Special Events & Workshops

Upcoming events and workshops

Longwood’s College of Graduate and Professional Studies host a variety of one-day, two-day or week-long events and workshops to inspire and inform Virginia’s educators.

LCSW Clinical Supervision Training Workshop

This workshop is designed to fulfill the requirement for LCSW Clinical Supervisors to provide LCSW supervision for Licensure. This workshop provides 14 continuing education (CE) hours.

October 11-15, 2021
February 21-25, 2022
June 6-10, 2022

Shayla Betts, LCSW | Assistant Professor of Social Work

Teresa Reynolds, LCSW | Social Work Program Coordinator and Director of Field Education

John Salay, LCSW | Chief Compliance Officer and Director of Advocacy and Development

Ian Danielsen, LCSW | Assistant Professor of Social Work

  • Supervision regulations outlined by the Virginia Board of Social Work
  • The supervisory relationship
  • Ethical supervision
  • Key concepts related to supervision in rural settings
  • Tele-supervision
  • Critical cultural competence
  • Models and theories of supervision


  • $250.00 for either in-person or virtual
  • $225.00 for Longwood University alumni



Refund Policy: If an individual cancels 30 days prior to the event, the individual can receive a full refund. If an individual cancels two weeks prior to the event, half of the cost will be refunded. If the university should have to cancel the workshop, a full refund will be awarded.

Questions? Please contact Teresa Reynolds, LCSW, at reynoldstb@longwood.edu or Shayla Betts, LCSW at bettsse@longwood.edu


Moton Museum 2021 Teacher Institute

Do you want to be a citizen leader? Join us in learning more about civil rights in education in Farmville, Virginia. In this virtual class, teachers will engage with both live and recorded lectures, while reviewing Civil Rights, Massive Resistance, and Desegregation histories. We follow the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual and suggest 60 recertification points for this class. The Teacher’s Institute (T.I.) is geared towards K-12 educators.

June 28 – July 2, 2021 (Virtual)


Dr. Larissa Smith | Moton Resident Scholar & Professor of History, Longwood University

Dr. J. Michael Utzinger | Moton Resident Scholar & Elliot Professor of Religion, Hampden-Sydney College

Dr. Brian Daugherity | Associate Professor of History, Virginia Commonwealth University

Jonathan Page | Director of Multicultural Affairs & Title IV Coordinator, Longwood University

  • Review Civil Rights, massive resistance, and desegregation histories
  • Understand Moton Museum background and significance
  • Learn additional classroom techniques including primary source analysis and research skills


  • FREE!

Delivery model:

  • Virtual
With questions, please contact brownlr@longwood.edu.

Virginia Holocaust Museum

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute

With the successful completion of this online course and its requirements your school division may allow you to apply up to 45 recertification points. Sessions focus on the Holocaust’s historical background and pedagogy which link to the Virginia Standards of Learning requirements. You will hear historian-led lectures and learn about practices and resources that you can use in the classroom when teaching the Holocaust. Educators will have opportunities to explore and interact with Museum resources. This course is recommended for middle and high school educators.

From Context to Classroom is open to teachers who have never completed the Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute. You must fully participate in all aspects of the class and successfully complete a final project in order to complete course requirements and receive a certificate of completion. The class is online.

July 12 – July 23, 2021 (Virtual)

Tuition for Course #1: $30 FREE*
*The application fee will be reimbursed with successful completion of all class requirements.

The Alexander Lebenstein Teacher Education Institute is recommended for middle and high school educators that would like to or currently teach the Holocaust in their classrooms. Longwood University’s Professional Studies Office utilizes the descriptions for Renewal Options in the Virginia Licensure Renewal Manual to suggest appropriate professional development points but advises all participants earning those points to work with their educational employing agency to verify and classify each course offered.

Megan Ferenczy, Director of Education
Virginia Holocaust Museum
804.257.5400 ext. 234.

More information:

Summer Literacy Institute: Virtual Edition


Sponsored by the Reading, Literacy and Learning, and School Librarianship programs, College of Education and Human Services and College of Graduate and Professional Studies

12:30 – Welcome and Greetings

12:35-1:35 – Pernille Ripp

1:35-1:45 – Break

1:45-2:50 – Author Panel: Linda Budzinski, M. K. England, Theodore Taylor III

2:50-3:00 – Break

3:00-3:45 – Dan Gemeinhart

3:45-4:00 – Wrap Up

The registration fee is $25.00. 


Click here for information on graduate credits



As a former fourth and fifth, now seventh grade English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin, Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp) helps students discover their superpower.picture of Pernille Ripp, featured speaker at SLI 2020

She opens her educational practices to the world on her blog and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that has connected millions of students.

An internationally-known educational speaker and the author of several education books, her latest release is titled Passionate Readers: The Art of Reaching and Engaging Every Child. Look for Pernille surrounded by her four amazing kids and her husband and with a book in her hand.

Learn more about Pernille.

Dan Gemeinhart Keynote speaker at the SLI 2020

Dan Gemeinhart was an elementary teacher-librarian for 13 years before becoming an author.

He’s published five middle grade novels: The Honest Truth (2015), Some Kind of Courage (2016), Scar Island (2017), Good Dog (2018), and The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise (2019).

He lives in a small town in central Washington state with his English teacher wife and three young daughters.

Learn more about Dan.

Theodore Taylor III is an artist living in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Sarah and son Theo. He studied Communication Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University where he honed his skills indrawing, design, and photography. During the day he works as a front-end web developer but also maintains a career as a children’s book illustrator in his free time. His work is inspired by his love of music, comics, animation, video games, street art, and more. He is also a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur.

In 2014 he received the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award for his work in When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. In 2015 the book also won the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

Learn more about Theodore

Headshot of Linda Acorn Budzinski - a speaker at the Summer Literacy Institute: July 23-24, 2020

Linda Budzinski is the author of four young adult novels, including Em & Em, which has been optioned for development as a TV series and was named a “Must Read for Teens” by Your Teen Magazine, as well as The Boyfriend Whisperer, winner of the Romance Writers of America YA Chapter’s Rosemary Award.

When she’s not writing, she works in nonprofit communications and outreach and is active with her church youth group. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and a rescue pup that is believed to be part chihuahua and part Tasmanian devil.

Learn more about Linda

Headshot of M.K. England author and speaker at the 2020 Summer Literacy Institute

M.K. England is an author and librarian who grew up on the Space Coast of Florida and now calls rural Virginia home. When she’s not writing or librarianing, M.K .can be found drowning in fandom, rolling dice at the gaming table, digging in the garden, or feeding her video game addiction. She loves Star Wars with a desperate, heedless passion. It’s best if you never speak of Sherlock Holmes in her presence. You’ll regret it. M.K. is the author of The Disasters (2018) and Spellhacker (2020), both from Harper Teen.

Learn more about M.K.

Questions? Please contact SummerLiteracy@longwood.edu

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