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Graduation Teacher Education Professional Development Institutes

Welcome to the webpage for Mary Baldwin College’s Graduate Teacher Education Professional Development Institute series (PDI).  The GTE program offers an exciting and innovative lecture series for GTE students and local teachers and administrators. Institutes are currently scheduled in Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Roanoke. These institutes offer the very latest information on a variety of current topics in education and are presented by MBC professors and seasoned educators from the field. These PDI may be used toward recertification points, pending approval from a school division.

Fee:

$75 ($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 gtepdi@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 registration form and mail it with a check to the GTE office. OR
  2. Email the registration form to gtepdi@mbc.edu and mail a check separately.

* To pay online, visit our online payment site, and choose Professional Development Institute Fees (GTE)

Important Information:

  • You will receive registration confirmation and a receipt by email. 
  • Once locations and rooms are reserved, registered participants will be emailed location details.
  • 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.
  • Questions? Please email gtepdi@mbc.edu or call 540-887-7186.

2012-2013 PDI offerings by region

staunton/charlottesville

  1. September 8, 2012 (Staunton)
    Developing Effective Lesson & Unit Plans to Engage Students
    Laurie Cooper, Principal, Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Center
  2. September 22, 2012 (Staunton)
    * Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding
    Elaine Almarode, Retired Educator, Augusta Co. Schools
  3. October 6, 2012 (Staunton)
    Mastering Scholarly Writing: Developing a Quality Graduate Research Paper
    Dr. Tamra Willis, Associate Professor, Mary Baldwin College
  4. October 20, 2012 (Charlottesville)
    Urban Schoolyard Habitats
    Carol Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator for VA Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries, and Dr. Tamra Willis, Associate Professor, Mary Baldwin College
  5. October 27, 2012 (Staunton)
    Integrating Language Arts in the Primary Grades
    Faith Ballew, Staunton City Schools
  6. November 3, 2012 (Charlottesville)
    * Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
    Maria Lewis, Coordinator, Tech Integration & Media for Charlottesville City Schools
  7. November 10, 2012 (Staunton)
    ** Special Education Assessment: Interpreting the results of commonly used psycho-educational assessments, related reports, and administration procedures for the WJ-III.
    Dr. Koressa Malcolm, School Psychologist, Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
  8. January 19, 2013 (Staunton)
    Using the SMART Interactive Whiteboard and SMART Notebook 10 to Enhance Instruction
    Dr. Rachel Potter, Graduate Teacher Education Director, Mary Baldwin College
  9. February 2, 2013 (Charlottesville)
    ** Special Education Assessment: Interpreting the results of commonly used psycho-educational assessments, related reports, and administration procedure for the WJ-III.
    Michelle Jividen, School Psychologist, Louisa Co. Public Schools
  10.  February 9, 2013 (Staunton)
    How to Identify, Prevent, and Stop Bullying in Today’s Schools
    Kendel St. John, Transition Facilitator, Rockingham Co. Schools
  11. March 23, 2013 (Charlottesville)
    Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate: Teaching the Brain Way!
    Dr. John Almarode, Assistant Professor, Department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education, James Madison University

Roanoke

  1. September 22, 2012
    Developing Effective Lesson & Unit Plans to Engage Students
    Jackie Stanley, Adjunct Professor, Mary Baldwin College
  2. November 3, 2012
    Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate: Teaching the Brain Way!
    Dr. John Almarode, Assistant Professor, Department of Early, Elementary, and Reading Education, James Madison University
  3. December 8, 2012
    *Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognizing, Reporting, and Responding
    Michele Dowdy, Coordinator of School Counseling Services, Roanoke Co. Schools
  4. December 15, 2012
    *Technology for the 21st Century Classroom
    Jack Donald, Assistant Superintendent, Rockbridge Co. Schools
  5. January 26, 2013
    Integrating a Balanced Reading Program for PK-6 Teachers
    Alisa Garner, Title 1 Coordinator, Clearbook Elementary School, Roanoke Co. Public Schools
  6. February 23, 2013
    Mastering Scholarly Writing: Developing a Quality Graduate Research Paper
    Dr. Rachel Potter, Graduate Teacher Education Director, Mary Baldwin College
  7. March 16, 2013
    ** Special Education Assessment: Interpreting the results of commonly used psycho-educational assessments, related reports, and administration procedures for the WJ-III.
    Randy Queen, School Psychologist, Roanoke Co. Public Schools

Richmond

  1. October 27, 2012
    ** Special Education Assessment: Interpreting the results of commonly used psycho-educational assessments, related reports, and administration procedures for the WJ-III.
    Dr. Felicia Friend-Harris, School Psychologist, Richmond City Schools
  2. November 10, 2012
    Beyond Student Teaching: Systems, Routines, and Structures in Your First Year
    JoAnn Redd, Retired Educator
  3. November 24, 2012
    Integrating a Balanced Reading Program into the Content Areas
    Kimball Tenser, Title 1 Coordinator, Ridge Elementary, Henrico Co. Schools
  4. December 15, 2012
    How to Differentiate Instruction for Today’s Mixed Ability Classrooms
    Kristi Trevillian, 4th Grade Teacher, Colonial Trail Elementary, Henrico Co. Public Schools
  5. January 12, 2013
    Engaging and Developing Relationships with the Struggling Learner
    Laurie Cooper, Principal, Blue Ridge Juvenile Detention Center
  6. February 9, 2013
    Getting Hired: Effective Resume and Interview Strategies
    Robin Exton, Retired Educator

 

* may be used to meet licensure requirements
** required for Special Education Licensure via MAT and MEd