SURN ESL Workshop Featured in School of Education News Release

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SURN Workshop Featured in School of Education News Release: by Julie Tucker | March 8, 2017 “The faloopious scaringas tringled quaransically to the barton.” This sentence, projected on a conference room screen, welcomed 65 middle- and high-school teachers from across Virginia to “ESL101,” a workshop at the William & Mary School of Education last week. […]

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SURN’s 20th Annual Leadership Conference: June 20-21, 2016

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Join SURN to explore cutting-edge ideas in learning and practical application. With innovative discussions on engagement and developmental feedback, modern views on branding and preparing students for the future, this promises to be a dynamic conference. Let’s turn tomorrow’s classroom into today’s reality. Register Online Today: https://surnleadership.eventbrite.com Monday, June 20, 2016: 8:30am – 3:30pm Tuesday, June 21, 2016: 8:30am – […]

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Support SURN Partner: Crittenden Middle School

Help support a middle school in the SURN Partnership to get 100K. Crittenden Middle School in Newport News is a semi-finalist for an award from Northrup Grumman STEM School FAB LAB. They need your help as they have a “voting day” through Facebook on November 19th. The school with the most votes moves forward. Crittenden […]

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Thinking about Text Sets: Considering Time and Place

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  Thinking about Text Sets: Considering Time and Place by: Kerrigan Mahoney If you ever dutifully memorized the definition of the setting of a novel as the time and place where the story happens, and never much thought about it again, well … you have much to look forward to! Setting is the smell of […]

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Leadership and Learning @WMSURN Leadership Academy 2015

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Meeting Nancy Wright Beasley

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Last month at the Monroe Scholars Book Award Luncheon, SURN Executive Director Jan Rozzelle met Nancy Wright Beasley, author of Izzy’s Fire: Finding Humanity in the Holocaust. Beasley’s book tells the story of Jewish families who survived the Holocaust, going into hiding with the help of another family. It is a powerful story based on […]

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Diane Sweeney, Coming Soon!

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SURN is pleased to have Diane Sweeney, author of Student Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level, join us for our Leadership Academy this summer on June 22-23, 2015. Diane has been a national education consultant since 1999.  She taught and coached in the Denver Public […]

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A Successful CCR Session

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Yesterday SURN hosted our last College and Career Readiness session of the year for middle and high school teachers. Check out photo highlights of the day’s events below!

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Review of The Wrap-Up List

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The Wrap-Up List is a great YA book told from the point of view of Gabriela.  Gabriela lives in a modern-day town where one percent of the fatalities happen in a very strange way, called “departing.”  Gabriela’s group of friends is fascinated with the concept, until Gabriela receives her own death letter. The book has […]

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AP Week

To all of our SURN Assistant Principals, thank you for all that you do!

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