The Virginia School University Partnership (VSUP)
The Virginia School University Partnership is an educational consortium composed of Virginia public school divisions from across Virginia, the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, and other educational entities. The Partnership is dedicated to providing high quality professional development and promoting professional collaboration among educators in order to improve instruction and increase student achievement.
The Virginia School University Partnership provides a forum for sharing best practices in education and numerous opportunities for improving instruction using the latest educational research and resources.
A few examples of the specific services that VSUP provides include:
• High-quality professional development led by state and national experts designed to meet the current needs of member school divisions.
• Ongoing access to networking, informally and formally, with other school divisions for professional support and collaboration regarding current instructional issues and challenges.
• Partnership with the Curry School of Education and the UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies providing access to research-based practices.
• Opportunities to participate in UVA grants, research, and special projects.
• Access to VSUP Test & Task Bank with more than 8,000 items and more than 25 tasks and rubrics aligned to Virginia Standards of Learning in various content areas.
• Opportunity for participation in a Community of Practice composed of instructional leaders who meet four times a year to create, review, and revise items, tasks, and rubrics for the VSUP Test & Task Bank.
• Student Leadership Conference provided free of charge each year for all VSUP member high schools.
• Annual Summer Leadership Institute on key state and national educational initiatives.
• Opportunities for global travel to learn about education in other countries and to partner with foreign schools.
Stafford County Public Schools is a member of VSUP and eligible for member discounts on professional development conferences. Please see below links to VSUP website for complete information and a listing of professional development conferences offered.