COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 18

May 27, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Regional Training for English Teachers

 

The Virginia Department of Education will conduct one-day training sessions in July and August for middle and high school English teachers. This action was communicated to division superintendents in Supts. Informational Memo No. 91 dated May 23, 2003. This professional development activity will be held in five regions throughout the state, and is entitled, Using the Electronic Practice Assessment Tool (ePAT) for Remediation. Teachers will be given tips and strategies for incorporating this online tutorial into instruction. The dates and locations for training are:

 

Virginia Department of Education Richmond July 14, 2003

Abingdon High School Abingdon July 17, 2003

Christiansburg High School Montgomery July 18, 2003

Liberty High School Fauquier July 31, 2003

Jolliff Middle School Chesapeake August 1,2003

 

There is no cost for the training. Participants are encouraged to register for sessions in their region, as travel and lodging expenses will not be reimbursed. Registration forms can be found in the Supts. Memo No.91. Participating teachers will receive a stipend for their attendance. Certificates of attendance will be given to those who complete the workshop.

 

For further information, please contact Anita W. Wallace

(awallace@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist for secondary English, at (804) 371-7585 or Catherine Rosenbaum

(crosenba@mail.vak12ed.edu), specialist for reading and language arts (804) 225-2665.

 

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