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Professional Development Institutes

The College of Education offers an exciting and innovative series of Professional Development Institutes (PDIs) for students as well as local teachers and administrators. Institutes are scheduled for fall and spring in Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Roanoke. These institutes offer the latest information on a variety of current topics in education and are presented by MBC professors and seasoned educators from the field. Attendees are given a certificate of attendance.  Current teachers may present this documentation as part of their licensure renewal process.  Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Mary Baldwin College are required to complete four sessions prior to graduation.

Fee:

$60 ($40 for Mary Baldwin College students)

  • Checks should be made out to Mary Baldwin College.
  • Methods of payment include check, credit card, and cash (in-person at Staunton office only)

Refunds:

Cancellations must be made to Lori Wall at lwall@mbc.edu no later than one week before the day of the institute.

How to Register: *You may register up until the Wednesday before the PDI

  1. Download the PDI schedule and registration from myMBC and mail it with a check to the College of Education. OR
  2. Registration forms may also be faxed to Lori Wall at (540-887-7303) or emailed to: lwall@mbc.edu and mail a check separately to the College of Education or pay online
      • Graduate students: select “Professional Development Institute Fees ”
      • Undergraduate/former students: select “other” and type in “Professional Development Institute”

Important Information:

  • You will receive registration confirmation and a receipt by email. 
  • A week prior to the PDI, you will receive an email that includes a map/directions to the center, room number, and other relevant information. 
  • All institutes run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • An hour for lunch, on your own, is allotted.
  • Pending school division approval, Mary Baldwin College PDIs may count towards recertification points as stated on the PDI certificate of completion.

2014-15 PDI offerings by region

Staunton

1: October 4, 2014
Special Education Assessment: Interpreting Commonly Used Psychoeducational Assessments, Related Reports, and Administration Procedures for the WJ-III
Elizabeth Harris, School Psychologist, Louisa County Schools

2: October 11, 2014
Autism and ABA
Nikki Shriver, BCBA, Teaching Partner, Mary Baldwin College – College of Education

3:  November 1, 2014
So, You Are Part of an IEP team?
Laurie Cooper, Principal, Charlottesville City Schools

4: November 15, 2014
First Aid/CPR/AED
Alecia Mullins, American Heart Association Instructor

5: January 17, 2015         
First Aid/CPR/AED
Adam and Kristen Dolan, American Heart Association Instructors

6: January 31, 2015
Mastering Scholarly Writing: Developing a Quality Graduate Research Paper
Tamra Willis, Associate Professor of Education, Mary Baldwin College – College of Education

7: February 7, 2015
How to Differentiate Instruction for Today’s Mixed-Ability Classroom
Carla Van Devander, Differentiation Specialist, Staunton City Schools

8: February 21, 2015
Using the SMART Notebook 11 to Enhance Instruction
Mason King, Principal, Roanoke City Public Schools

9: March 21, 2015            
How to Identify, Prevent, and Stop Bullying in Today’s Schools
Kendel St. John, Transition Facilitator, Independent Contractor

Charlottesville

10: September 27, 2014
Web 2.0 Tools for Today’s Classrooms (beginner)
Maria Lewis, Coordinator of Technology Integration and Media, Charlottesville City Schools

11: October 4, 2014
First Aid/CPR/AED
Alecia Mullins, American Heart Association Instructor

12: November 22, 2014
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning (LGBTQ) Issues in Education
Gail Epps, Special Education Teacher, Albemarle County Schools

13: January, 24 2015
Special Education Assessment: Interpreting Commonly Used Psychoeducational Assessments, Related Reports, and Administration Procedures for the WJ-III
Elizabeth Harris, School Psychologist, Louisa County Schools

14: March 21, 2015
Web 2.0 Tools for Today’s Classrooms (intermediate)
Maria Lewis, Coordinator of Technology Integration and Media, Charlottesville City Schools

Richmond

15: November 1, 2014
Special Education Assessment: Interpreting Commonly Used Psychoeducational Assessments, Related Reports, and Administration Procedures for the WJ-III
Felecia Friend-Harris, School Psychologist, Richmond City Schools

16: November 8, 2014
Beyond Student Teaching: Systems, Routines, and Structures in Your First Year
JoAnn Crowell-Redd, Retired Educator

17:  November 15, 2014
Introduction to the World of Classroom Technology
Mason King, Principal, Roanoke City Public Schools

18: February 7, 2015
Outside the Typical School: Private, Alternative and Other Unique Types of Schooling Programs
Laurie Cooper, Principal, Charlottesville City Schools

19: March 14, 2015 
Getting Hired: Effective Resume and Interview Strategies
Robin Exton, Retired Educator

20: TBA Spring 2015 
First Aid/CPR/AED
Alecia Mullins, American Heart Association Instructor

Roanoke

21: September 20, 2014
Using Poetry to Strengthen Reading and Writing Skills in the K-8 Classroom
Jackie Stanley, Adjunct Faculty, Mary Baldwin College – College of Education

22: October 11, 2014
Mastering Scholarly Writing: Developing a Quality Graduate Research Paper
Rachel Potter, Mary Baldwin College – College of Education

23: October 25, 2014      
First Aid/CPR/AED
Joe Austin, American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) Instructor

24: November 8, 2014
Using the SMART Notebook 11 to Enhance Instruction
Mason King, Principal, Roanoke City Public Schools

25: TBA Spring 2015
First Aid/CPR/AED
Joe Austin, American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) Instructor

26: March 7, 2015
Introduction to Alternative Education Placements and Programming in Virginia (limited to 10 students)
Mason King, Principal, Roanoke City Public Schools

27: March 21, 2015
Special Education Assessment: Interpreting Commonly Used Psychoeducational Assessments, Related Reports, and Administration Procedures for the WJ-III
Melanie Whitaker, Special Education Coordinator, Roanoke County Schools

28: April 4, 2015
Developing Effective Lesson & Unit Plans to Engage Elementary and Middle School Students      
Jackie Stanley, Adjunct Faculty, Mary Baldwin College – College of Education