COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 79

April 16, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Updated Middle School Geometry Professional Development Program

 

I am pleased to inform you that the updated Middle School Geometry Professional Development Program is available in Word and .pdf formats on the Department of Educations website at

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Elem_M/geo_middle.html. This resource is a professional development program designed to assist teachers in implementing the 2001 Mathematics Standards of Learning. It provides a sample of meaningful and engaging activities correlated to the geometry strand of the grades 6 through 8 Mathematics Standards of Learning.

 

Curriculum specialists and teachers are encouraged to use this program to enhance teachers' content knowledge and use of instructional strategies for teaching the grades 6 through 8 geometry strand of the Mathematics Standards of Learning. The program is organized into five modules that may be offered by school divisions for teacher licensure renewal points or for a one-credit graduate course when university credit can be arranged.

 

If you need further information about the updated Middle School Geometry Professional Development Program, please contact Lois Williams (lwillia1@mail.vak12ed.edu), mathematics specialist, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 786-8078.

 

JLD/yba