Workshops & Presentations

AVID

Borash, A. (Ongoing). AVID Tutor Training. University of Virginia, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA.

Curriculum, Assessment, & Instruction

Borash, A. (2012, March). Albemarle County’s Approach to a Concept-Centered Curriculum. Presentation to the Curry School of Education EDIS 880 students at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Borash, A. (2008, June). Concept-Centered Curriculum: Now in 3D!  Presentation at the Albemarle County Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Institute, Charlottesville, VA.

Borash, A. and Tyler, T. (2007, August). The FQL and You. Presentation at the Albemarle High School Faculty Inservice, Charlottesville, VA.

Borash, A. and Spring, L. (2005, June). Identifying Similarities and Differences: Using Marzano’s Most Effective Strategy Most Effectively. Presentation at the Albemarle County Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction Institute, Charlottesville, VA.

Instructional Coaching & Professional Learning

Borash, A. and Przyuski, M. (2006, August). The ABCs of PLC: Putting the Community into the Professional Learning Community. Presentation at the Albemarle High School Faculty Inservice, Charlottesville, VA.

Borash, A. and Dommer, C. (2011, July). Partners in Practice: Instructional Coaching for Professional and Organizational Growth. Presentation at the Virginia School Board Association’s Governor’s Conference on Education, Richmond, VA.

Leadership

Borash, A. (2012, November). Communication of Changes in SOL Standards and Assessment. Presentation at the 2012 Virginia Science Educational Leadership Association, Williamsburg,VA.

Science Education

Borash, A. (2013, October). Developing Science and Engineering Practices. Workshop at VMI STEM 2013: Science with the Future in Mind, Virginia Military Academy, Lexington, VA.

Borash, A. and Matriccino, J. (2012, November). Elementary Science Performance Tasks. Presentation at the 2012 Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute, Williamsburg, VA.

Borash, A. and Pace, C. (2007, July). Enter the Matrix: K-12 Science Vertical Team 2004-2007.  Presentation to School Board at Lane Auditorium of County Office Building, Charlottesville, VA.

Borash, A. (2013, November). Performance that Informs Practice: Developing the Skills to Assess Science Process Skills. Workshop at the 2013 Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute, Norfolk, VA.

Photo credit: Sabrina Schaeffer from Daily Progress story

Photo credit: Sabrina Schaeffer from “Bipartisan group touts Virginia’s biotechnology sector,” Daily Progress, May 2, 2013.

Promoting Early & Ongoing Scientific Interest
2013 VABIO Education Summit: Larger Than Life – Building a Central Virginia Economic Future
Charlottesville, Virginia
How can we better expose, excite, and provide experiences for elementary, middle, and high school students in science and to think like scientists?  The goals of this session (co-facilitated with ACPS Academy directors Katina Dudley and Jeff Prillaman): (1) to determine opportunities and experiences that can be made available for K-12 students to ensure that science and biotechnology are integrated more successfully into education, and (2) to understand what resources for communication would be useful for K-12 educators as a means of sustaining student interest in biosciences.

Promoting Rigor Through Inquiry
2012 Science SOL Institute
Abingdon and Roanoke, Virginia
This session (co-facilitated with ACPS teacher Jeremy Dove) is intended to provide an advanced level of support for school division curriculum and instructional leaders as they begin their first year of implementation of the 2010 Science Standards of Learning. Primarily, the focus is to deepen participants’ understanding and application of the rigorous practices and critical reasoning skills embedded in each science standard, as well as providing participants with examples of how effective science instruction may be enhanced for students in grades 9-12.

Strategic Planning

Photo credit: Chris Thinnes

Billy Haun, Debbie Collins, and Tony Borash preparing for the STEP21 Protocol Fishbowl, October 3, 2013 (Photo credit: Chris Thinnes)

STEP21 Fishbowl – Curriculum
EdLeader21 Third Annual Event
Chicago, Illinois
In these unique fishbowl sessions, participants learned more about EdLeader21’s STEP21 tools for analyzing 21st century districts while also seeing promising practices in action (in this case, Albemarle County’s development of curriculum, assessment, and instruction aligned to the Lifelong Learner Standards).

Workshop Recap
2013 VABIO Education Summit: Larger Than Life – Building a Central Virginia Economic Future
Charlottesville, Virginia
Building on the metaphor of a plant’s growth within an ecosystem, workshop participants summarized the current state and next steps of K-12 education, post-secondary education, the biotech industry, and the region’s economy as it related to the growth of the biotech industry in the central Virginia area.

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