On Saturday, April 22, 2017, Sixty-five (65) NewEd teachers gathered at the Plaza Annex for the NewEd Symposium, Special Education: Navigating the Tools of the Trade.
Participants spent the morning engaged in learning more about Special Education in Virginia Beach. Brittany Jones, a 3rd grade teacher at College Park stated “I learned the nuances and lexicon of the Special Education division of Virginia Beach. Ultimately, I can apply this information to helping my students.”
Executive Director, Veleka Gatling commented “this type of professional development helps unify the culture of how we help our students. There will be more of these types of sessions to support our educators.”
Clearly there is a need within the division to provide professional development that provides information to our newest educators. The VBEA will be offering more of these sessions next school year.