COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 85
June 12, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Technical Assistance Teleconference on SOL Training Initiative Application

 
  The Department of Education will conduct an interactive
  teleconference, via satellite, on the Standards of Learning
  Training Initiative, June 30, 1998, 1:00-2:30 p.m. The
  purpose of this teleconference is to provide interested
  school division staff with technical assistance in
  completing the application, which is due by July 31, 1998.

  The first hour of the program will be devoted to a step-by-step
  walk through of the application by Department of
  Education staff. The final half-hour of the broadcast will
  include a discussion of resources that could be useful in
  planning and implementing SOL professional development
  programs. Phone-in questions on a toll-free line (800-648-0397) 
  will be accepted during the program for presentation
  and discussion during this half-hour segment.

  This satellite teleconference will be broadcast out of the
  Virginia Satellite Education Network's (VSEN) studio at
  Varina High School in Henrico County. All Virginia high
  schools are equipped to receive this satellite broadcast. To
  receive the broadcast, you will need to set your receiver to
  satellite GE 2, Channel 1. GE 2 is located at 85 degrees
  west; Channel 1 has a downlink of 3720 MHz.  If you are
  unable to participate in this live, interactive
  teleconference on June 30, you may wish to videotape the
  program for delayed viewing.

  If you have questions about the teleconference program,
  please contact Dr. Patricia I. Wright, Director of Secondary
  Instruction, at (804) 225-2880.  If you have any technical
  questions, please contact Greg Weisiger, Telecommunications
  Engineer, at (804) 692-0335.

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