Virginia Department of Education
Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network
Thank you to Advanced Learning Partnerships for this news post!
The first cohort of the Lead Innovation Teams of the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network will share in December the work they have engaged in since March 2019 to develop local support for implementing the Profile of a Virginia Graduate. Teams have been working on a continuum of local initiatives designed to increase deeper learning experiences, equity, and active engagement of learners across the Commonwealth. Some examples include creating interdisciplinary curriculum, implementing Project-based Learning, developing community-based career experiences, or engaging high school students in senior capstone projects to demonstrate competencies.
Applications for the second cohort of Virginia divisions are now being accepted at the VaLIN website. You can access both a program overview, frequently asked questions, and the application form to submit online at the site.
As we prepare to circle up with colleagues from the #VALIN we reflect on the powerful work you are facilitating in support of learners across our state. We are thankful that you are on this journey together and look forward to learning with you as the story continues to unfold. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and we will see you in Chesterfield on December 13th.
Snapshots from the Field Where the Work Continues
Continue to review the #VAis4Learners newsletter for virtual engagement opportunities. We heard your requests and are working to design webinar experiences to meet your evolving needs.
Do you still need copies of What Schools Could Be?
Becky Ellis has free copies of the paperback edition of Ted Dintersmith’s latest book, What Schools Could Be available for network teams. Please contact Becky to arrange to obtain copies. Want some help with getting the word out about innovation in your schools? Try using this study guide from Ted.
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VALIN is Together Again in December
Friday, Dec. 13th, 8:30am-2pm
About Advanced Learning Partnerships
ALP is a partner, designer, and agent of change. We move beyond the expert mindset and one-size-fits-all, quick fix solutions.
Virginia is for Learners is an initiative of the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia School Consortium for Learning (VaSCL), and James Madison University with support from Ted Dintersmith. Coaching is provided by Advanced Learning Partnerships and Dr. Scott McLeod from the University of Colorado at Denver.
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