COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 2
January 5, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Graphing Calculator Instruction Via Satellite

 
  The Department of Education through the Virginia Satellite
  Educational Network (VSEN) will offer a six-hour course on
  using the Texas Instruments TI-82 graphing calculator. This
  inservice course is designed for teachers in all disciplines
  of mathematics.
  
  Use of graphing calculators for mathematics instruction is
  part of the newly adopted Standards of Learning for Virginia
  Public Schools. This course will help teachers better
  understand graphing calculator operations and their value in
  mathematics instruction.
  
  This course is offered at no charge to Virginia teachers. It
  will be broadcast on three consecutive Wednesdays and Fridays
  beginning January 10, 1996 from 11:25 am - 12:25 pm on
  satellite Galaxy 6 channel 21. A workbook is also included and
  can obtained by calling (800) 246-8736. 
  
  Schools may record the programs and retain a copy for future
  training. A copy will also be made available for checkout in
  the Division of Technology's video library located in the
  Office of Production Services.
  
  Questions concerning this information should be directed to
  Ida J. Hill, Division Chief for Technology, at (804) 225-2757.
  
  
  
  
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