Presentations & Publications

While 100% of our faculty take part in professional development each year, many more share their interests and expertise with other educators via publications and presentations. A selection of recent offerings is available to browse below.

Robin Albertson-Wren
Mindfulness in Schools – Educating and Empowering Our Children, VAAEYC, 2018
An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2017
Cultivating Joy Through Mindful Awareness, VAIS Leading Learning, 2017
Mindfulness for Educators, VAECE, 2017
An Introduction to Mindfulness for Parents and Educators, Decoding Dyslexia Conference, James Madison University, 2017
Mindfulness in Schools-Educating and Empowering Our Girls, NAIS NCGS 2016
Mindfulness for Educators, VAIS Health and Wellness, 2016
Mindfulness for Teachers, VAIS New Teacher Institute, 2015
Mindfulness in Education, VAIS Health and Wellness, 2015

Karine Boulle
La Publicité, J'adore: Teach French Culture and Media Techniques by Studying Advertisement, FLAVA, Fall 2016
Teach Language Through Fables, FLAVA, Fall 2014
Teach Better, Work Less, FLAVA, Fall 2014
Craft Bilingual Stories, FLAVA, Fall 2013
Turn Students into First Time Authors, FLAVA, Fall 2013

Bob Clark
Life in the Living Room, Coalition of Essential Schools, 2008

Sarah FitzHenry
Supermoons Cause Tidal Waves – True or False?, School Library Journal May 2017
Introduction to Robotics: Robot Petting Zoo, Learn 2 Learn 4, 2017
Is That Real? Preparing Students to Outfox Fake News, MozFest 2017
Spark Joy in Your Reading Program with Social Media, VAIS 2017
Foiling Fake News with Fourth Graders, Library 2.0, 2017

Antxon Iturbe
Issue of Race and Gender: A Paradigm for Teaching Social Justice, NAIS, 2017

Lisa Keeler
VAIS, 2014
VAIS New Teacher Institute, 2017

Sara Kronstain
Curious About Manipulating Fractions – A Singapore Math Approach, VAIS 2017
Bar Modeling for Grades 5 & 6, VAIS 2014

Kelly Kosefeski
Setting the Tone: The First Five Days, VAIS New Teacher Institute, 2017

Karen LeMaire
Bar Modeling in Singapore Math, VAIS, 2014

Michele Mathieson
Charlottesville 2017: Using Visible Thinking to Support Courageous Conversations, BLC18, 2018
Finding Our Way: How Do We Create and Sustain Programs That Transform Teaching, Learning, and School Culture?, BLC18, 2018
FAB Lab: Teaching Web Literacy Skills through Student Choice, Mozfest, 2017

Zach Minster
Computer Science Meets the Classroom, VAIS Leading Learning, 2017
Co-Chair Learn 2 Learn 4 Computer Science Institute, 2017
SPARK Hackathon: Student-Centered Learning in the Real World, VAIS Tech, 2016
Web Literacy Wrangler & Computer Science Meets the Classroom, MozFest, 2016
Incorporating Minecraft into Classroom Problem-Solving, MozFest, 2016

Marie Reed
Charlottesville 2017: Using Visible Thinking to Support Courageous Conversations, BLC18, 2018
Finding Our Way: How Do We Create and Sustain Programs That Transform Teaching, Learning, and School Culture?, BLC18, 2018
VAIS New Teacher Institute, 2018

Victoria Redfearn-Cave
Prairie Winds Orff Chapter: September 30, 2017
VOSA: Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association, Australia, August 19/20, 2017
Early Childhood Performing Arts Conference
Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Orff Chapter: March 18, 2017
​Northwest Ohio Orff Chapter: February 27, 2016
Rocky Mountain Orff Chapter: October 10, 2015
Wyoming Orff Chapter, February 7, 2015
Great Plains Orff Chapter, September 13, 2014
Central Carolina Orff Chapter, March 22, 2014
Greater Cleveland Orff Chapter, March 2014
Los Angeles Orff Chapter Workshop, March 2013
George Mason Orff-Schulwerk Certification Program Instructor (2012 - Present)
University of Northern Colorado Orff-Schulwerk Certification Program (2010 - 2014)

Laura Robertson
Issue of Race and Gender: A Paradigm for Teaching Social Justice, NAIS, 2017
Learn to Learn: Bring 21st Century PD to your School, Boston Learning Conference, 2015
You Say You Want a Revolution: Teacher Directed Professional Development, Boston Learning Conference, 2015
American Studies: A 21st Century Approach to Teaching American History and Culture, Boston Learning Conference, 2015
Prism: Crowdsourcing Interpretation, Boston Learning Conference, 2015
Building the Public School//Private School Bridge, Private School Public Purpose, 2015
Sharing Visions: Bring Public and Independent School Educators Together, NAIS, 2015
NAIS Teacher of the Future, 2014
Prism: Crowdsourcing Interpretation, ERB Conference, 2014
Integrating Through American Studies, Coalition of Essential Schools, 2013
Life in the Living Room, Coalition of Essential Schools, 2008

Erica Roth
Keeping it in the Target Language in the Novice Level Classroom, FLAVA, 2017

Jon Shoup
Issue of Race and Gender: A Paradigm for Teaching Social Justice, NAIS, 2017

Sophie Speidel
15 Years of St. Anne’s-Belfield HealthFest: Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned, VAIS Health and Wellness, 2016

Jordan Taylor
Integrating Through American Studies, Coalition of Essential Schools, 2013

Kim Wilkens
Supermoons Cause Tidal Waves – True or False?, School Library Journal May 2017
Tech Activist: Superhero-in-training, VSTE Keynote, 2017
Is That Real: Preparing Students to Outfox Fake News, MozFest 2017
Computer Science Meets the Classroom, VAIS Leading Learning, 2017, Co-Chair Learn 2 Learn 4 Computer Science Institute, 2017
Foiling Fake News with Fourth Graders. Library 2.0, 2017
Women + Web = <STRONG>, Global Education Conference,  2016
Web Literacy Wrangler & Computer Science Meets the Classroom, MozFest, 2016
SPARK Hackathon: Student-Centered Learning in the Real World, VAIS Tech, 2016
Doing Grassroots Outreach, CAPWIC, 2016
Getting Hands-on with the Maker Movement, NCGS Conference, 2015
Hello World: Transforming Users into Creators, Collaborators & Activists!, VSTE, 2014

 


Educating Educators
The list below are a few instances where our faculty have hosted educators from around the country and world to demonstrate teaching techniques, programs, and administrative processes.