COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 49

December 14, 2004

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Spring Professional Development Academy for K-12 Teachers of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students

 

As part of the Virginia Department of Educations ongoing effort to meet the professional development requirements of Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students, of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a professional development academy for teachers of LEP students will be offered. The graduate-level course entitled, Education 600: Reading and Writing Strategies for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students, will be held concurrently in three locations: Williamsburg, Richmond, and Roanoke. The course will be held from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. on the following six Saturdays: February 5, 19, 2005; March 5, 19, 2005; April 2, 16, 2005. The course will focus on effective reading and writing strategies for LEP students. Participants will receive three hours of graduate-level credit through George Mason University upon successful completion of the course.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will pay the tuition and textbook expenses for all participants. The costs of travel, meals, and lodging, if needed, will be the responsibility of the participants. A block of hotel rooms will be reserved at the state rate for all participants at each site.

 

Course enrollment is limited to 25 participants per site. To enroll for the course, please fax the attached registration form to Dr. Jack Levy, professor, George Mason University, at (703) 993-2044,or e-mail jlevy@gmu.edu on or before January 7, 2005. Upon registration receipt, confirmation and additional information will be sent to each registrant.

 

If you have questions about the course, please contact Tracy Mayo by phone at (804) 786-9937 or at Tracy.Mayo@doe.virginia.gov.

 

LMW/lle

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/principals_memos/2004/ems049a.pdf