SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 59
March 15, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Announcing the 1996 High Schools That Work/Tech Prep Summer Institute|
You are invited to participate in the High Schools That Work/Tech Prep Summer Institute, August 11-14, 1996 at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. The theme, "Increasing Student Achievement by Raising Standards", will focus on establishing higher standards and expectations for students at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Goals of Institute Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences related to successful practices in raising expectations and achievement levels of students by: designing challenging programs of study that support the Virginia Standards of Learning integrating academic and vocational/technical knowledge and skills facilitating a seamless transition of students from secondary education to and from postsecondary education offering professional development activities to improve teaching and learning. (over) INFORMATIONAL SUPT. MEMO. NO. 59 March 15, 1996 Page 2 Call For Presentations Individuals or teams will have an opportunity to showcase successful practices being implemented locally that are keyed to the High Schools That Work Key Practices, Tech Prep Goals, and the revised Virginia Standards of Learning. The presentation application should be returned by April 19 to: Lolita B. Hall Virginia Department of Education P.O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218-2120 Registration and Participant Expenses Registration (Deadline May 31, 1996) $30.00 per person Late Registration $45.00 per person Registration includes continental breakfast daily, dinner on Sunday, and luncheon on Monday and Tuesday. Additionally, the Department of Education/Virginia Community College System will provide $20 (master billed) lodging allowance per day for each attendee who stays all three nights, August 11, 12, and 13. Individuals will be responsible for the reminder of the lodging bill, including taxes and incidentals, other meals and travel expenses. The Hotel Roanoke and other nearby hotels will be used for institute participants. Lodging rates at the Hotel Roanoke will be $75 plus tax per room per night for single, double, triple, or quadruple occupancy. The hotel reservation forms should be returned by May 31 to: Reservations Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center 110 Shenandoah Avenue Roanoke, VA 24016 INFORMATIONAL SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 59 March 15, 1996 Page 3 The institute registration forms should be returned by May 31 to: Registrar Division of Continuing Education Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061-0104 If you need additional information, please contact Dr. Neils W. Brooks, Director, Office of Vocational, Adult, and Employment Training Services at (804) 225-2847 or Lolita B. Hall, State Coordinator for High Schools That Work at (804) 225-3370. WCBJr/jts Attachment Copy: Division Key Instructional Leaders Vocational Administrators Tech Prep Directors High School Principals/Guidance Counselors Middle School Principals/Guidance Counselors High Schools That Work Site Coordinators