COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 198

October 1, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Algebra Readiness Symposium

 

On November 11, 2004, the Virginia Department of Education will sponsor a professional development opportunity for school division personnel entitled, Algebra Readiness: A Symposium of Best Practices. The purpose of the symposium is to provide information on techniques and programs that have shown promise in helping students succeed in Algebra I. The symposium will be held at the Hotel Roanoke.

 

Registration is open to all Algebra Readiness Initiative (ARI) administrators, ARI teachers/tutors, grades 6 through 9 special education teachers, and teachers of students with limited English proficiency. Each division should send only one registration form with all participants listed.

 

School divisions are invited to send a number of representatives based on their fall 2004 enrollment. Divisions with enrollments under 10,000 students may send two participants. Divisions with enrollments between 10,001 and 30,000 may send three participants. Divisions with enrollments over 30,000 may send four participants.

 

The division may select four choices for the two-hour workshops that will be part of the symposium. Participants will be assigned to those selections on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional information about each of the sessions will be posted at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Math/ARI/.

The Virginia Department of Education will cover the cost of one nights lodging for those over 75 miles from the site of the symposium. The department encourages school division teams to share rooms at the facility on a double occupancy basis where appropriate.

 

The registration form is attached to this memorandum. For additional information, please contact Lois Williams, Ed.D. (lwillia1@mail.vak12ed.edu.), mathematics specialist, Office of Middle Instructional Services, at (804) 786-8078.

 

JLD/yba

 

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