COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 1

May 17, 2005

GENERAL INSTRUCTION

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Data Driven Decision Making Seminar for Building Level Administrators

 

The Office of Educational Technology is sponsoring a professional development training opportunity for principals, assistant principals and central office leaders, in data driven decision-making.

 

Dr. Chris Hitch, from the Principals Executive Program at the University of North Carolina, will conduct a hands-on workshop on topics such as, transforming data into a diagnostic tool for instruction and unlocking the power of spreadsheets to analyze data. Participants will also create an eight-step action plan for data use that can be implemented immediately in their schools and/or divisions. Participants will also use Microsoft Excel to sort, filter, create pivot tables and analyze achievement test results.

 

Date:July 6, 2005

Time:8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location:Arnold R. Burton Technology Center

1760 Boulevard

Salem, VA 24153

For directions: Click here and enter the address you will be leaving from.

 

and

 

Date:July 7, 2005

Time:8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location:Hanover High School

10307 Chamberlayne Rd.

Mechanicsville, VA 23116

For directions: Click here and enter the address you will be leaving from.

 

As a follow-up to the workshop, in October, participants will be asked to share the challenges and successes of implementing the new data driven decision-making skills they have learned. This meeting will be conducted via a phone, video, or Web conference hosted by the Office of Educational Technology.

 

Participation in this workshop is offered at no charge to school divisions. Course materials, a continental style breakfast, and lunch will be provided.

 

For more information regarding this workshop, please contact Jason Ellis, educational technology specialist, via e-mail at jason.ellis@doe.virginia.gov or by phone at 804-371-4079.

 

Participation is on a first-come first-serve basis so early registration is encouraged. Class size is being limited to only 24 participants at each session and registration will close on Friday, June 10. To register, please download the attached Word document to your computer. Complete the form and save it to your computer for your records and send a copy via e-mail to Judy Gray at judy.gray@doe.virginia.gov.

 

LMW/jae

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/principals_memos/2005/gen001a.doc