COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 64
March 26, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Regional SOL Expositions
  The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia
  Education Association will hold four regional SOL Expositions
  in the spring of l999 to feature SOL materials that are
  available from the Department of Education, selected school
  divisions, and participating commercial vendors.  These
  expositions will bring together a wealth of teacher materials
  and resources for classroom and professional development use.

  The SOL Expositions are being sponsored through an
  appropriation from the General Assembly and are in accordance
  with the Department of Education's responsibility to develop
  and pilot model training activities for teachers, principals,
  and superintendents that relate to the Standards of Learning
  content and assessments, and to technology.  The dates and
  sites for the expositions are:

     May 24--Abingdon Higher Education Center
     June 2--The Hotel Roanoke Conference Center
     June 4--Sheraton Fredericksburg Conference Center
     June 8--Williamsburg Marriott and Conference Center

  You are invited to send a team of ten individuals from your
  school division to attend the exposition designated for your
  part of the state.  In order to gain maximum benefit from the
  one-day exposition, I encourage you to select a vertical team
  consisting of classroom teachers, building administrators, and
  central office administrators who work with curriculum and
  professional development issues. Enclosed is a Participant
  Pre-registration Form for that purpose which should be
  returned to Virginia Tech at the address listed on the form by
  April 27, l999.

  Since many local school divisions have developed high quality
  curriculum projects and materials related to SOL
  implementation, the expositions are designed to give
  localities an opportunity to display these materials and share
  with other school divisions. If you would like to nominate your
  school division or a school within your division as one of the
  exhibitors, please return the enclosed Request for Proposal
  Form to the Department of Education by April 27, 1999.

  Information on the exposition is being sent under separate
  cover to all SOL Training Initiative Contact personnel. For
  additional information, please contact Delores Dalton, Science
  Specialist, Secondary Instruction, 804-371-0778, or e-mail
  dudalton@pen.k12.va.us.

  PDS/dd

  Enclosures:
  SOL Exposition Participant Pre-Registration Form
  Request for Proposal to Exhibit at the SOL Expositions
  Information  Sheet
  Request for Proposal to Exhibit at the SOL Exposition Form


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


    Request for Proposal to Exhibit at SOL Expositions
                   Information Sheet


  The Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia
  Education Association invite school divisions to submit a
  Request for Proposal to participate as a Standards of
  Learning Exhibitor in the regional SOL Expositions. While
  school divisions may decide the site(s) for which they
  will submit a Request for Proposal, the Department of
  Education invites school divisions to consider exhibiting
  at all four sites.

  The purpose of the exhibits is to display current
  projects, instructional materials, and training modules
  that school divisions have developed for SOL
  implementation. The exhibits/posters should be designed
  to provide an opportunity for participants to discuss and
  explore successful practices and approaches that may be
  replicated in their school divisions.  These exhibits
  will not require formal presentations.

  Standards of Learning Exhibits will be displayed
  throughout the day at each site.  Exhibits will open at
  9:30 A.M. and close at 3:00 P.M.  Exhibiting school
  divisions should have someone available throughout the
  day to answer questions about the exhibit.  Handouts
  describing the exhibits are appropriate. The Department
  of Education will distribute a program agenda for all
  participants that will list the exhibitors and a brief
  description of each project.

  Spaces for exhibits will be provided by the Department of
  Education at no cost to school divisions.  Each exhibitor
  will have available one six-foot table with pipe and
  drape. Audio-visual equipment and related needs will be
  the responsibility of the exhibiting school division. 
  Exhibitors should plan to be set up by 9:30 A.M. on the
  morning of the exposition.

  Thank you for your consideration of this invitation and
  for your continued support of educational excellence for
  children in the Commonwealth.  If you have questions
  about the exhibits, you may contact Delores Dalton,
  Science Specialist, Secondary Instruction, at 804-371-0778.

     REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO EXHIBIT AT SOL EXPOSITION

  This proposal is being submitted for the following
  locations (Check locations where you wish to exhibit): 
     _    Abingdon Higher Education Center, May 24, l999
     _    Hotel Roanoke, June 2, l999
     _    Sheraton Inn, Fredericksburg, June 4, l999
     _    Williamsburg Marriott, June 8, l999

  Contact Person:
  Title/Position:
  School Division:
  Address:
  City/State/Zip
  Telephone Number:                 FAX:

  1.  SOL Exhibit Title:

  2.  Names and titles of Other Persons Responsible for the
      Exhibit:

  3.  Brief Description of the Exhibit (check all that
  apply)
    a.  Purpose:
        _  Curricular materials
        _  Professional development materials
        _  Other

    b.  Grade Span:    
        _  Elementary
        _  Middle   
        _  High School
         _  Administrators 

    c.  SOL Area:
        _  English/Reading
        _  Mathematics
        _  Technology
        _  History/Social Sciences
        _  Science
        _  Other

  4.  Give a brief synopsis of the materials you will 
      exhibit and their SOL correlation. 


  5.  Do you need electricity?
      (Audiovisual equipment needed is the responsibility 
      of the exhibitor.)    

  Please mail or Fax by April 27, l999 to:
          Delores Dalton, Secondary Instruction
          Virginia Department of Education
          P. O. Box 2120
          Richmond, VA  23218-2120
          FAX 804-786-5466


                      SOL EXPOSITION
             Virginia Department of Education
              Virginia Education Association

             Participant Pre-Registration Form

  Your school division will be attending the SOL Exposition
  at

         Abingdon Higher Education Center  May 24, l999 

  The agenda for the day is:

     8:30 A.M. To 9:30 A.M.        Registration and 
                                     Continental Breakfast 

     9:30 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.        Commercial Vendor      
                                     Displays 

     9:30 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.        School Division SOL 
                                     Exhibits

     10:30 A.M. To 11:30 A.M.      Department of 
                                      Education  
                                      Implementation 
                                     Demonstrations

     11:30 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.       Lunch 

     1:00 P.M. To 2:00 P.M.        Department of 
                                     Education 
                                     Implementation
                                     Demonstrations
                                     (repeat of morning)

  School Division

  Address

  City/State/Zip

  Names and Titles of Participants

  1.

  2.

  3.

  4.

  5.

  6.

  7.

  8.

  9.

  10.


  **The Department of Education will be providing lunch for
  participants.  Please indicate below the number of
  participants who will be present for lunch.

  _____ lunch count


  Return this form by April 27, l999 to:

          Conference Registrar
          Virginia Tech Division of Continuing Education
          810 University City Blvd.,
          Suite D, Mail Code 0272
          Blacksburg, VA  24061


                      SOL EXPOSITION
             Virginia Department of Education
              Virginia Education Association

             Participant Pre-Registration Form

  Your school division will be attending the SOL Exposition
  at

     Hotel Roanoke Conference Center June 2, 1999 

  The agenda for the day is:

     8:30 A.M. To 9:30 A.M.        Registration and
                                    Continental Breakfast 

     9:30 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.        Commercial Vendor
                                    Displays 

     9:30 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.        School Division SOL
                                    Exhibits

     10:30 A.M. To 11:30 A.M.      Department of
                                    Education
                                    Implementation
                                    Demonstrations 

     11:30 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.       Lunch 

     1:00 P.M. To 2:00 P.M.        Department of
                                    Education              
                                    Implementation
                                    Demonstrations 
                                    (repeat of morning)

  School Division

  Address

  City/State/Zip

  Names and Titles of Participants

  1.

  2.

  3.

  4.

  5.

  6.

  7.

  8.

  9.

  10.


  **The Department of Education will be providing lunch for
  participants.  Please indicate below the number of
  participants who will be present for lunch.

  _____ lunch count


  Return this form by April 27, l999 to:

          Conference Registrar
          Virginia Tech Division of Continuing Education
          810 University City Blvd.,
          Suite D, Mail Code 0272
          Blacksburg, VA  24061

                    SOL EXPOSITION
             Virginia Department of Education
              Virginia Education Association

             Participant Pre-Registration Form

  Your school division will be attending the SOL Exposition
  at

  Sheraton Fredericksburg Conference Center  June 4, 1999 

  The agenda for the day is:

     8:30 A.M. To 9:30 A.M.        Registration and 
                                     Continental Breakfast 

     9:30 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.        Commercial Vendor 
                                     Displays 

     9:30 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.        School Division SOL 
                                     Education Exhibits

     10:30 A.M. To 11:30 A.M.      Department of 
                                     Education 
                                     Implementation 
                                     Demonstrations

     11:30 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.       Lunch 

     1:00 P.M. To 2:00 P.M.        Department of 
                                     Education
                                     Implementation 
                                     Demonstrations 
                                     (repeat of morning)

  School Division

  Address

  City/State/Zip

  Names and Titles of Participants

  1.

  2.

  3.

  4.

  5.
  6.

  7.

  8.

  9.

  10.


  **The Department of Education will be providing lunch for
  participants.  Please indicate below the number of
  participants who will be present for lunch.

  _____ lunch count


  Return this form by April 27, l999 to:

          Conference Registrar
          Virginia Tech Division of Continuing Education
          810 University City Blvd.,
          Suite D, Mail Code 0272
          Blacksburg, VA  24061

                      SOL EXPOSITION
             Virginia Department of Education
              Virginia Education Association

             Participant Pre-Registration Form

  Your school division will be attending the SOL Exposition
  at

           Williamsburg Marriott  June 8, 1999 

  The agenda for the day is:

     8:30 A.M. To 9:30 A.M.        Registration and 
                                     Continental Breakfast 

     9:30 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.        Commercial Vendor  
                                     Displays 

     9:30 A.M. To 3:00 P.M.        School Division SOL  
                                     Exhibits

     10:30 A.M. To 11:30 A.M.      Department of          
                                     Education
                                     Implementation 
                                     Demonstrations

     11:30 A.M. To 1:00 P.M.       Lunch 

     1:00 P.M. To 2:00 P.M.        Department of 
                                     Education
                                     Implementation 
                                     Demonstrations 
                                     (repeat of morning)

  School Division

  Address

  City/State/Zip

  Names and Titles of Participants

  1.

  2.

  3.

  4.

  5.

  6.

  7.

  8.

  9.

  10.


  **The Department of Education will be providing lunch for
  participants.  Please indicate below the number of
  participants who will be present for lunch.

  _____ lunch count


  Return this form by April 27, l999 to:

          Conference Registrar
          Virginia Tech Division of Continuing Education
          810 University City Blvd., 
          Suite D, Mail Code 0272
          Blacksburg, VA  24061