SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 65
March 22, 1996
|FROM:||William C. Bosher, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
The Division of Technology has planned a forum on April 23 to bring the most widely used providers of school networking and infrastructure services to technology specialists and coordinators. The attached memorandum describing the forum will be sent to one technology specialist or coordinator in each school division. We ask that you encourage your designee for technology to attend. We also invite you to attend with your designee should you have an interest in the forum. The first 175 participation forms will be accepted. House Room D in the General Assembly Building is limited to 275 seats. Questions should be directed to Ida J. Hill, Division Chief for Technology, at (804) 225-2757. WCBJr./psw Attachments MEMORANDUM TO: Technology Coordinators FROM: Ida J. Hill Division Chief for Technology DATE: March 20, 1996 SUBJECT: Technology Forum On April 23, 1996, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the Division of Technology, Virginia Department of Education, will conduct a drive-in forum for school division technology representatives in House Room D, General Assembly Building, 9th and Broad Streets, Richmond, Virginia. The purpose of the forum is to provide answers to questions and practical information concerning school-based local area networking, support systems, and available service providers. The format for the forum will be modeled after the "Face the Nation" program and will involve five or six Virginia key service providers and experts. Businesses/institutions confirmed or in the process of being confirmed are BDM International, George Mason University, 3 COM Company, Cabletron, Novell, and Chesterfield County. The host is Walter Witschey, Executive Director, Science Museum of Virginia. The program will consist of a 5-6 minute introduction, 15-minute presentation by each panelist, 5-10 minute summary/clarification by host, question and answer segment for participants, and time for participant informal exchange with school technology specialists nearing completion of their system development. It should be a very informative day. We ask you to confirm your intent to participate by April 15, 1996 in order for us to move forward with plans. Please complete the attached form. Unfortunately, the Department is unable to reimburse meals, travel, and parking for this forum. We must limit the number of participants to the first 175 forms (see attachment) received. IJH/psw Attachment PARTICIPATION FORM DIVISION OF TECHNOLOGY FORUM (APRIL 23, 1996) VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY BUILDING HOUSE ROOM D, 9TH AND BROAD STREETS RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Name: School Division: Central Office: School: Telephone Number: Please Return by April 15, 1996 to: Dr. Ida J. Hill Division Chief for Technology Virginia Department of Education P. O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218-2120 or Fax: (804) 786-5389