COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 90
April 29, 2005
Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Career and Technical Education Professional Development Institute, August 1 5, 2005
The Career and Technical Education Professional Development Institute will be held August 1 5, 2005, at the Richmond Convention Center. School divisions are invited to send representatives to this professional development institute. The theme, Capitalizing on The Future, will focus on providing teachers, administrators, and local advisory councils with the skills needed to develop and/or maintain programs that raise expectations and increase student achievement. The target audience is career and technical educators, central office staff, and local advisory council members. The Career and Technical Education Professional Development Institute is funded in part by federal funds to assist in meeting the professional development requirements of the Carl D. Perkins Act and Virginias approved state plan.
There is a registration fee of $125 for participants who register before June 17, 2005. After June 17, the fee is $150. The general registration form contains additional information about meals and events included in the fee.
The institute registration forms should be returned by June 17 to:
Conference Registrar, Outreach Program Development
702 University City Boulevard, Mail Code 0272
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0272
Hotel Reservations (by July 1, 2005)
Participants must call the hotel of choice, as listed in the announcement, to make lodging reservations. Lodging rates are $74 (plus tax) single or double (or the prevailing state rates in August 2005). Individuals are responsible for their lodging bill, including taxes and incidentals, and meals that are not included in registration, and travel expenses.
Agenda and Registration Forms
The draft agenda, additional information about the conference hotels, and registration forms are available on the Internet at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/CTE/.
If you need additional information, please contact Elizabeth Russell (Elizabeth.Russell@doe.virginia.gov), director, Office of Career and Technical Education Services, at 804-225-2847 or James Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org), associate director, at 804-225-2833.