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Great Things all kids need

Relationships are the oxygen of human development. All young people need and deserve many adults who connect – and connect deeply- with them.
Peter Benson, Ph.D.

Great things all kids need:
Support – empowerment- boundaries & expectations – constructive use of time – commitment of learning – positive values – social competencies – positive identity

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Univserity of Mary Washington Highlights

UMW magazine pic

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Summer School Benefits

Summer benefitsI loved this post on Enlighten Me

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PD: Communicating, Collaborating, Coaching: How Great Instructional Coaches Work With Teachers

Great VASCD Professional Development Opportunity
Communicating, Collaborating, Coaching: How Great Instructional Coaches Work With Teachers

Participants in this session will learn three basic approaches to coaching that exist along a continuum of practice and will practice matching their coaching strategies to teachers’ professional learning needs. The basic skills of coaching– listening, questioning, and feedback – will be illustrated and practiced. Scenarios will be used to link these approaches and skills to the reality of coaches’ daily work.
February 5, 2014, The Place at Innsbrook, Richmond
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration fee $115. (A 10% discount is available for active VaASCD members. Use the promo code VASCDMEMBER at checkout.)

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From My Plunge To Dancing With The Stars

Ten well-known Fredericksburg-area business and civic leaders will participate in an Aug. 17 event at the University of Mary Washington that will be patterned after ABC’s popular “Dancing with the Stars” television show

Come watch me support a great cause. See you there!!!

Fred Dance with Stars PicTen well-known Fredericksburg-area business and civic leaders will participate in an Aug. 17 event at the University of Mary Washington that will be patterned after ABC’s popular “Dancing with the Stars” television show.

“Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars” will pair the 10 participants with professional dancers from Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio in Spotsylvania County. The event, which will start at 7 p.m. in UMW’s Dodd Auditorium, will raise money for a scholarship program for UMW students studying the performing arts.

The show will be held at 7 p.m. inside Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, on the University of Mary Washington campus. Champagne Under the Stars follows at 9 p.m. Tickets for individual, reserved seats are now on sale.

Single Admission Tickets $75 (plus $5 processing fee)
Tax-deductible portion of your purchase is $65.

Proceeds from Dancing With the Fredericksburg Stars will endow performing arts scholarships for regional UMW students. Professional partners accompanying the Fredericksburg Stars are from Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio in Fredericksburg.

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My Art Plunge

My Plunge experience carried me outside my comfort zone. I wanted and needed to embark upon an adventure that did not involve children in public education or children in need. No food bank or homeless shelter for me; I needed a change. It was time for me to engage in a more creative movement to bring the warmth of volunteering and giving to life, support a local agency and have a little fun. That was my mission and I found it. I became a part of the Via Colori of Fredericksburg group to support a nonprofit agency, The Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. Yes my non-artistic abilities took me to a new and rewarding adventure, Via Colori.

Please visit my plunge video http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=c0fZf7noOYk

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Be a Presenter at VASCD’s Annual Conference

Be a Presenter at VASCD’s Annual Conference:
Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

Virginia ASCD seeks presenters to share programs, practices, research, and innovative thinking with Virginia’s teachers and leaders. The 2013 Conference Theme, @modernlearners, provides guidance in planning both the content and format of concurrent sessions. Sessions are 1 hour 15 minutes in length. DEADLINE is June 3, 2013
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Please visit the link below if you are interested.
http://www.vaascd.org/index.php/home/news_entry/present-at-annual-conference

Please join us at the 2013 Annual Conference:@modernlearners
December 4-6, 2013 , Williamsburg Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg
http://www.vaascd.org/index.php/home/events_entry/2013-annual-conference

I hope to see you there.

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