COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 190
December 6, 1996

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Casio T. E. A. M. S. Grants

 
  Casio, Incorporated, a producer of handheld technology for
  schools, is providing grants for teacher training, relevant
  materials and follow-up technology support.  The average
  grant award is $5,000.

  The purpose of the Casio grant program is to improve
  education through the use of handheld technology such as
  graphing calculators.  The main goal is to provide teachers
  with the ability to successfully teach using technology in
  the classroom.  Grant money may not be used for student
  training or calculators for students.

  The information attached includes grant requirements, a
  grant application form, and questions to be addressed when
  applying.  Questions concerning the grants and grant
  application should be directed to Mr. Dan Boucher at (609)
  427-0877.  Questions about this memorandum may be referred
  to the Division of Technology, Dr. Ida Hill, at (804) 225-2757
  or Dr. Patricia Wright at (804) 225-2894. 

  RTL/emt

  Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.