Professional Development Courses


June 24-28, 2019

Take one day to enrich your students’ learning all year long!

Professional Development Workshops are designed to provide Virginia instructors with new insights into creating more engaging and stimulating lessons for their students. Each day-long session will focus on essential background and activities that teachers can take back to the classroom.

Register online by selecting a workshop below.

June 24, 2019

Analyze the rationale for European exploration and the outcome of their voyages and discoveries on the Old World and the New.

History & Social Science SOLs: 1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 2.6, 2.9, 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, USI.1, USI.4(a), WG.1, WG.3, WG.4, WG.5, WHI.1, WHI.5, WHI.9, WHI.12, WHII.1, WHII.2, WHII.4

Points Earned: 5

June 25, 2019

Investigate the impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on global society from its earliest beginnings through its demise in the 1800s.

History & Social Science SOLs: 3.1, 3.4, 3.5, VS.3(e), VS.4(a), VS.5(b), VS.7, USI.1, USI.4(c), USI.5(d), WG.1, WG.3, WG.6, WHI.1, WHII.1, WHII.4, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3

Points Earned: 5

June 26, 2019

We will explore the crucial role of the US Navy in two major American Conflicts: the Civil War and World War I. Using a range of primary sources, we will delve into the experiences of individual sailors and piece together major events from two turbulent periods in American history.

History & Social Science SOLs: VS.1, VS.7, VS.10, USI.1, USI.2(d), USI.8, USI.9(a-d), USII.1, USII.3, USII.7, CE.1, WHII.10(a,b), WHII.11(a,c), VUS.1, VUS.6(e), VUS.7(a), VUS.8 (a-b), VUS.9 (b)

Points Earned: 5

June 27, 2019

Learn how to bring history to life for your students through the examination of primary sources. Using eyewitness accounts, political cartoons, photographs, newspapers, music, and more, we will create varying perspectives on key events in American and World History.

History & Social Science SOLs: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.13, 2.1, 2.3, 2.7, VS.1, VS.2(g), VS.3, VS.7, VS.9, USI.1, USI.2(d), USI.5, USI.8, USI.9, USII.1, USII.3, USII.6, USII.7, WG.2, WG.3, WG.6, WHI.1, WHI.13, WHII.1, WHII.9, WHII.10, VUS.1, VUS.2, VUS.3, VUS.4, VUS.6, VUS.7, VUS.11, VUS.13, VUS.14

Points Earned: 5

June 28, 2019

Have you wondered what goes on behind the scenes? In this daylong professional development course meet the scientists behind the history and learn hands-on ways to bring environmental science, analytical chemistry, and marine archaeology into your classroom.

Science SOLs: 5.1, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7, 6.1, 6.5, 6.6, 6.7, 6.9, LS.1, LS.4, LS.5. LS.6, LS.8, LS.9, LS.10, LS.11, ES.1, ES.2, ES.6, ES.8, ES.10, BIO.1, BIO.2, BIO.8, CH.1, CH.2, CH.3, CH.5, PS.1, PS.2, PS.8, PS.9

Points Earned: 5


Only $35 per workshop per day.

Price includes workshop, teaching materials, and lunch.
All participants will receive resource kits for each session attended.

School Districts who would like to register a large number of teachers, please call to register.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Wisteria Perry
(757) 591-7744