College & Career Readiness Initiative

Funded by SCHEV's SURN Visible Leaders 2.0

Note: The College and Career Readiness Initiative is a closed event.

2016-2017 Event Dates:
Dates pending


Project Goals & Objectives

The College & Career Readiness Initiative is a series of professional development sessions designed to enhance the skill sets of language arts/English teachers to address the College and Career Readiness English Performance Expectations defined by the Virginia Department of Education. 

The teacher(s) will receive:

  • session materials, including books
  • high quality professional development by College faculty including Dr. Anne-Charity Hudley (English Department)
  • documentation of up to 30 contact hours for participating in four CCRI professional development days and developing a course related document

The teacher(s) are expected to:

  • Attend professional development sessions on all of four assigned dates. These sessions will focus on leadership development, persuasive writing, argumentation, research, and nonfiction literacy and will be held at the College of William and Mary
  • Use and reflect upon target strategies provided through session participation and intersession activities (e.g., online learning module, text sets, lesson plan, syllabus)
  • Provide school-level professional development to colleagues
  • Engage in peer observations using the SURN VTALL observation forms for providing formative feedback.  The number of observations will vary by school, as some administrators may have invited participants to serve on a collaborative observation team.  The minimum number of observations is three.

Driving Directions

The workshop is being held on the campus of The College of William and Mary in the School of Education's Professional Development Center. The address is 301 Monticello Avenue, Williamsburg, VA. A parking pass is required and will be emailed to participants.

SOE

 From Richmond and points west:

  • Take Interstate 64 East to exit 234 (Route 199 East) towards Lightfoot.
  • Follow Route 199 approximately 6 miles to the Monticello Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the stop light onto Monticello Avenue.
  • Stay on Monticello Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles. At the sixth light, you’ll see a large sign on the right for the School of Education. Turn right at the light.
  • Park in the lot specified on your parking pass. Be sure to display your parking permit which will be emailed.

 From Norfolk and points east:

  • Take Interstate 64 West to exit 242A (Route 199 West) towards Williamsburg and Jamestown.
  • Follow Route 199 approximately 6 miles to the Monticello Avenue exit.
  • At the bottom of the ramp, bear to the right onto Monticello Avenue.
  • Stay on Monticello Avenue for approximately 1.5 miles. At the sixth light, you’ll see a large sign on the right for the School of Education. Turn right at the light.
  • Park in the lot specified on your parking pass. Be sure to display your parking permit which will be emailed.

Travel Time from Air Transportation:


SURN asks the school division to pay the travel costs for their teacher(s). The College and Career Readiness Initiative is a closed event. Each SURN Principal Academy administrator is invited to select two language arts/English teachers from his/her middle or high school. Please email [[surn]] if you have any questions.