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

SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 223
December 17, 1999

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: JoLynne DeMary
Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Regional K-5 Mathematics Training Opportunities on Instructional Strategies for Teaching Students with Mathematics Learning Problems


Are you looking for instructional strategies to use when teaching students who are 
at-risk of achieving the K-5 Mathematics Standards of Learning?  The Virginia 
Department of Education has sponsored the development of a video/CD-ROM titled 
MathVIDS (Allsopp, Ingram, and Kyger, 1999), which demonstrates effective 
instructional strategies for students who have problems learning mathematics.  
Regional institutes will be offered this winter to train trainers to use MathVIDS. 
One copy of MathVIDS will also be sent to each school housing K-5 students in 
February 2000.

The purpose of these Standards of Learning institutes is to train trainers within 
the school divisions to use MathVIDS.  These trainers will provide help on MathVIDS 
to teachers within the school division who teach students who have difficulty 
learning mathematics. 

You are invited to send a team of two to three individuals who will serve as 
trainers from your school division to attend a training institute in your part of 
the state. It is recommended that these individuals represent mathematics specialists 
or math lead teachers, Title I mathematics coordinators or teachers, and special 
education directors or teachers.  The institute participants will be provided with 
information, materials, activities, and the CD-ROM that may be used to train other 
school personnel. 

The institutes are being sponsored through the Virginia Department of Education's 
Technical Assistance Centers (T/TAC). The dates, times, sites, and MathVIDS contacts
for the institutes are listed below.  There is no charge for participation in the 
institutes; however, school divisions will need to pay for travel costs and 
substitutes, as appropriate. Local Eisenhower funds or SOL Training Initiative funds
 may be used to cover these costs.

School division registration forms are attached to this memo. Please identify two or
three participants to participate in one of the institutes listed below. School 
division participants are asked to complete the enclosed registration form and 
either mail or fax a copy of the registration form to the MathVIDS contact for the 
region by January 12, 2000. Participants will receive a confirmation letter 
indicating the workshop location and directions after their registration is received.

A copy of this memo is being sent to your key instructional leader, mathematics 
specialist, Title I coordinator and special education director.  If you have any 
questions or comments, please contact Dr. Carol Rezba, elementary and middle school 
mathematics specialist, at (804) 225-2676 or the appropriate MathVIDS contact listed
below.


JLD/CLR/pl

Attachment:	A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
		will be sent to the superintendent's office

 Sites for Regional MathVIDS Training
 

REGION 1
MathVIDS Contact:
	Jo Smith Read
	Virginia Commonwealth University
	T/TAC for Region 1
        P.O. Box 216
	Lawrenceville, VA  23868
	Phone:	(804) 828-6947 (Jerri Cash)  or  1-877-383-1199 (Jo Read)
FAX:	(804) 828-7495  or  (804) 848-6333

Date:		Tuesday, March 7, 2000
Location:	Virginia Commonwealth University
		Oliver Hall, School of Education, Room TBA
		1015 West Main Street
		Richmond, VA
Time:		Session I: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
		Session II: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

REGION 2
MathVIDS Contact:
	Mary Holm
	T/TAC Office for Region 2 and 3
	The College of William and Mary
        School of Education
        P.O. Box 8795
        Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795
Phone: 1-800-323-4489
FAX:  (757) 221-5053

Date:		Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Location:	Lafayette High School
		Williamsburg, VA
Time:		Session I: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

REGION 3
MathVIDS Contact:
        Mary Holm
	T/TAC Office for Region 2 and 3
	The College of William and Mary
        School of Education
        P.O. Box 8795
        Williamsburg, VA  23187-8795
Phone: 1-800-323-4489
FAX:  (757) 221-5053

Date #1:	Monday, January 24, 2000
Location:	Lee Jackson Middle School 
		Mathews County, VA
Time:		Session I: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
		Session II: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.



Region 3   (Cont.)

Date #2:	Wednesday, February 9, 2000
Location:	Walker Grant Middle School 
		Fredericksburg, VA
Time:		Session I: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
		Session II: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


REGION 4
MathVIDS Contact:  
	Carmen Rioux-Bailey
	George Mason University
	T/TAC
	Keller Center for Human disAbilities
	4400 University Drive, Mail Stop 1F2
	Fairfax, VA  22030-4444
Phone: (703) 993-3670
FAX:	(703) 993-3681

Date #1:	Monday, January 24, 2000
Location:	Warrenton County
		Specific Location TBA
Time:		Session I: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Date #2:	Monday, January 31, 2000
Location:	Prince William County
		Specific Location TBA
Time:		Session I: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Date #3:	Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Location:	Fairfax County
		Specific Location TBA
Time:		Session I: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


REGION 5
MathVIDS Contact:
        Maggie Kyger
	James Madison University
	T/TAC Office for Region 5
	MSC 6101
	Harrisonburg, VA  22807
Phone: (540) 568-3348  or  1-888-205-4824
FAX: (540) 568-6726

Date:		Monday, March 6, 2000
Location:	James Madison University
		Chandler Hall Computer Laboratory
Time:		Session I: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
		Session II: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
 REGION 6  
MathVIDS Contact:
        Deb Schwabe
	VA Polytechnic Institute & State University
	T/TAC Office
	College of Human Resources & Education
	222 Lane Hall 
        MS 0254
	Blacksburg, VA  24061
Phone: 1-800-848-2714 or (540) 231-2989
FAX: (540) 231-5672

Date:		Tuesday, February 1, 2000
Location:	Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, VA
		Computer Lab: Location TBA
Time:		Session I: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
		Session II: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.


REGION 7
MathVIDS Contact:
        Deb Schwabe
	VA Polytechnic Institute & State University
	T/TAC Office
	College of Human Resources & Education
	222 Lane Hall 
        MS 0254
	Blacksburg, VA  24061
Phone: 1-800-848-2714 or (540) 231-2989
FAX: (540) 231-5672

Date:	    Wednesday, January 26, 2000 (Snow Date: Wednesday, February 2) 
Location:   Critzer Elementary School, Pulaski, VA
Time:	    Session I: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. for the following school divisions: 
            Bland, Carroll, Galax, Giles, Grayson, Pulaski,
            Smyth, Radford, Wythe
Session II: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. for the following school divisions:
            Bristol, Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Norton, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, 
            Washington, Wise

REGION 8
MathVIDS Contact:
        Debby Wesson
	T/TAC Office for Region 8
	P.O. Box 216
	Lawrenceville, VA  23868
Phone: 804) 848-6339
FAX: (804) 848-6333
	
Date:	        Thursday, February 24, 2000  (Snow Date: Thursday, March 2)	
Location:	Southside Virginia Community College
		Keysville Campus, Room TBA
Time:		Session I: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 

                   VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
                     REGIONAL MathVIDS TRAINING
                    PARTICIPANT REGISTRATION FORM
                         (Copy as necessary)


Each participant should complete the entire participant registration form. 
Participants will receive a confirmation letter and directions once their 
registration is received. Please include your FAX number.  

Application deadline: January 12, 2000. Send your application to the Regional 
MathVIDS contact for the location you plan to attend.

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? _________________



Institute Registration Information: 

I plan to attend the following session:


REGION 	_____________	

Date:	_____________

Location:	_______________________________________________

	        _______________________________________________


Time:		Session #_____  Time:_____________________