Happy New Year!

SURN is excited for 2015 and everything that this new year brings with it! One piece of exciting news is SURN’s recent creation of a Twitter account, making it easier than ever to share resources and ideas with our followers. Do you have a Twitter? Follow us! Also, if you haven’t already done so, like our Facebook page, too!

We want to share with everyone some updates and reminders for the year…

First, Kerri Mahoney, SURN College and Career Readiness Coordinator and Ph.D. Student in Curriculum and Education Technology at The College of William and Mary is facilitating an event on March 26th called “Teaching and Technology: Best Practice for Secondary ELA.” This day will focus on how technology can be used in the classroom to enhance and support learning in secondary English Language Arts. Click here for more information and the registration form for this event.

Additionally, on May 1st, SURN is hosting a workshop titled “Hire the Best: Effective Educator Interviews.” This event will be facilitated by  Jennifer Hindman, Ph.D., SURN Assistant Director and Author of Effective Educator Interviews: How do I hire good teachers? (ASCD, 2014). For more information and the registration form for the May 1st workshop, click here!

Finally, the 19th Annual SURN Leadership Academy is being held on June 22-23, 2015. Among others, Diane Sweeney, author of Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Principals and Coaches (Corwin, 2010) and Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin, 2013), and Deb Masters, Director of Visible Leading Plus will be speaking. Spots are filling up fast, so be sure to register soon! For more information and the registration form, click here!

Be sure to check out the SURN Calendar of Events so you don’t miss out on any valuable events in these busy months of 2015! Questions? Email us at surn@wm.edu.

Happy New Year!!