COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 20

June 17, 2003

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Free Online Technology Education and Mentoring Program for Grades 6-12

 

Virginia middle, junior high, and senior high schools are invited to participate in TechXplore, a free online technology education and mentoring program for students in grades 6-12. TechXplore engages computers and the Internet to connect classrooms and after-school programs with real-life technology professionals to help students explore the world of technology, gain science and technology knowledge and skills, learn about science and technology careers and companies, and build essential skills for the 21st century workplace. TechXplore provides teachers with a creative and engaging approach to science and technology learning.

 

To learn more about TechXplore or how you can participate, visit www.TechXplore.org, contact Marie Wiggins at the National Science & Technology Education Partnership at (703) 907-7431, or email TechXplore@nationalstep.org.

 

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