COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 34

February 11, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL


TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Revised Probability and Statistics Professional Development Module for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

 

I am pleased to inform you that the revised Probability and Statistics Professional Development Module for Elementary and Middle School Teachers is available in Word and .pdf formats on the Department of Educations website at

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Elem_M/mprobstat.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 probability and statistics strand of the grades K 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 K through 8 probability and statistics 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 additional information about the revised Probability and Statistics Professional Development Module for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, please contact Lois Williams (Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov), mathematics specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 786-8078 or Deborah Pittman (Deborah.Pittman@doe.virginia.gov), mathematics specialist, Office of Elementary Instructional Services at

(804)786-7986.

 

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