OPSRC seeks to continually develop better opportunities for professional development based in part on your feedback and embracing teamwork as Dan McCabe suggested above. We’ve heard your requests for additional online offerings and online communities of practice, and we have a solution! OPSRC is excited to announce our transition to the NextThought platform for all of our online learning. You know those state-required courses many of you complete? Or those webinars you log into at a later time and check out? We’re upgrading our online learning platform for all of our members, and we are so excited about the ease and added features it will bring to your experience! We will transition to NextThought in January. Don't worry--all coursework you’ve been able to access will transition to our new platform. But you'll have the added bonus of online community of practice features like chat, sharing, etc.
IMPORTANT: Please download all of your user reports from Litmos that you will need for accreditation before January 1, 2019. After January 1, 2019, you will no longer be able to access those reports from previous.
And never fear: we will be here to support you in this transition with FAQ videos, online tutorials and webinars! We want this transition to be easy for you so that you can begin reaping the benefits of our new system immediately. This transition will also bring more online content. You’ll see modules that support literacy instruction with content around read alouds; shared, close and guided readings; word study; and modeled, guided and independent writings. And we didn’t forget about math with frameworks for number talks and for using math manipulatives. We will also continue to post our webinars online after they air.
What a whirlwind August was! Through conducting on-site trainings and regional professional days over the last month, the Teaching & Learning team was honored to teach and learn with nearly 2,000 educators across the state.
My best friend, a 1st grade teacher in northern Virginia, was brainstorming on an end-of-year project to celebrate the reading both her students and parents have done this past year.