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Effective Classroom Systems

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Effective Classroom Systems

January 22 - January 23

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This two-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports effective classroom practices. Classroom practices are those strategies essential to effective instruction and include: managing the classroom environment, encouraging/reinforcing appropriate behavior, responding to inappropriate behavior, active supervision, opportunities to respond, classroom expectations, routines and procedures aligned with school-wide expectations.

Learning Intentions

Participants will learn to:

  • apply implementation of the ten VTSS practices to their context including a demonstrated understanding of common errors;
  • develop a plan for the data collection, professional learning and coaching needed at the school and division level in order to promote the use of effective classroom practices;
  • assist others in their understanding of the connection of these foundational practices to equitable classroom systems to promote high achievement for all learners; and
  • understand how these foundational practices support the expectations of the 5 C’s outlined by the VDOE.

Who Should Attend?

Division leadership teams and school leadership teams, including building principals, are invited to attend. Divisions may want to consider extending invitations to division level staff charged with ongoing professional learning in classroom instructional and/or behavioral practices. It is recommended that participating schools wishing to attend have completed Tier 1 Professional Learning for school-wide practices (i.e. the Tier 1 Forum). Please contact your VTSS Systems Coach should you need additional guidance.

January 22
January 23
Check-in Start: 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
Session Start: 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Session Ends: 4:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Meals Provided Lunch Continental breakfast (8:00 a.m.) & Lunch

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How to Register

Attendees may register for this event by going to the registration site. The deadline for registering is Thursday, January 16, 2020.

For questions about registration, please contact us at (804-828-1482) or .

Note: Photographs and/or videos may be taken at this event to be used in a photo gallery, either on the VTSS -RIC or VDOE websites, or in a display via social media sources. If you do not want to be included in photos or videos, please contact us at .

As a professional courtesy, if you are unable to attend please contact us as soon as possible at .

All attendees are responsible for all travel expenses, including lodging and mileage.

Reservations: (use either method)

Hotel: The Westin Richmond
Reservations by phone: 1-888-236-2427;
ask for VCU VTSS room block
Deadline to make reservations: Monday, January 13, 2020 at noon
Reservations cancellation deadline: Refer to your reservation confirmation email.
Dates of room block: January 21-22
State Per Diem rate: $96 (plus tax)

Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.
(Please plan to check out of the hotel before then.)

VDOE/VTSS blocked rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity has been reached. Once the block is full, additional rooms cannot be added. All attendees are responsible for all travel expenses, including lodging and mileage. The applicable state rate on the date of check-in is offered for single, double, triple or quad overnight room accommodations.

You must guarantee your reservation with your personal/school credit card. 

If you find you cannot attend the event, you must cancel the lodging reservations the day prior to arrival to avoid being charged one night's room + taxes. Rooms that are not cancelled in time on the day prior to arrival ("no shows") will be billed to your personal/school credit card.


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January 23
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The Westin Richmond
6631 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230 United States


(804) 828-1482