Welcome to Virginia’s Community of Learning, an education portal for the Commonwealth of Virginia, created and supported by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education. We are currently in development but the site will eventually include an events calendar, a job board, and links to important resources of interest to Virginia’s education community.

News

U.S. Department of Education Launches Second Chance Pell Pilot Program for Incarcerated Individuals

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system, reduce recidivism, and combat the impact of mass incarceration on communities, the Department of Education today announced the Second Chance Pe…

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Five Teachers Selected as State Finalists for Presidential Math & Science Teaching Award July 24, 2015  

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Barbershops Cutting Into the Achievement Gap

As we celebrate, engage and Read Where You Are today, you might see tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts already on “newsfeeds” with great photos of reading in barbershops. What you might not know, and I am proud to share, is how this all began – when the Department of Education starting chatting with barbers about

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Resources

“Get the Math” helps students discover why math matters

Have your students ever asked in math class, “When are we ever going to use this?” If so, you should introduce them to Get the Math. The website combines video and web interactivity to help students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems.

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Do you and your students need a brain break?

GoNoodle is an excellent resource for you to use in the classroom when your students (and you) need a short break from the rigors of learning. The quick desk-side physical activities get your students moving in an structured, fun way. The site now offers a series of activities called “Think about it” that give students “a single positive thought to reflect on and carry with them throughout the day.”

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DOE and VA Teachers offer “Comprehensive Instructional Program”

The Comprehensive Instructional Program is a site that features lesson plans, activities, and assessments by superior Virginia teachers. All resources are aligned to the rigor and content of the VA Standards of Learning.

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