SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 46
March 1, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Mathematics and Science Summer Institutes for Secondary Teachers|
The Virginia Department of Education will offer two summer institutes for secondary mathematics and science teachers. The purpose of the institutes is to enhance the implementation of the Mathematics and Science Standards of Learning, especially in the areas of algebra, data analysis, applications, and technology. Detailed information about these institutes, including application guidelines, is being sent to all secondary school principals for distribution to their teachers. We invite high school teams of Algebra I and Algebra II teachers to apply for participation in the Algebra with Calculator and Computer Enhancement Institute (AC2E). School teams of chemistry, physics, mathematical analysis, and calculus teachers are invited to apply for participation in the Connecting Mathematics and Science Institute (CMS). These five-day residential institutes will be held concurrently on the campus of one of Virginia's colleges/universities (specific location TBA) during the week of July 21-26, 1996. The institutes are being co-sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education and the Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) program at the University of Texas at Arlington. The institutes will provide participants with training in the use of graphing calculators to enhance the teaching and learning of the Standards of Learning. Graphing calculators (TI-82) and calculator-based laboratory systems (CBL's) will be available for participants' use during the institutes. No prior experience with technology is necessary. The institutes are for beginners as well as those with some experience using technology. A maximum of 40 participants will be accepted for each institute. Participants will be selected from each of the eight Superintendent's Regions. The deadline for receiving completed applications is May 1, 1996. If you have questions about the institutes, please call Patricia I. Wright at (804) 225-2894. WCBJr./piw