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Pack Your Bags for Tech-Focused ActiVAtED Learning Adventures Webinars & Podcast

From VDOE, Virtual Virginia, Blue Ridge PBS & VSTE

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The Virginia Department of Education invites educators of all levels on a virtual summer road trip around the Commonwealth for ActiVAtED Learning Adventures, a new webinar series that coincides with season 1 of the ActiVAtED Learning podcast.  

The webinar series and podcast are presented by the VDOE in partnership with Virtual Virginia and Blue Ridge PBS and in collaboration with VSTE. The series will feature discussions with leading educators throughout Virginia about what gets them energized and excited in using technology to inspire student engagement. The 12-episode season will launch new episodes every two weeks. Check them out here or on ECHO (via YouTube).   The podcast is also available on Apple,    Spotify,   and Amazon Music.  

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Webinars will be part of the VVA Statewide Meetings on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. (A new registration is required for the summer season of the VVA Statewide Weekly Meetings.)

The complete schedule, including topics, hosts, episodes, and featured guests, is below:

DateTopicHostEpisode & Featured Guest(s)
May 28Blended LearningEmily Heller, VSTE101: Catlin Tucker, blended learning expert
June 4ALL in VACalypso Gilstrap, VDOE102: Lisa Coons, Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction
June 11MathematicsRyan Champney, VDOE103: Emily Burrell, Fairfax, and Wezi Thindwa, Adobe
June 18Assistive TechnologyKaren Richardison, VSTE104: Katie Fielding, Prince William County, and Chris Bugaj, Loudoun County
June 25Improving Instruction as a TeamMeg Foley, VDOE105: Teachers of Rocky Gap Elementary, Stafford County
July 9Computer Science and AccessKeisha Tennessee, VDOE106: Yvette Lee, Henrico County
July 16Tech TrekHeather Askea, VSTE107: Andrew Smith and Thomas Larimer, Washington County
July 23Building a Virtual Reality LabReginald Fox, VDOE108: Logan Childress, Bristol
July 30School Librarian of the YearCalypso Gilstrap, VDOE109: Kelly Passek, Blacksburg
August 6Computer Science Educator of the YearKeisha Tennessee, VDOE110: Caren Daniels, Chesapeake
August 13SEAL ProgramCara Hyden, VSTE111: Christine Lafferty and John Littlefield, Suffolk County
August 20Custodian to ClassroomTina Coffey, VSTE112: Instructional technologists, VSTE Conference
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For more information about the ActiVAtED Learning Adventures webinar series, please contact the Office of Educational Technology and Classroom Innovation at [email protected].

Enroll in the ActiVAtED Learning Adventures online course in the Statewide LMS.