COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 5

February 12, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Summer Teacher Institute for Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

 

On behalf of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Department of Education is pleased to announce the Summer Teacher Institute for Virginia School Teachers K-12 to be offered July 13-18, 2008, at the Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center.

 

Program highlights include:

         becoming immersed in the history of 17th-century Jamestown and the 18th-century American Revolution;

         experiencing history through hands-on period activities;

         participating in SOL-correlated programs, presentations and workshops; and

         taking home a kit of reproduction artifacts to use in the classroom.

 

Teachers can earn up to 35 professional development points. Hotel, meals, mileage, and materials are provided.

 

Submit your application online and send a letter of recommendation from your school or district administrator as an e-mail attachment to teacher.institute@jyf.virginia.gov, or mail your application package to:

 

Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

ATTN: Teacher Institute/Outreach Education

P.O. Box 1607

Williamsburg, VA 23187

http://www.historyisfun.org/Teacher-Institute.htm

 

Submit applications by March 15, 2008. Applicants will be notified of their status by May 1, 2008.

 

For more information, contact Betsy Barton, specialist for history and social science, by e-mail at Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3454.

 

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