COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 183
October 1, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Regional K-8 Mathematics Training Opportunities on Probability and Statistics


The Virginia Department of Education will sponsor four 
regional K-8 mathematics train-the-trainer institutes in 
November of 1999. The purpose of these Standards of Learning 
institutes is to train trainers within the school divisions 
to use the recently disseminated staff development modules 
titled Probability and Statistics for Elementary and Middle 
School Teachers. Each two-day institute will include 
separate sessions focusing on content and instructional 
strategies for elementary and middle school trainers. The 
dates and sites for the institutes are:

November 1-2:           Williamsburg Marriott and Conference 
                        Center  
November 8-9:           Petersburg Days Inn 
November 12-13:         Abingdon Higher Education Center 
                        (offered in conjunction with the 
                        Southwest Virginia Public Education 
                        Consortium's Lead Teacher Institute)
November 30-December 1: Harrisonburg Four Points Sheraton

You are invited to send a team of two trainers (one to 
attend the elementary school session and one to attend the 
middle school session) from your school division to attend 
an institute in your part of the state. However, your team 
may register for any institute that best meets your needs. 
The participants will be provided with information, 
materials, and activities that may be used to train other 
school personnel.  In order for your school division to gain 
maximum benefit from this training institute, I would 
encourage you to send individuals who are interested in 
serving as school division trainers/mentors on this topic.

The institutes are being sponsored through an Eisenhower 
Title II grant. The institutes will begin at 8:30 A.M. and 
conclude by 4 P.M. each day.  The Department of Education 
will provide lunch and breaks, as well as one night's 
lodging (the night after the first day of training) for 
participants residing more than 30 miles from the training 
site. Additionally, a stipend of $50 will be provided for 
participants attending the Saturday session on November 13, 
1999,in Abingdon. School divisions will be responsible for 
the cost of substitute teachers when required, 
transportation costs, and any additional meals. Local 
Eisenhower funds or SOL Training Initiative funds may be 
used to cover these costs.  

Two participant registration forms are enclosed with this 
memo. Please identify two individuals(one elementary and one 
middle school trainer)to participate in one of the 
institutes listed above. Participants should be asked to 
complete the enclosed registration form and either mail or 
fax a copy of the registration form to the address listed on 
the form by October 25, 1999. Participants will receive a 
confirmation letter and directions after their registration 
forms are received.

A copy of this memo is being sent to your key instructional 
leader, your SOL professional development initiative 
coordinator, and your division's mathematics leaders.  If 
you have any questions or comments, please contact Dr. Carol 
Rezba, elementary and middle school mathematics specialist 
at (804) 225-2676.

PDS/CR/jms


Attachments 

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



                                                                                             Attachment to:
Supts. Memo No. 183

VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS INSTITUTES PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM

Each participant must complete a participant registration form. 
Participants will receive a confirmation letter and directions once 
their registration is received.

Application deadline: Monday, October 25, 1999. Send to: Dr. Carol 
Rezba, Mathematics Specialist, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. 
Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, or FAX to 804-786-1703.

I will participate in the following institute (clearly mark one 
institute):
____November 1 - 2: Williamsburg Marriott and Conference Center 
____November 8 - 9: Petersburg Days Inn 
____November 12 - 13:Abingdon Higher Education (Do not register on 
this form if you have previously registered through the Southwest                      
Virginia Public Education Consortium's Lead Teacher Institute form)
____November 30 - December 1: Harrisonburg Four Points Sheraton

I will participate in the training session for (clearly mark one):
_____Elementary School Teachers
_____Middle School Teachers

Lodging is offered to participants who live more then 30 miles from 
the training site on the night of the first day of the institute. 
(Clearly mark one)
_____Please reserve a room for me. I meet the criteria above.
_____I don't need a room. I will commute both days.

School Division:__________________________________________________

Name:______________________________________________________________     
        Last                 First                 Middle Initial   

School Name:_______________________________________________________

School Address:____________________________________________________

City/State/Zip:____________________________________________________

School Phone:(___)_____________        School Fax:(___)____________

Are you a classroom teacher?  yes     no   
If yes, what grade?____  If no, what is your position?_____________

Have you ever led an in-service program for teachers? _____________

SCHOOL DIVISION SIGNATURE AND ASSURANCE:
The undersigned has selected the above named participant to attend a 
probability and statistics institute.  The school division designee 
agrees to have the school division reimburse the participant for any 
transportation costs incurred and any additional meals (to a 
specified limit). The designee will assist with securing a substitute 
teacher when required, and will endeavor to provide an opportunity 
for this participant to serve as a trainers/mentors on this topic to 
others in their school division, where appropriate. 


             _________________________________________
                      School Division Designee


                                            Attachment to:
Supts. Memo No. 183
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS INSTITUTES
PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM

Each participant must complete a participant registration form. 
Participants will receive a confirmation letter and directions once 
their registration is received.

Application deadline: Monday, October 25, 1999. Send to: Dr. Carol 
Rezba, Mathematics Specialist, Virginia Department of Education, P.O. 
Box 2120, Richmond, VA 23218-2120, or FAX to 804-786-1703.

I will participate in the following institute (clearly mark one 
institute):
____November 1-2:       Williamsburg Marriott and Conference Center 
____November 8-9:       Petersburg Days Inn 
____November 12-13:     Abingdon Higher Education (Do not register on 
this form if you have previously registered through the Southwest                      
Virginia Public Education Consortium's Lead Teacher Institute form)
____November 30-December 1: Harrisonburg Four Points Sheraton

I will participate in the training session for (clearly mark one):
_____Elementary School Teachers
_____Middle School Teachers

Lodging is offered to participants who live more then 30 miles from 
the training site on the night of the first day of the institute. 
(Clearly mark one)
_____Please reserve a room for me. I meet the criteria above.
_____I don't need a room. I will commute both days.

School Division:__________________________________________________

Name:______________________________________________________________     
        Last                 First                   Middle Initial   

School Name:_______________________________________________________

School Address:____________________________________________________

City/State/Zip:____________________________________________________

School Phone:(___)_____________        School Fax:(___)____________

Are you a classroom teacher?  yes     no   
If yes, what grade?____  If no, what is your position?_____________

Have you ever led an in-service program for teachers? _____________

SCHOOL DIVISION SIGNATURE AND ASSURANCE:
The undersigned has selected the above named participant to attend a 
probability and statistics institute.  The school division designee 
agrees to have the school division reimburse the participant for any 
transportation costs incurred and any additional meals (to a 
specified limit). The designee will assist with securing a substitute 
teacher when required, and will endeavor to provide an opportunity 
for this participant to serve as a trainers/mentors on this topic to 
others in their school division, where appropriate. 

              _________________________________________
                       School Division Designee




    
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