1. “Yes, You Can Quit Traditional School” – Leesburg – November 17
2. IEW’s Virtual Winter Retreat – December 8
3. Storytime at the National Law Enforcement Museum – Washington, D.C. – December 5
4. VDOT Bridge Building Competition – Henrico – April 27, 2019

 

1. “Yes, You Can Quit Traditional School” – Leesburg – November 17

Embark Center for Self-directed Education
Leesburg, Virginia

Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost: This is a free event, open to the public.

Blake Boles, the director of Unschool Adventures, host of “Off-Trail Learning” podcast, and author of College Without High School, Better Than College, and more, will host a new talk “Yes, You Can Quit Traditional High School and Everything Will Be Okay.”

The talk is appropriate for adults and teenagers, and will address parents who are considering educational alternatives for their kids, as well as those whose families are already taking an alternative path. Light refreshment will be provided.

 

2. IEW’s Virtual Winter Retreat – December 8

Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cost: This is a free virtual event.

Join Andrew Pudewa, Heidi St. John, Julie Walker, Susan Barton, Sarah Mackenzie, and Adam Andrews for a day of inspiring workshops that will encourage, inspire, and equip you as you head into another semester of teaching. Workshops include “Helping Your Dyslexic Student Succeed,” “Developing Delight-Directed Learning,” “Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing,” and more. Register for one or more sessions. For more information and a complete schedule of workshops, visit the website.

 

3. Storytime at the National Law Enforcement Museum – Washington, D.C. – December 5

National Law Enforcement Museum
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 11 a.m. Cost (Museum admission): $21.95/adult, ages 12 through 64; $19.95/senior, ages 65 and older and college student with ID; $17.56/military or law enforcement professional; $14.95/youth, ages 6 through 11; children 5 years and younger are free. Storytime is free with museum admission. Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission at 5 p.m.), and remaining open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Storytime is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.

The new National Law Enforcement Museum aims to allow visitors to walk in the shoes of a law enforcement professional through interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences, and to bridge the gap between communities and law enforcement through education. Exhibits include a K9 exhibit where students can use their sense of smell to learn how dogs are trained to sniff out danger and the squad car that students can sit in and explore.

Students can also meet a retired police officer during the storytime program at 11 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. The officer will read a book and a museum educator will lead a hands-on activity.

 

4. VDOT Bridge Building Competition – Henrico – April 27, 2019

Hermitage High School
Henrico, Virginia

Saturday, April 27, 2019. Cost: This is a free event.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is sponsoring a bridge building competition for Virginia students in grades seven through twelve. Registration forms will be accepted until all thirty-five team slots are filled. Teams must include three members. Supplies, which will include balsa wood, wood glue, and an information packet, will be shipped by the VDOT office by Friday, November 30, 2018.

For planning purposes, each student will need to make a commitment to participate in the competition by Friday, March 15, 2019. The competition will be held in Richmond on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

For more information, contact Angela Parsley at angela.parsley@vdot.virginia.gov or 804-328-3047.