COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 3

January 15, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Distance Learning History Course Offered

 

The University of Virginia, through a grant from the Department of Education, will offer a distance learning history course during the spring of 2002, targeted to teachers of Civics and Economics, Virginia and United States History, and Virginia and United States Government. The course, HIST 604, Civil Rights in U.S. and Virginia History, will be offered via satellite broadcast and Internet. Teachers may enroll for three graduate credits through the University of Virginia. Virginia teachers may also downlink and record the satellite broadcasts and access course Internet materials independently at no charge. Teachers may record and use broadcast materials for classroom use.

 

The course directly addresses the Standards of Learning for history, government, and civics and includes teaching strategies. Each presentation in the course, assigned readings, and discussions will focus on how the Standards of Learning for these subject areas relate to the civil rights movement.

 

The spring offering of HIST 604 will begin on February 4, 2002, and end May 17, 2002. A special reduced tuition of $399 per student has been established for Virginia educators and students enrolled in Virginia teaching programs. Call Donna Klepper, University of Virginia at (434) 982-5315 to register. The course schedule number is 16139. Additional information about the course, including course syllabus, is available on the Internet at: http://www.vcdh.virginia.edu/HIST604.

 

Broadcast portions of the course will air on the Virginia Satellite Educational Network (VSEN) satellite, Galaxy 3R, Channel 3, from 3:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. on broadcast days listed in the syllabus. For more information on satellite reception, contact Greg Weisiger, associate director, teleproduction, at (804) 692-0335.

 

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