Training Announced for the Summer
VASS has announced its summer schedule for training AP teachers.
VASS math and English training for AP teachers will be held Monday through Thursday, July 8-11, at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
Biology and chemistry training for AP teachers will be held Monday through Thursday, June 24-27, 2013, at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, VA.
VASS computer science, environmental science, and physics training for AP teachers will be held online with details to be shared in the coming weeks.
Visit our Summer Training webpage for all of the details.
Information for Summer Pre-AP Training has been posted.Visit our Summer Training webpage. Registration is now open.Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.VASS reserves the right to cancel or change any training without sufficient enrollment.
Did You Know?
Did you know that by 2018, three million jobs in the nation may go unfilled as companies struggle to find workers with STEM-H (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Health) knowledge and skills. Did you know that over 50% of the fastest growing jobs in the US today are in STEM-H. In Virginia, STEM-H skills have stayed in demand even through the economic downturn. For every one unemployed person, there are 3.3 STEM-H jobs available while in non-STEM-H fields, there is only one job for every 2.1 unemployed people.Did you know that 56% of Virginia’s first-time community college students need remediation in math – this costs the state over $27 million each year.
April is Month of the Military Child
Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) joins the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) in recognizing April as the Month of the Military Child. VASS is pleased that 23 of the 54 schools in the NMSI Initiative for Military Families Program or IMF are in Virginia and are a part of VASS. Families of military men and women have sacrificed much in order for their loved ones to serve and protect our country. Due to the many relocations of military families, their children have it hard when it comes to education. Read more about IMF here.
Brian Canady Is Named Math Teacher of the Year
Brian Canady has been selected as the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) 2012 Math Teacher of the Year. VASS President Paul Nichols said, “We are thrilled to have one of our great Virginia teachers honored this way. The competition was tremendous with 462 schools in 18 different states participating in the NMSI program across the nation.” Brian has 18 years of teaching experience and is currently in his eighth year at Lee-Davis High School in Hanover, Virginia, a Cohort 3 VASS school.