VBEA Co-sponsors NewEd Symposium on Special Education with VBCPS

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.

Topics included:

  1. Marriage in the Classroom- Inclusion:  General Education Role and the Special Education Role
  2. Daily Survival Kit- Technology, Intranet, Forms to Know
  3. Alphabet Soup:  What are the SPED Categories
  4. Laws and Policies: Know the Law

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.