COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 46
March 1, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
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