Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS), Research and Implementation Center (RIC)

Effective Classroom Systems

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Effective Classroom Systems

July 7, 9:00 am - July 9, 12:00 pm

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This three-day event is designed for division and school leadership to develop a system for the data collection, professional learning, and coaching needed at the division and school level in order to promote the sustained focus on the use of effective classroom practices. Classroom practices are those strategies essential to effective instruction and include:

  • arranging the physical environment,
  • active supervision,
  • classroom expectations aligned with school-wide expectations,
  • routines and procedures for academics and behavior,
  • opportunities to respond,
  • formative assessment,
  • scaffolding,
  • acknowledgement and behavior specific praise,
  • error correction, and
  • building community with feedback.

How to Prepare for the Virtual Training:

  • Teams are expected to attend all sessions
  • Make sure most of your team members can attend virtually. You will be in a live Zoom meeting that is participatory; you will engage in team activities.
  • Make sure each member has access to the Zoom platform and feels comfortable using the technology.
  • Check your email for reminders, communication, and your Zoom link to attend your virtual session.

Prior to our live sessions on July 7 – 9, 2020, participants will be asked to complete the pre-work activities below. It is important that this work is completed in order to be effective and efficient in our time together. During our live sessions, we will discuss the ten practices and how to build a school-wide system for implementation.

Prior to attending virtually, please complete the following pre-work: Module A – Arranging the Physical Environment and Active Supervision.

Here are some tips to enjoy your Module A experience.

  • Resources are shared, top right of the module, for you to download and work with the module activities.
  • Closed captioning is available by clicking on CC.
  • Notes of the script are available under the notes tab within the scrolling menu to the left. For longer slides, you would scroll down in the notes to see the wording.
  • Consider watching with your team over Zoom, or individually and share notes in upcoming team meetings.
  • This module is a part of your overall training and certificates will be handed out upon completion of all three days.

Sessions will be held daily from 9:00-12:00 with a 15-minute break. In addition to the interactive group sessions, there will be time for teams to work in small groups for action planning in the afternoons.

Learning Intentions

  • Apply implementation of the ten VTSS practices to their context to create a sustainable system.
  • Develop a system 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.
  • Understand how these foundational practices support the expectations of the 5 C’s outlined by the VDOE.
Information and materials for 2020 Effective Classroom Systems training (password-protected)

How to Register:

Attendees will register at the registration site. The deadline for registering is Tuesday, June 16, 2020, OR when the maximum number of registrations has been reached. If your division misses the deadline during this busy season, please reach out so we can support your registration and attendance.

Please contact Jennifer Weatherly with any questions about registration at (804-828-1482) or .

As a professional courtesy, if you are unable to attend, please either cancel your registration through Eventbrite OR contact us as soon as possible at

Special Instructions - Please read!

If you have ADA or other needs, we need at least 2 weeks' advanced notice in order to provide them. Please contact Jennifer Weatherly at (804-828-1482) or to make such a request.

This training is for pK-12 educational professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We reserve the right to cancel registrations of individuals who do not meet this criteria.

Sessions will be recorded. If you do not want to be included in the recording, please contact us at .

Certificates of Attendance will be distributed at the conclusion of the training. We do not issue formal Continuing Educational Units (CEUs).


July 7, 9:00 am
July 9, 12:00 pm
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