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Below, you’ll find your schedule for CHPS New Teacher Orientation Week. Be sure to check out the audiences for the sessions to see which ones to attend. You can create your own unique schedule, as well! We recommend updating your profile with bio info and a photo so we can all get to know one another.

NOTE: If you are in a unique position (e.g. You retired and are returning, You taught HS and are now teaching ES, etc.), please see your building administrator with questions about what you do and do not need to attend.​​​

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Monday, August 22
 

8:00am EDT

Welcome Breakfast
The Welcome Breakfast will take place in the Colonial Height Middle School cafeteria. We will serve Panera Bread breakfast items and beverages. This will be an opportunity to meet members of the School Board, administration, and fellow teachers. Welcome remarks and staff introductions will take place in the auditorium at 8:30 a.m. sharp. 


Monday August 22, 2022 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
CHMS Cafeteria 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

8:30am EDT

Welcome Remarks
Please join us as we kickoff the New Employee Induction week. This will be an opportunity to hear from the Superintendent, meet members of the School Board, as well as to be introduced to the school division. Business Services will also provide important information for new employees.

NEW STAFF PRESENTATION LINK

Facilitators
avatar for Dr. Joe Douglas

Dr. Joe Douglas

Instructional Specialist & New Teacher Coordinator, Colonial Heights Public Schools
I am currently serving as an instructional specialist in the Colonial Heights School Division. Some of the programs I work with are K-12 STEM education, programs for gifted and high ability students, social studies and science, as well as new teachers and summer programs. 


Monday August 22, 2022 8:30am - 9:00am EDT
CHMS Auditorium 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

9:00am EDT

Intro to CHPS Technology
LINK TO PRESENTATION

In this introduction to technology in CHPS, you will learn:
  • how to log into your new CHPS laptop and sync your Chrome profile
  • how to get started in our single-sign on, ClassLink
  • the who's who of the Office of Technology and Learning
  • the tech support chain of command for CHPS
  • how to use the How-To Hub to access resources
  • how to log in to and use PowerSchool for attendance and grades

Facilitators
avatar for Colleen Hirn

Colleen Hirn

Director of Technology & Learning, Colonial Heights Public Schools
BA in English from Longwood UniversityMEd in Ed Tech from Liberty UniversityEnglish Teacher at CHHS from 2013-2020Girls Varsity Soccer Coach for CHHS from 2013-2021Secondary Tech Coach for CHPS from 2020-2022Director of Technology & Learning for CHPS from 2022-present


Monday August 22, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
CHMS Auditorium 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

10:00am EDT

Overview of Elementary Curriculum
Facilitators
avatar for Ellen Burnett

Ellen Burnett

Instructional Specialist/Math Coach, Colonial Heights Public Schools
avatar for Marlena Smith

Marlena Smith

Elementary Literacy Specialist, Colonial Heights Public Schools


Monday August 22, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
CHMS Media Center 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

11:00am EDT

Secondary Curriculum Meeting
In this session we will discuss our current CHPS PreK-12 Curriculum project, as well as review curriculum-related documents and progress.

English 6-11 Presentation

Facilitators
avatar for Dr. Joe Douglas

Dr. Joe Douglas

Instructional Specialist & New Teacher Coordinator, Colonial Heights Public Schools
I am currently serving as an instructional specialist in the Colonial Heights School Division. Some of the programs I work with are K-12 STEM education, programs for gifted and high ability students, social studies and science, as well as new teachers and summer programs. 
avatar for Ellen Burnett

Ellen Burnett

Instructional Specialist/Math Coach, Colonial Heights Public Schools
avatar for Dr. Danielle Sisson-Jones

Dr. Danielle Sisson-Jones

Secondary Literacy Specialist, Colonial Heights Public Schools


Monday August 22, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
CHMS Media Center 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

12:00pm EDT

Grab & Go Boxed Lunches Sponsored by Equitable Financial
Equitable will provide Chick-fil-A boxed lunches for all new staff. Seth Halman is available at 757-322-0428 (cell) or 804-288-1100 (office) for additional information or to set up a follow-up appointment. 


Monday August 22, 2022 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
CHMS Cafeteria 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
 
Tuesday, August 23
 

8:00am EDT

New Teacher Program Training
This session is for new teachers who were assigned a mentor in their first year of teaching. This session will provide new teachers with the knowledge and tools to be successful in their first year. 

Facilitators
avatar for Dr. Joe Douglas

Dr. Joe Douglas

Instructional Specialist & New Teacher Coordinator, Colonial Heights Public Schools
I am currently serving as an instructional specialist in the Colonial Heights School Division. Some of the programs I work with are K-12 STEM education, programs for gifted and high ability students, social studies and science, as well as new teachers and summer programs. 


Tuesday August 23, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
CHMS Media Center 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

9:15am EDT

Canvas Training (6-12)
Canvas is a web-based learning management system (or LMS) used by CHPS.  Using Canvas, educators can create and manage online learning materials for students using a variety of course creation and management tools.

Some of the items covered in this session include:
  • Accessing Canvas for teachers, students, and families
  • Canvas navigational tools
  • Creating modules, pages, quizzes, and assignments
  • Canvas Gradebook
  • Sharing content with colleagues

Facilitators
avatar for Colleen Hirn

Colleen Hirn

Director of Technology & Learning, Colonial Heights Public Schools
BA in English from Longwood UniversityMEd in Ed Tech from Liberty UniversityEnglish Teacher at CHHS from 2013-2020Girls Varsity Soccer Coach for CHHS from 2013-2021Secondary Tech Coach for CHPS from 2020-2022Director of Technology & Learning for CHPS from 2022-present
avatar for Colleen Samuel

Colleen Samuel

Secondary Instructional Technology Integration Specialist (ITIS), Colonial Heights Public Schools


Tuesday August 23, 2022 9:15am - 12:00pm EDT
CHMS Media Center 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

1:00pm EDT

Special Education Orientation
Join Mary Peters, Director of Support Services, and Angela Haden, Support Services Specialist, as we embark on a new school year serving students with disabilities.  New SPED staff will learn about their roles and responsibilities in supporting students at Colonial Heights Public Schools.  We will review professionalism, Case Manager duties, Paraprofessional duties, VA IEP, and have time for questions.

Facilitators
avatar for Angela Haden

Angela Haden

Support Services Specialist, Colonial Heights Public Schools
avatar for Mary Peters

Mary Peters

Director of Support Services, Colonial Heights Public Schools


Tuesday August 23, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
CHMS Media Center 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
 
Wednesday, August 24
 

8:00am EDT

Science of Reading (K-2)
Facilitators
avatar for Beth Estill

Beth Estill

Reading Specialist, Linkhorn Park ES
avatar for Marlena Smith

Marlena Smith

Elementary Literacy Specialist, Colonial Heights Public Schools


Wednesday August 24, 2022 8:00am - 11:00am EDT
NES Media Center 3201 Dale Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

12:00pm EDT

Science of Reading (3-8)
Facilitators
avatar for Dr. Danielle Sisson-Jones

Dr. Danielle Sisson-Jones

Secondary Literacy Specialist, Colonial Heights Public Schools
avatar for Beth Estill

Beth Estill

Reading Specialist, Linkhorn Park ES
avatar for Marlena Smith

Marlena Smith

Elementary Literacy Specialist, Colonial Heights Public Schools


Wednesday August 24, 2022 12:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
NES Media Center 3201 Dale Ave, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
 
Thursday, August 25
 

8:00am EDT

Mentor Training
This session is for teachers who will mentor a new teacher this year. Participants will learn about mentor teacher responsibilities, as well as methods and best practices to support their mentee teacher. 

Facilitators
avatar for Dr. Joe Douglas

Dr. Joe Douglas

Instructional Specialist & New Teacher Coordinator, Colonial Heights Public Schools
I am currently serving as an instructional specialist in the Colonial Heights School Division. Some of the programs I work with are K-12 STEM education, programs for gifted and high ability students, social studies and science, as well as new teachers and summer programs. 


Thursday August 25, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Tech Center AV Room 3451 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

9:15am EDT

Middle School Writing
We will introduce our new writing resource, The Writing Revolution, which is integrated into our pacing guides this year. All new teachers will be provided with a copy of the text and go over how to use it as a planning resource. Additionally, we will coach teachers on how to use the CHMS School-Wide Writing Foldable (SWWT).

⭐️ Presentation Here ⭐️

Facilitators
avatar for Dr. Danielle Sisson-Jones

Dr. Danielle Sisson-Jones

Secondary Literacy Specialist, Colonial Heights Public Schools


Thursday August 25, 2022 9:15am - 12:00pm EDT
CHMS Rm 115

9:15am EDT

Canvas Training (K-5)
Canvas is a web-based learning management system (or LMS) used by CHPS.  Using Canvas, educators can create and manage online learning materials for students using a variety of course creation and management tools.

Some of the items covered in this session include:
  • Accessing Canvas for teachers, students, and families
  • Canvas navigational tools
  • Creating modules, pages, quizzes, and assignments
  • Canvas Gradebook
  • Sharing content with colleagues

Facilitators
avatar for Colleen Samuel

Colleen Samuel

Secondary Instructional Technology Integration Specialist (ITIS), Colonial Heights Public Schools
avatar for Colleen Hirn

Colleen Hirn

Director of Technology & Learning, Colonial Heights Public Schools
BA in English from Longwood UniversityMEd in Ed Tech from Liberty UniversityEnglish Teacher at CHHS from 2013-2020Girls Varsity Soccer Coach for CHHS from 2013-2021Secondary Tech Coach for CHPS from 2020-2022Director of Technology & Learning for CHPS from 2022-present


Thursday August 25, 2022 9:15am - 12:00pm EDT
CHMS Media Center 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834
 
Friday, August 26
 

8:00am EDT

Planbook Training (6-12)
Planbook is the digital lesson planning platform used in CHPS.  Planbook allows you to create, edit, and access your plans from the web or from a mobile device.  You can add collaborators, as well as share your plans with students, families, and substitutes with ease.

During this session, we will cover:
  • Getting started in Planbook
  • Adding classes/content blocks
  • Adding school holidays and breaks
  • Adding and editing lesson plans
  • Sharing lesson plans with colleagues

Facilitators
avatar for Colleen Hirn

Colleen Hirn

Director of Technology & Learning, Colonial Heights Public Schools
BA in English from Longwood UniversityMEd in Ed Tech from Liberty UniversityEnglish Teacher at CHHS from 2013-2020Girls Varsity Soccer Coach for CHHS from 2013-2021Secondary Tech Coach for CHPS from 2020-2022Director of Technology & Learning for CHPS from 2022-present
avatar for Colleen Samuel

Colleen Samuel

Secondary Instructional Technology Integration Specialist (ITIS), Colonial Heights Public Schools


Friday August 26, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
CHMS Media Center 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

9:15am EDT

Planbook Training (K-5)
Planbook is the digital lesson planning platform used in CHPS.  Planbook allows you to create, edit, and access your plans from the web or from a mobile device.  You can add collaborators, as well as share your plans with students, families, and substitutes with ease.

During this session, we will cover:
  • Getting started in Planbook
  • Adding classes/content blocks
  • Adding school holidays and breaks
  • Adding and editing lesson plans
  • Sharing lesson plans with colleagues

Facilitators
avatar for Colleen Hirn

Colleen Hirn

Director of Technology & Learning, Colonial Heights Public Schools
BA in English from Longwood UniversityMEd in Ed Tech from Liberty UniversityEnglish Teacher at CHHS from 2013-2020Girls Varsity Soccer Coach for CHHS from 2013-2021Secondary Tech Coach for CHPS from 2020-2022Director of Technology & Learning for CHPS from 2022-present
avatar for Colleen Samuel

Colleen Samuel

Secondary Instructional Technology Integration Specialist (ITIS), Colonial Heights Public Schools


Friday August 26, 2022 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
CHMS Media Center 500 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

10:00am EDT

Title IX Training
This training is mandatory for new employees. You can learn more about Title IX here.

You must watch all videos and then print, fill out, and submit the attached form. You can do this on your own at your home school by the end of the day on Friday.

To be completed:
  • Watch the Module 1 video
  • Print, sign, and submit the attached acknowledgement form.

You can submit this form to your main office secretary or you can place it in the "pony" attention to Jessica Robertson at SAO. Not sure what the pony is? It's our internal mail system! You can talk to your mentor, a colleague, or main office staff to learn more.

Facilitators
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Cayce Kump

Director of Human Resources, Colonial Heights Public Schools



Friday August 26, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
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