COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 11

May 15, 2007

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Educators to Saudi Arabia Program Competition

 

The sixth competition for the Educators to Saudi Arabia Program, sponsored by Aramco Services Company, is now open to full-time, grades 1-12 history and social sciences teachers and library media specialists. Educators from all 50 states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply, and selected participants will travel to Saudi Arabia November 19-December 3, 2007.

 

The Educators to Saudi Arabia Program is a fully-funded professional development experience that seeks to introduce history and social sciences teachers and library media specialists to the history, culture, education, industry, and global relations of this culturally and politically important Middle Eastern country.

 

For an online application and information about the program, please visit this Web site http://www.iie.org/programs/aramco. The application deadline is Monday, June 25, 2007. For additional information or questions, please contact Beverly Thurston, coordinator of history and social sciences, and international education, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.

 

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