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VATE Names Their High School Teacher of Excellence Recipient

VATE Names Their High School Teacher of Excellence Recipient

Karrie Rinder has been named Virginia Association of Teachers of English’s 2015 High School Teacher of Excellence. She was awarded this honor at the National Teacher of English’s annual conference in Minneapolis on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Karrie has been a teacher at Dominion High School in Loudoun County, Virginia for ten years.  In her over seventeen years of teaching, she has not only served as a classroom teacher but also as a conference speaker, team leader, … Read entire article »

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Save the Date – VATE 2016 Conference

Save the Date – VATE 2016 Conference

2016 Conference Details VATE’s annual conference will be held in Hampton, VA. The dates for the conference are October 20-23, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, located at 700 Settlers Landing Rd. The theme this year is “Celebrating Waves of Success through Literacy.” We are excited about the 102nd year and look forward to celebrating with the English teachers attending the conference. … Read entire article »

Literacy Explosion 2016

Literacy Explosion 2016

The Literacy Explosion is a state-wide language arts festival designed to celebrate and promote the integration of literacy and 21st century learning skills by encouraging and rewarding students’ excellence in reading, writing, speaking, presenting, filming, drawing, and acting. Students show their understanding and appreciation of a text and expertise in their use of language, communication, and digital media in one … Read entire article »

Sign up for February EdCamp

Sign up for February EdCamp

EdCamp is upon us! We’re excited to offer another experience of EdCamp in February of 2016. Click here to learn more and to register! … Read entire article »

Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Student Contest

The Poetry Society of Virginia Annual is holding their annual student contest. Submissions are due by January 19th, 2016 (Edgar Allen Poe’s birthday). There are cash prizes available for the winners. To get more information about the contest and how to submit your poem, click here to view and download the brochure.  … Read entire article »