

  • eCART resources have been aligned to the Library SBI’s and correlated to Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts.

  • New Databases include:

    • Grzmick’s Animal Life

    • GREENR (environmental sciences)

    • Testing and Education Reference Center

    • Marshall Cavendish (Science and Social Studies)

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Library Information Services Resources

  • Expanded Professional digital titles from ASCD and Linworth are available through the library catalog.

  • New digital book products for all schools include TumbleBooks Library and TumbleReadables.

  • Contact: Susan Thorniley

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Mathematics resources

Mathematics Resources

  • New mathematic items and resources are located in eCART.

    Contact: Gloria Allen

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Science resources

Science Resources

  • Schools are encouraged to purchase science trade books that are approved for the 2010-2011 school year.

  • The K-12 list of trade books is posted in the Elementary Gateways/Science/Curriculum Resources/FCPS Documents. A copy is posted at each grade level.

  • New resources aligned to the POS are located in eCART.

    Contact: Jodi Hepner and Stephanie Roche

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Science Resources

  • A PreK Science Kit has been developed for the FECEP/HS program. Teachers will receive training to support the implementation of the materials.

    Contact: Jodi Hepner and Susan Anselene

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Social studies resources

Social Studies Resources

  • New resources aligned to the revised POS are located in eCART.

  • Schools are encouraged to purchase newly adopted books for social studies. The priority for purchasing is as follows:

    • Grade 4 due to numerous changes to this content.

    • Primary (K-3) Big Books and trade books which support literacy and content integration with language arts.

    • Grade 5 selected trade books complement the current textbook.

    • Grade 6 textbook is aligned with new SOLs.

      Contact: Susie Orr

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Special education resources

Special Education Resources

  • New FCPS Restraint and Seclusion Guidelines impact all school-district employees who manage students with challenging behaviors.

  • Guidelines are currently in the approval process and will be distributed during Fall 2010.

  • Training will be available for administrators.

    Contact: Flo Bosch

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Special Education Resources

  • OSEI (High Incidence) K-12 offers specialized reading program training for special education teachers. Training includes overview of classroom resources for students with disabilities.

    Contact: Karen Durocher

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Special Education Resources

  • Office of Special Education Procedural Support Services (OSEPS) has updated the Procedures Required for Implementation of Special Education Regulations in Virginia’s Public Schools Manual used by LSC, Eligibility, and IEP teams.

  • A new Special Education Operations Manual will be available by mid-to-late fall 2010.

    Contact: Hallie Marcotte

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Technology integration resources

Technology Integration Resources

  • School Based Technology Specialists have access to a draft of the technology literacy scaffold of skills for grades K-6 and will begin working with grade level teams.

    Contact: Regina King and Tammi Sisk

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Administrator professional development opportunity

Administrator Professional Development Opportunity

  • Administrators have an opportunity to attend the Kagan Cooperative Meetings 2-day workshop on Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15. This is the same workshop that was held in November, 2008.

  • Register in MyPLT, key word, “Kagan.”

    Contact: Judy Heard

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Advanced academics professional development

Advanced Academics Professional Development

  • The Advanced Academic Programs Office will host an Institute for Level IV and Advanced Academic Resource teachers on Tuesday, September 1st from 8:00 AM – 1:15 PM at Centreville ES.

    Contact: Carol Horn

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Early childhood professional development

Early ChildhoodProfessional Development

  • Annual FECEP/Head Start federal requirements for staff development from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and nutrition are available at:

    Assess Classroom Needs

    Individualized Staff Development Plan

  • Schools using the Waterford program will have the opportunity to participate in staff development that focuses on understanding and managing the program and using the data.

    Contact: Maura Burke

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Early ChildhoodProfessional Development

  • Early Childhood staff development (e.g., integrating curriculum, assessment, literacy station) for half day kindergarten teachers has been revised based on the results of a survey of Half Day Kindergarten teachers.

    Contact: Maura Burke

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Family life education professional development

Family Life EducationProfessional Development

  • Lead elementary level teacher trainer model will continue for general education instruction in Human Growth and Development Unit. Trainings for new lead FLE trainers are available in MyPLT.

  • Special education teachers not previously trained to implement the modified curriculum are required to attend a one-day face-to-face training in the fall. Trainings are available in MyPLT.

    Contact: Kim Clancy

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Fine arts professional development

Fine ArtsProfessional Development

  • Required Elementary Art PLC training will introduce the 6th grade visual art assessment and include elementary art eCART resources and emphasize learning and collaboration.

  • Required Elementary Art Assessment Scoring Training will introduce the 6th grade visual art assessment scoring and sample collection.

  • Course information and dates will be provided to teachers at the fall in-services.

    Contact: Tamra Ferreira

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Fine ArtsProfessional Development

  • Required Elementary Music PLC and Assessment Training will include elementary general music eCART resources and curriculum delivery strategies. Sessions will review the delivery of the 6th grade music assessment for county-wide implementation. 

  • Required Elementary General Music Assessment Scoring sessions will introduce and review the scoring and sample collection of the 6th grade General Music assessment.

  • Course information and dates will be provided to teachers at the fall in-services.

    Contact: Keith Taylor

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Language arts professional development

Language ArtsProfessional Development

  • Online staff development will be required for all kindergarten teachers on the administration of the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition: Word Analysis.

    Contact: Maura Burke and Lena Goreski

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Mathematics professional development

MathematicsProfessional Development

  • Virtual asynchronous in-service will be available on September 1, 2010 on Blackboard. Details will be sent via email to all mathematics lead teachers.

    • Training for the Mathematics Reasoning Assessment (MRA) will be provided through “After School Specials”. Dates and locations TBD. Information will be sent via email to mathematics lead teachers in September 2010.

      Contact: Gail Woolwine

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Mathematics professional developmen t

MathematicsProfessional Development

  • Compacted Mathematics Grade 6

    • Compacted Mathematics grade 6 teacher training course will be available in the Fall Academy Catalog.

  • Mathematics Lead Teacher Training

    • Please encourage Mathematics Lead Teachers to apply.

    • The Mathematics Lead Teacher course descriptions are located on the Superintendent’s Memo webpage.

      Contact: Gail Woolwine

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MathematicsProfessional Development

  • Online staff development will be provided for all kindergarten teachers on the administration of the Kindergarten Mathematical Reasoning Assessment (K-MRA)

  • The course will be delivered via eLearnIT. The course will be available in October 2010.

    Contact: Gail Woolwine, Pattie Whitehead, or Maura Burke

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Physical education professional development

Physical Education Professional Development

  • Teacher Collaboration Course will be offered to selected elementary Physical Education teachers.

  • Enrollment in MyPLT begins in September.

  • Substitutes will be provided for participating teachers.

    Contact: Kim Clancy

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Science professional development

Science Professional Development

  • The focus of professional development will be science content for 2010-2011.

  • 2010-2011 new unit training focus is:

    • 3rd Grade Ladybugs

    • 4th grade Weather & Beyond

    • 6th grade What Do You Know About H2O?

    • A Science Lead Teacher Course will be available in Fall, 2010 for new science lead teachers.

      Contact: Jodi Hepner and Stephanie Roche

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Social studies professional development

Social StudiesProfessional Development

  • The focus of the professional development for elementary teachers will focus on content integration.

    Contact: Susie Orr

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Special education professional development

Special EducationProfessional Development

  • Elementary special education lead teacher meetings will be initiated on September 1, 2010.

    Meeting Schedule

  • Meetings are planned in collaboration with OSEPS.

    Contact: Marilyn Lovett

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Best practices

Best Practices

  • Updates on Best Practices for Teaching and Learning project are available.

  • Best Practice Website

    Contact: Ellen Mukai

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Elementary progress report

Elementary Progress Report

  • The field testing of the standards-based progress reports continues.

  • The new progress report is scheduled to be implemented in all schools in the 2011-12 school year.

    Contact: Judy Heard

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Global awareness technology

Global Awareness Technology

  • The Global Awareness Technology Project will continue its implementation in all elementary schools and results will be reported to the School Board.

  • The “Global Awareness” academy course will be available in MyPLT.

  • A rubric training will be available in the spring in eLearnIT for teachers new to 5th grade and for staff members who will score projects.

  • Pacing guide and other GATP resources are available in eCART.

    Contact: Susie Orr

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Goal setting and reflection

Goal Setting and Reflection

  • A PLA Compass Seminar to provide information and updates on the Goal Setting and Reflection Project and the VDOE Academic and Career Plan will be held Tuesday, August 17, from 1-3 at Fairfax Ridge.

  • An overview of the seminar is located on page 65 of the Compass catalog.

  • Register through MyPLT.

    Contact: Lynnette Harris

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Responsive instruction an rti approach

Responsive Instruction: An RTI Approach

  • Responsive Instruction was recently approved as a 5-year PMOC Project.

  • A gradual roll-out to elementary schools begins in 2010-2011.

  • In fall 2010 the elementary framework will be disseminated via PLA Compass.

  • The secondary school roll-out is projected for 2013-2014

    Contact: Pat Fege and Kathy McQuillan

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Ecart horizon

eCART /Horizon

  • Instructional resources and assessments in eCART continue to grow.

  • The ASPIRE test player has been rebranded as Horizon and has enhanced functionality which will help teachers to use the system.

    Contact: Derek Kelley

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Esol model classroom

ESOLModel Classroom

  • The ESOL 'Model Classroom' is becoming an Elementary ESOL Community of Learners and is located at Centreville Elementary School. For details on how teacher teams can participate in this learning opportunity contact Lisa Craft. 

    Contact: Lisa Craft

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Fcps 24 7 learning

FCPS 24-7 Learning

  • FCPS 24-7 Learning has been upgraded to Blackboard 8.4. This version of blackboard includes an enhanced gradebook.

  • Directions for using the new features are available in the FCPS 24-7 resource center which is available to teachers and administrators when they log into FCPS 24-7 Learning.

    Contact: Derek Kelley

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Non fcps sponsored contests

Non FCPS Sponsored Contests

  • Approval Procedures for Non-FCPS Contests and Competitions are available through Regulation 1367.2 Section X. Nonschool –Sponsored Contests and Competitions.

    Regulation 1367

    Contact: Lillian Garrity

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School counseling services

School Counseling Services

  • School counseling services has adopted a comprehensive data-driven program based on the National Model of the American School Counselor's Association.

  • Expectations for counseling programs include: alignment of mission, PLCs, data-driven decision making, and advisory councils.

    Contact: Greg Hood

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Secondary assessments

Secondary Assessments

  • Advanced Academics

    • NNATI

  • Health and Physical Education

    • eCART

  • Mathematics

    • Grade 7 Algebra Honors

    • Special Education

    • State Assessments

  • World Languages

    • Common Assessments

    • Credit Exam for World Languages

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Secondary curriculum revisions

Secondary Curriculum Revisions

  • Fine Arts

    • Computer Graphics and Photography Program of Studies revision

    • MS Art Program of Studies Revision

    • Health and Physical Education

    • Family Life Education Please Stand UP! Scenario

    • New FLE Lessons Require Additional Class

    • Language Arts

    • New Standards of Learning

      Curriculum Revisions


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Secondary Curriculum Revisions

  • Mathematics

    • 2009 Standards of Learning/ New Pacing Guides

  • Marketing

    • Curriculum Update and Alignment

  • Science

    • Standards of Learning

  • Social Studies

    • Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework

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Secondary dates and deadlines

Secondary Dates and Deadlines

  • New Course Requests

  • Timeline

  • PSAT Administration

    • Information

  • Special Education

    • IEPs

    • Student Safety and Wellness

    • SR&R

    • Courses

  • Return to Secondary Listing


    Secondary legislative updates

    Secondary Legislative Updates

    • Health and Physical Education

      • Driver Education Code of Virginia Mandate

    • Mathematics

      • Algebra 1 – Part 1

    Return to Secondary Listing


    Secondary new resources

    Secondary New Resources

    • Business and Information Technology

      • eCART resources

      • ESOL

      • eCART resources for HS

      • eCART resources for MS

    • Language Arts

      • eCART resources

        New Resources Continued


    Secondary new resources1

    Secondary New Resources

    • Library Information Services

      • eCART Resources

      • New Databases

      • Expanded professional digital books

      • New digital books

    • Marketing

      • eCART resources

    • Mathematics

      • eCART resources

        New Resources Continued


    Secondary new resources2

    Secondary New Resources

    • Science

      • eCART resources

      • NoAA Grant for MWEES

      • GIS Lessons for Life and Physical Science

      • Social Studies

      • Books

        New Resources Continued


    Secondary new resources3

    Secondary New Resources

    • Special Education

      • Restraint and Seclusion

      • Special Reading

      • Procedures Required for Implementation of Special Education Regulations in Virginia’s Public Schools Manual

    Return to Secondary Listing


    Secondary professional development

    Secondary Professional Development

    • Administrator Training Opportunity

      • Kagan Cooperative Meetings

    • Advanced Academics

      • Training for SSD Coordinators

      • AP/IB Summit

      • Academy Courses

    • Mathematics

      • Virtual Synchronous In-service (MS and HS)

      • Training (Power Mathematics, Ari, Mathematics 7 Honors)

      • Double Block Algebra 1 Academy Course

        Professional Development Continued


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    Secondary Professional Development

    • Health and Physical Education

      • FLE Academy Course

      • FLE Training

      • GMU Driver Education Course

    • School Counseling Services

      • Secondary In-service

    • Social Studies

      • Differentiation and Content Knowledge

      • Use of Technology

    • Special Education

      • OSEI Collaborative Conference

    Return to Secondary Listing


    Secondary projects

    Secondary Projects

    • Mathematics and Social Studies

      • Junior Achievement (JA)Finance Park Curriculum

    • PreK-12

      • Best Practices

      • Goal Setting and Reflection Project and Academic and Career Plan Pilot

      • Responsive Instruction: An RTI Approach

    Return to Secondary Listing


    Other updates for secondary

    Other Updatesfor Secondary

    • Advanced Academics

      • AP/ IB Fees

      • College Board Online

      • MS Honors Open Enrollment

    • Business and Information Technology

      • Training Opportunities for Economics and Personal Finance

    • eCART/Horizon

      • Resources and Changes

        Other Continued


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    Other Updatesfor Secondary

    • ESOL

      • VGLA and Model Classroom

    • FCPS 24-7 Learning

      • Blackboard Upgrade

    • Non FCPS Sponsored Contests

      • Contest Requirements

    • School Counseling

      • Comprehensive Data-driven Program

    Return to Secondary Listing


    Advanced academics secondary assessments

    Advanced Academics Secondary Assessments

    • The Naglieri Non Verbal Ability Test I (NNATI) can be administered to third through seventh grade students during the Naglieri testing window.

      Naglieri Testing Schedule

      Contact: Carol Horn

    Return to Assessments


    Health and physical education secondary assessments

    Health and Physical Education Secondary Assessments

    • Assessment items have been added to eCART for grade 10 Health and Physical Education. A common district catalog assessment will be piloted in grade 10 Health and Physical Education.

      Contact: Carrie Reynolds

    • Grade 8 Health and Physical Education test items are located in eCART. A common district catalog assessment will be piloted in grade 8 Health and Physical Education.

      Contact: Liz Payne

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    Mathematics secondary assessments

    Mathematics Secondary Assessments

    • Beginning SY 2010 criteria for placement in Algebra I Honors in Grade 7 will change. The Grade 7 Mathematics SOL test will replace the Grade 8 Mathematics SOL test. Students must score at the pass advanced level. There are no changes to the other criteria.

      Contact: Gloria Allen

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    Special education secondary assessments

    Special Education Secondary Assessments

    • VAAP will include a writing component for grades 5, 8, and 11.

    • VGLA-IEP teams must continue rigorous scrutiny of multiple choice and alternate format work samples to justify use of VGLA. Work samples must be retained with IEP in student file.

    • VMAST will be field tested in 2010-2011 and available for mathematics grades 3-8 and Algebra 1 in 2011-2012. 

    •  All assessments will incorporate 2008 Social Studies standards.     

      Information and Training Opportunities

      Contact: Mary Ann Panarelli

    Return to Assessments


    World languages secondary and prek 12 assessments

    World Languages Secondary and PreK-12 Assessments

    • Common Assessments in German, French, Spanish and Latin: Level 1 assessments were completed and administered in June 2010. Level 2 assessments were field tested in June 2010 and revised. Levels 1 and 2 will be ready to administer in June 2011.

      Contact: Paula Patrick

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    World Languages Secondary and PreK-12 Assessments

    • The Credit Exam for World Languages is now available in 19 languages. Students proficient in one or more of these languages will register with their counselors this year.

    • Counselors will be trained on the new registration process in September.

      Contact: Paula Patrick

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    Fine arts secondary curriculum revisions

    Fine Arts Secondary Curriculum Revisions

    • The Computer Graphics and Photography Programs of Studies have been revised. Drafts will be posted in FCPS 24-7 and distributed to all high school art teachers before the beginning of school.

    • The Middle School Art Program of Studies has been revised. A draft will be distributed to all middle school art teachers at the December 10 training session for use in the second semester.

      Contact: Tamra Ferreira

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    Health and physical education secondary curriculum revisions

    Health and Physical Education Secondary Curriculum Revisions

    • New media: Please Stand Up! Relationship Scenario has been approved for grade 9 Emotional and Social Health Unit. Grade 9 teachers have received copies.

    • Please Stand Up! Suicide scenario has been approved for use as part of grade 10 Human Growth and Development Health Unit. Copies distributed to schools in August.

      Contact: Carrie Reynolds

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    Health and Physical Education Secondary Curriculum Revisions

    • New grade 8 contraception lesson was distributed to middle schools electronically in May. This is an additional gender separate instruction lesson for the Human Growth and Development unit.

    • Schools must schedule an additional class period for the unit.

      Contact: Liz Payne

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    Language arts secondary curriculum revisions

    Language Arts Secondary Curriculum Revisions

    • New English Language Arts Standards of Learning were approved in 2010.

    • The new standards will be tested in 2013.

    • In the 2010-2011 school year, the older standards remain in effect.

      Contact: Pat Fege

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    Mathematics Secondary Curriculum Revisions

    • The newly adopted 2009 Standards of Learning (SOL) will be incorporated into a revised FCPS Program of Studies (POS). Pacing guides will be available in August 2011.

    • Addendums to the pacing guide outline and changes and additions to the FCPS Mathematics POS will be made available through out the year.

    • SOL Timeline

      Contact: Gloria Allen


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    Mathematics Secondary Curriculum Revisions

    • SOL and Pacing Guide Timeline

      Contact: Gloria Allen

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    Marketing secondary curriculum revisions

    Marketing Secondary Curriculum Revisions

    • The Fashion 1 and Fashion 2 curricula were updated to align with the newly revised VDOE curricula.

    • Curriculum available in FCPS 24/7 Learning.

      Contact: Amy Granahan

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    Science secondary curriculum revisions

    Science Secondary Curriculum Revisions

    • New Science Standards of Learning were approved in 2010.

    • New standards will be tested in 2013.

    • In the 2010-2011 school year the older standards remain in effect.

      Contact: Myra Thayer

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    Social studies curriculum revisions secondary

    Social Studies Curriculum Revisions Secondary

    • The 2008 Standards of Learning and Curriculum Frameworks for social studies will be fully implemented and tested for the 2010-2011 school year. Teachers should replace curriculum documents with those that are located in eCART.

      Contact: Kurt Waters and Patti Winch

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    New course requests dates and deadlines

    New Course Requests Dates and Deadlines

    • Course requests must be sent by the principal to Peter Noonan’s office by September 15th. This includes new courses not currently approved in FCPS and requests to add a previously approved course.

    • Forms available through Regulation 3202.

      Regulation 3202

      Contact: Craig Herring

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    School counseling dates and deadlines

    School CounselingDates and Deadlines

    • PSATs will be administered to 10th grade students on October 13, 2010.

    • There is no fee for 10th grade students.  The PSAT fee for 9th, 11th and 12th grade students is $17.00.

      Superintendent ‘s PSAT Memo

      Contact: Greg Hood

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    Special education secondary dates and deadlines

    Special Education Secondary Dates and Deadlines

    • All teachers serving Special Education students have electronic access to IEPs via GET-IEP. All teachers serving Special Education students are required to review IEPs before the first day of school.

    • School administrators have access to reports in GET-IEP that show which IEPs have been viewed, when they were viewed and by whom.

      Contact: Dawn Schaefer

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    Student Safety and Wellness Office Dates and Deadlines

    • The 2010 SR&R materials were delivered to all schools by July 30th.

    • SR&R/SASI and Attendance/SASI classes are sponsored by the Student Safety and Wellness Office during the year for School Administrators and SASI Operators.

    • Register for the courses in MyPLT by searching for SSAW.

      Contact: Clarence Jones

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    Health and physical education secondary legislative updates

    Health and Physical Education Secondary Legislative Updates

    • New Code of Virginia mandate: Parent/teen 90-minute traffic safety presentation in connection to driver education classroom instruction required.

      Contact: Carrie Reynolds

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    Mathematics secondary legislative updates

    Mathematics Secondary Legislative Updates

    • Students who enter 9th grade in the 2010-2011 school year and in subsequent years will receive an elective credit upon successful completion of Algebra I - Part 1.

    • Students who entered 9th grade prior to the 2010-2011 school year, will earn a mathematics credit for graduation upon successful completion of Algebra I - Part 1.

      Contact: Karen Hatchl

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    Business and information technology secondary resources

    Business and Information Technology Secondary Resources

    • New resources aligned to the POS are located in eCART.

      Contact: Beth Downey

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    Esol secondary resources

    ESOL Secondary Resources

    • New instructional resources are available in eCART.

    • The resources target academic language development and key language skills for ESOL Level 1, 2, and 3 students.

      Contact: Nancy Batchelder and Dianna Poodiack

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    ESOL Secondary Resources

    • New instructional resources and other aligned curriculum documents and scaffolded instructional resources are available in eCART.

    • Resources which target academic language development.

    • Focus Science formative assessments are located in Aspire/Horizon.

      Contact: Darina Walsh/Karen Kleiber

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    Language arts secondary resources

    Language Arts Secondary Resources

    • New English Language Arts resources are located in eCART.

      • Middle school resources include differentiated lessons appropriate for all classes including honors classes.

      • High school resources include strategies for teaching reading and writing skills.

        Contact: Tiffani Worsham and Dana Cable

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    Library Information Services Resources

    • eCART Resources have been aligned to the Library SBI’s and correlated to Social Studies, Science and English Language Arts.

    • New Databases include:

      • Grzmick’s Animal Life

      • GREENR (environmental sciences)

      • Testing and Education Reference Center

      • Marshall Cavendish (Science and Social Studies)

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    Library Information Services Resources

    • Expanded Professional digital titles from ASCD and Linworth are available through the library catalog.

    • New digital book products for all schools include TumbleBooks Library and TumbleReadables.

    • Contact: Susan Thorniley

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    Marketing secondary resources

    Marketing Secondary Resources

    • Resources for Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Advanced Sports and Entertainment Marketing and Marketing are located in eCART.

      Contact: Amy Granahan

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    Mathematics secondary resources

    Mathematics Secondary Resources

    • New items and resources are located in eCART.

      Contact: Gloria Allen

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    Science secondary resources

    Science Secondary Resources

    • Resources that differentiate for the honors science courses are located in eCART.

      Contact: Donna Clark and Ben Nowak

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    Science Secondary Resources

    • Revised advanced academic resources are located in eCART.

    • NOAA grant will fund MWEEs and facilitate watershed-related field experience for Life Science students. Training for 1 teacher from each school will be held in October 2010.

    • GIS lessons for Life and Physical Science are located in eCART.

      Contact: Linda Peterson

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    Social studies secondary resources

    Social Studies Secondary Resources

    • Schools are encouraged to purchase newly adopted books for social studies elective courses this year.

      Social Studies Textbook Information

      Contact: Kurt Waters

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    Special education prek 12 resources

    Special Education PreK-12 Resources

    • New FCPS Restraint and Seclusion Guidelines impact all school-district employees who manage students with challenging behaviors.

    • Guidelines are currently in the approval process and will be distributed during Fall 2010.

    • Training will be available for administrators.

      Contact: Flo Bosch

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    Special Education PreK-12 Resources

    • OSEI (High Incidence) K-12 offers specialized reading program training for special education teachers. Training includes overview of classroom resources for students with disabilities.

      Contact: Karen Durocher

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    Special Education Resources

    • Office of Special Education Procedural Support Services (OSEPS) has updated the Procedures Required for Implementation of Special Education Regulations in Virginia’s Public Schools Manual used by LSC, Eligibility, and IEP teams.

    • A new Special Education Operations Manual will be available by mid-to-late fall 2010.

      Contact: Hallie Marcotte

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    Administrator opportunity secondary professional development

    Administrator Opportunity Secondary Professional Development

    • Administrators have an opportunity to attend the Kagan Cooperative Meetings 2-day workshop on Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15. This is the same workshop that was held in November, 2008.

    • Register in MyPLT, key word, “Kagan.”

      Contact: Judy Heard

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    Advanced academics secondary professional development

    Advanced Academics SecondaryProfessional Development

    • Training for Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Coordinators regarding the College Board online accommodation request process, teacher narrative model, and document preparation process is scheduled for September 1, 2010.

    • AP Summit – November 2010 date TBD IB Summit – December 2010 date TBD

      Contact: LouEllen Brademan

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    Advanced Academics SecondaryProfessional Development

    • Fall Academy Courses available through MyPLT are:

      • Strategies for Teaching 9th and 10th Grade Advanced Courses

      • Smart Students with Learning Challenges

      • Differentiating Instruction for Advanced Learners in High School

      • Register through MyPLT.

        Contact: LouEllen Brademan

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    Mathematics secondary professional development

    Mathematics SecondaryProfessional Development

    • A virtual synchronous in-service is scheduled for all secondary mathematics teachers on September 1, 2010.

    • MS Training in Power Mathematics, ARI, and Mathematics 7 Honors.

      MS Training Schedule

    • A double block Algebra I Academy non- advertised course, AC-2275, begins August 26, 2010. Course information is located in MyPLT.

      Contact: Karen Hatchl and David Van Vleet

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    Health and physical education professional development

    Health and Physical EducationProfessional Development

    • FLE Academy course for new grade 10 health teachers will be conducted in the fall. Training registration located in MyPLT.

    • FLE training for new middle school teachers will be conducted in October. Training registration located in MyPLT.

    • GMU courses for driver education endorsement are being offered this school year. The GMU course information is located in the Academy Course catalog and on MyPLT.

      Contact: Liz Payne and Carrie Reynolds

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    School counseling services professional development

    School Counseling Services Professional Development

    • All Directors of Student Services, secondary school counselors, and career center specialists should attend the in-service at Robinson Secondary School on August 25th at 7:30 AM.

    • In-service and optional breakout sessions will be based on the American School Counselor National Model.

      Contact: Greg Hood

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    Social studies secondary professional development

    Social Studies Secondary Professional Development

    • Professional development will focus on differentiation and increasing content knowledge: Africa Colloquium, Latin America Colloquium, State & Local Government and Differentiation.

      Contact: Kurt Waters

    • The focus of the professional development opportunities planned for this year will be differentiation and the use of technology in social studies.

      Contact: Patti Winch

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    Special education prek 12 professional development

    Special Education PreK-12 Professional Development

    • OSEI (Low Incidence) will present a collaborative conference on September 1, 2010 from 8:15 am until 3:30 pm at South County Secondary School.

    • Instructional staff supporting students with low incidence disabilities are invited to attend.

      Conference Information

      Contact: Flo Bosch

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    Mathematics and social studies secondary projects

    Mathematics and Social Studies Secondary Projects

    • The Junior Achievement (JA) Finance Park curriculum will be taught in all middle schools this year. This curriculum is integrated with mathematics and civics.

    • All 8th graders will be taught the content in Civics and in 8th grade mathematics classes.

    • All 8th grade students will attend a field trip to Finance Park to become "an adult for a day" by creating a personal monthly budget.

      Contact: David Van Vleet and Patti Winch

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    Prek 12 projects

    PreK-12 Projects

    • Updates on Best Practices for Teaching and Learning project are available.

    • Best Practice Website

      Contact: Ellen Mukai

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    PreK-12 Projects

    • A PLA Compass Seminar to provide information and updates on the Goal Setting and Reflection Project and the VDOE Academic and Career Plan will be held Tuesday, August 17, from 1-3 at Fairfax Ridge.

    • An overview of the seminar is located on page 65 of the Compass catalog.

    • Register through MyPLT.

      Contact: Lynnette Harris

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    Prek 12 project

    PreK-12 Project

    • Responsive Instruction was recently approved as a 5-year PMOC Project.

    • A gradual roll-out to elementary schools begins in 2010-2011.

    • In fall 2010 the elementary framework will be disseminated via PLA Compass.

    • The secondary school roll-out is projected for 2013-2014

      Contact: Pat Fege and Kathy McQuillan

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    Advanced academics

    Advanced Academics

    • AP/IB test fees: $75 per exam and no charge for students eligible for free/reduced priced meals. Exam fee payment due date is November 30, 2010.

      • Memo: New Student Fees

      • New Student Fee Attachment

    • College Board online accommodation request service for AP/PSAT/SAT testing available

      Contact: LouEllen Brademan

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    Advanced Academics

    • Middle Schools will be implementing an open enrollment policy in Honors courses this year.

    • Professional development will take place at the September in-service in all subject areas and throughout the year in order to support schools during the transition year.

      Contact: Anne Horak

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    Business and information technology

    Business and Information Technology

    • Training opportunities for Economics and Personal Finance will be sent to principals .

    • Updates on the curriculum implementation will be sent to principals as information becomes available.

      Contact: Beth Downey

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    eCART/Horizon

    • Instructional resources and assessments in eCART continue to grow.

    • The ASPIRE test player has been rebranded as Horizon and has enhanced functionality which will help teachers to use the system.

      Contact: Derek Kelley

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    Leadership conference administrator updates

    ESOL

    • New Kindergarten English Language Proficiency assessment will be administered during September.

    • VGLA Updates for ESOL Students, New Model Classroom information is available.

      Contact: Diane Kerr and Sam Klein

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    FCPS 24-7 Learning

    • FCPS 24-7 Learning has been upgraded to Blackboard 8.4. This version of Blackboard includes an enhanced gradebook.

    • Directions for using the new features are available in the FCPS 24-7 resource center which is available to teachers and administrators when they log into FCPS 24-7 Learning.

      Contact: Derek Kelley

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    Non FCPS Sponsored Contests

    • Approval Procedures for Non-FCPS Contests and Competitions are available through Regulation 1367.2 Section X. Nonschool –Sponsored Contests and Competitions.

      Regulation 1367

      Contact: Lillian Garrity

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    School Counseling Services

    • School counseling services has adopted a comprehensive data-driven program based on the National Model of the American School Counselor's Association.

    • Expectations for counseling programs include: alignment of mission, PLCs, data-driven decision making, and advisory councils.

      Contact: Greg Hood

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