COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
PRINS. MEMO NO. 20
November 13, 2001
ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY
 
TO: Principals
FROM: Patricia I. Wright
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
SUBJECT: Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference - December 5-7, 2001

The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development will hold its annual conference on December 5-7, 2001, at the Williamsburg Marriott.

This year's conference, Searching for Balance, is designed to bring together Content Knowledge and Effective Instruction. In the pre-conference on December 5 Roger Taylor, noted educator, will explore Critical Thinking as a Key to Learning Content. During the conference on December 6 and 7, two general sessions featuring Clay Jenkinson of radio fame as Mr. Jefferson and Joel Levine of NASA on Global Warming, will focus on challenging ideas from history and the physical sciences. On Thursday afternoon Pam Robbins, an international consultant, will show how Brain-Based Instructional Strategies Affect Content Learning. Finally, the last general session will feature Clifton Taulbert, noted author and lecturer, speaking on Building Character and Community Through the Eight Habits of the Heart.

Over 45 concurrent sessions will feature educators from Virginia's school divisions, universities, and the Department of Education addressing content teaching, instructional strategies, and leadership.

The registration deadline is November 20, 2001. Registration forms for the conference are available from the Virginia ASCD office at 106 Yorkview Road, Yorktown, Virginia 23692, telephone (757) 898-4434, FAX (757) 898-4124.

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