COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 94

May 6, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2005 Teacher-to-Teacher Summer Workshops

 

Building on the success of last years teacher workshops, the U.S. Department of Education will again host a series of workshops for teachers and principals in the summer of 2005. Some of the nations best teachers and researchers will share their strategies for raising student achievement and informing teachers of the latest, successful research-based practices. The upcoming Teacher-to-Teacher Summer Workshops will be geared toward K-12 teachers and principals, and the subjects covered will be evenly distributed among elementary and secondary school instruction. Breakout sessions will cover the content areas of literacy/reading, mathematics, science, history, and the arts. Additional sessions will be held on school leadership, the No Child Left Behind Act, IDEA, using data effectively, and many other topics and strategies that can enable all levels of students high-performing, average, and low-performing to improve academically.

 

The summer workshops will be held in six cities: Cincinnati, Ohio (June 2022); Phoenix, Arizona (June 2729); Minneapolis, Minnesota (July 1113); Tampa, Florida (July 1820); Bethesda, Maryland (July 2527); and San Jose, California (August 13). Registration will open soon. Visit www.ed.gov/teacherinitiative and sign up for Teacher Updates to receive information regarding registration.

 

For attendees, the registration and the professional development sessions are free of charge. Meals and refreshments will be provided during the scheduled workshop activities. Participants are responsible for their transportation and lodging.

 

The U.S. Department of Education is now accepting proposals from teachers and those who work with teachers on a daily basis who would like to present at this conference. For additional information, please visit www.ed.gov/teacherinitiative; or contact Connie Fisher, teacher quality special projects coordinator, at (804) 371-7583 or connie.fisher@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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