SCHEV Presents: Day of Dialogue

Developing Core Competencies: A Day of Dialogue
Friday, June 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
William & Mary School of Education
Alternate venue: Virginia Tech (limit 25 people)
Registration is now open for SCHEV’s “Day of Dialogue,” an event bringing together faculty, staff and community partners from a variety of institutions, departments, and professional roles to discuss experiences and strategies related to teaching and assessing core competencies (particularly those required in the SCHEV assessment policy — critical thinking, written communication, quantitative reasoning and civic engagement).
Format & Content:
Given the very high level of interest in civic engagement, SCHEV is pleased to partner with the Campus Vote Project (CVP) for this event. The CVP, together with faculty from Piedmont Virginia Community College and James Madison University, will offer two breakout sessions related to civic learning. The other breakout sessions will consist of facilitated conversations among the attendees on specific competencies–critical thinking, written communication, and quantitative reasoning, as well as a session on one or more other competencies of interest to the attendees (e.g., information literacy, professional readiness). A draft agenda is available at
Although some institutions will be invited to offer brief remarks about their own experiences as a springboard for discussion, most of the day’s program will not be about learning from the “experts.” Rather, the goal is to create a space where people who share a commitment to deep learning can talk about their challenges and successes, explore “what ifs,” and consider what we might do–as individuals, as institutions, and as a state–to promote higher levels of learning by all students in these vitally important domains.
Livestream & Alternate Venue:
The opening plenary session, civic engagement breakouts, and closing plenary conversation will be available via livestream for those who are unable to travel to Williamsburg. For those in the southwest region, we are pleased to offer an alternate venue at Virginia Tech, where up to 25 people can watch the livestream together and participate in facilitated conversations similar to those being held in Williamsburg. Attendees who use social media are encouraged to engage with one another from wherever they are, using the hashtag #SCHEVdialog. 
Participation is free and includes lunch for those attending in Williamsburg and Blacksburg. Registration is required, whether attending in person or remotely. Registration for the in-person venues is open through Sunday, May 20. Registration for the livestream is open until 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 31. Information about parking and other logistics will be sent to registered participants in late May. 
Contact or 804-371-0023 with questions.



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