COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 25

January 30, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals Annual Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher Professional Development Conference

 

 

The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals (VAESP) and the Virginia Department of Education extend an invitation to all principals, assistant principals, and other professional educators within your schools or school divisions to participate in the 2004 Annual Assistant Principal/Lead Teacher Professional Development Conference. The Conference, Differentiated Instruction: Meeting the Needs of ALL Children, will be held March 25-26, 2004, at the Williamsburg Marriott in Williamsburg, Virginia.

This conference will be highlighted by presentations by Dr. Roger Taylor, Dr. Shane Templeton, and Dr. Dan Mulligan. Dr. Taylor will provide the opening workshop, Differentiated Instruction for All Students, focusing on differentiated instruction for all students, including the special needs student and the at-risk student. Dr. Templetons keynote address, Reading and Vocabulary, will focus on developmental word knowledge for elementary school students. The conference will conclude with Dr. Dan Mulligans workshop, Strategies for Achievement in Mathematics: Four Key Strands in Grades K-8.

 

 

 

 

A variety of concurrent sessions will also be offered. These sessions will focus on the continued impact of the No Child Left Behind Act, differentiated instruction for all students, legal issues, and bullying. Practitioners from across the commonwealth and members of the Department of Education will conduct these sessions.

 

If you have questions about the conference or need additional information, please call VAESP at (804) 355-6791, fax (804) 355-1196 or e-mail mailto:vaesp@earthlink.net .

 

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