Instruction and Professional Development


TVEA Spring 2019 Professional Development Series
For Teachers by Teachers!
Get training to use in the classroom the next day!
All Sessions held at the TVEA Office from 4:15 - 5:30
Snacks, Swag and Friendship Provided
Bring your laptop or chromebook!
Sign up HERE!

"BLACKBOARD WEBSITE TRAINING” by Chris Hunter  Wed. Jan. 30

Do you need to build or rebuild your Blackboard website?  Learn from the BVMS Webmaster to design in Blackboard and create the website of your dreams.  Hands on help provided to add resources, files, photos, links & calendars and more to your site.


"CLOTHESLINE MATH” by Chris Shore  Wed. Feb. 13

Experience Clothesline Math as a student so that you can implement this uniquely effective, interactive number sense tool in your classroom. Lessons for your grade level will be demonstrated.  BONUS: copy of the book, Clothesline Math: The Master Number Sense Maker, will be given to one lucky winner and another will win a clotheline & clips ready to hang in your classroom.


"IFT GRANT WRITING” by Tobin Brannon  Wed. Feb. 27

Do you have a classroom project you need funding for?  Hear how TVHS Science Teacher made his Aquaponics Project a reality through grant funding from the Institute for Teaching (IFT).  Information and instruction on how to write and apply for IFT grants will be provided.


"LESSON PLANS THAT MOVE THEM” by July Hill-Wilkinson Wed.  March 6

Planning for kinesthetic learners adds a level of engagement and activity that gets everyone involved, and has the potential to raise retention and lower behavior issues. You will leave with ideas that you could use the next day with almost any content to get your students up and moving.


"GOOGLE SITES & STUDENT PORTFOLIOS” by Crystal Davis  Wed. April 24

Learn how to create Google Sites using documents from your Google Drive.  Great way to create a site with resources for your curriculum or as a way for students to create an electronic portfolio of work.


"THRIVELY STRENGTH BASED EDU” by Chris Klair Wed. May 1  

Learn how to use Thrively and California Career Zone in your classroom to help students identify inherent strengths, affirm future goals, and survey potential careers. This self-contained unit enables students to explore the applicability of their natural talents and strengths in pursuit of specific career goals using a strengths-based approach.

Commitee Members


Kristan Morales, CHS



Meeting Dates


IPD Documents


PLC Clarifications

2010 - present

2010 - present