COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 92

April 30, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Teachers for Tomorrow Summer Seminars

 

 

In recent years the Career and Technical Education (CTE)Office in the Virginia Department of Education has offered a series of training initiatives to encourage junior and senior high school students to consider teaching as a professional career. The training initiatives have been modeled after the South Carolina Teacher Cadet Program. The Virginia Department of Educations goal is to institutionalize the Teachers for Tomorrow Program with funds from the Governors Teacher Quality Enhancement Grant.

 

Seminars for statewide training to implement the Teachers for Tomorrow Program will be conducted on June 21-24, 2004, at the Sheraton Park South Hotel, 9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, Virginia 23235. School divisions interested in establishing or continuing Teachers for Tomorrow Programs are invited to participate in the summer seminars. Other specifics about this statewide initiative will be announced during the seminars.

 

Educators who have received previous training are invited to attend the Teacher Cadet update curriculum seminar scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2004. The second seminar, scheduled for Tuesday, June 22 to Thursday, June 24, will focus on implementing the Teacher Cadet curriculum and will be available for participants who have no previous Teacher Cadet training. This three-day seminar will provide training for teachers assigned to offer this course in their school.

 

The seminars will be sponsored by the Department of Education. Allowable expenses will be reimbursed to participants in accordance with state travel guidelines. The new curriculum will be provided to school divisions at no cost; however, training is required prior to receiving the curriculum.

 

Individuals teaching the curriculum must hold a valid collegiate professional or postgraduate professional license; have a minimum of three years of full-time secondary or post-secondary teaching experience; and be assigned to a secondary teaching area. A masters degree is preferred but not required.

 

The Virginia Tech Center for Organization and Technological Advancement (COTA) Programs, is accepting registration forms for the seminars. Registration for 60 participants is on a first-come, first-served basis, and all registration forms must be received no later than May 14, 2004. Please complete and return the attached registration form as indicated.

For more information about the Teachers for Tomorrow Program training, please contact Sharron K. Glasscock (sglassco@mail.vak12ed.edu or (804) 225-2826 or Michael Myers (mmyers@mail.vak12ed.edu or (804)225-2103, meeting coordinators, Virginia Department of Education.

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