COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 225

November 5, 2004

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Using the GPS in the Classroom Workshops

 

The Virginia Department of Education, in partnership with the Virginia Space Grant Consortiums OVERspace program, is pleased to announce five regional Using the GPS in the Classroom workshops. These one-day workshops will provide teachers with an introduction to Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and provide training for incorporating GPS technology into classroom instruction. Participants will receive lesson plans and a GPS unit to take back to their schools to share with other teachers in their department.

 

There is no fee to attend the workshops; however, participants must pre-register by November 15, 2004. Priority for registration will be given to Earth Science and sixth-grade science teachers from schools serving a significant number of students of disadvantaged and underserved populations.

 

Each location is limited to 20 participants. Lunch will be provided. If the session location you request is already full, you will be contacted in an attempt to provide an alternate location. An e-mail confirmation notice will be sent to you, along with logistical details. More information regarding registration and a registration form is attached.

 

The workshops will be held at the following Virginia community colleges:

 

 

Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach

Danville Community College, Danville

 

For further information, please contact Eric Rhoades (erhoades@mail.vak12ed.edu), science specialist, Office of Secondary Instructional Services, at (804) 225-2676.

 

Attachment:

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2004/inf225a.doc

 

JLD/ER