COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 12

March 25, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2003 Summer Institutes for Social Studies Teachers

 

The Center for Civic Education will conduct summer institutes at James Madison University that focus on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

 

The Third Annual We the People Virginia Summer Institute for secondary teachers will be held July 18-25, 2003. For additional information and applications, please call Andrew Washburn at (540)672-2728 ext 106 or visit the website at www.montpelier.org/wethepeople.htm. Applications should be submitted by April 25, 2003.

 

Two sessions are offered for elementary teachers: July 7-15, 2003, and July 20-28, 2003. These institutes are open to elementary teachers from all states. Contact Susan Roe at 1-800-350-4223 or visit the website at www.civiced.org/index_institutes_2003.html for additional information and applications. Applications should be submitted by April 11, 2003.

 

There is no cost for the programs. Room and board plus reimbursement of travel expenses will be provided. In addition, participants will receive a classroom set of textbooks and an opportunity to earn graduate credit (optional, fee to be paid by participant or their school).

 

For further information, please contact Colleen C. Bryant (mailto:cbryant@mail.vak12ed.edu), history and social science specialist for secondary education, at (804) 786-4640.

 

 

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