COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 18

May 3, 2005

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

By Kids For Kids Program

 

 

I am pleased to bring to your attention the By Kids For Kids (BKFK) program. This program provides the support needed for kids to create great ideas and inventions for other kids to use.

 

Included on the BKFK website, www.bkfk.com, are materials to help classroom teachers instruct students on how to apply critical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills through the activity of creating an invention. BKFK also holds an annual National Invention Competition for grades K-12 students. This competition recognizes student inventions, and brings the most creative winning ideas to the marketplace.

 

For more information, please contact Paula Klonowski (Paula.Klonowski@doe.virginia.gov), science specialist, Office of Elementary Instructional Services, at (804) 371-0249.

 

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