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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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CHMS Media Center [clear filter]
Monday, August 22
 

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
 
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
 
Thursday, August 25
 

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
 
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