COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 181

September 2, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Teacher-to-Teacher Online Professional Development

 

As Virginia educators continually aim for higher student achievement, professional development plays a significant role in attaining this goal. The U.S. Department of Education (USED) has brought together professional development activities that are in alignment with the definition of high-quality professional development outlined in the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Educators now have the opportunity to take on-line professional development from a variety of courses from Teacher-to-Teacher. Teacher-to-Teacher links professional development with research-based practices that have been instrumental in closing the achievement gap.

 

Before registering for the on-line teacher workshops, teachers should consult with their principal to determine if this professional development would meet the requirements for licensure or supplement other training provided by the school or school division.

 

For additional information, please go to the Teacher-to-Teacher website at http://www.paec.org/teacher2teacher/. You may also contact Denise Brock, Florida Education Corporation, at (877) 873-7232, extension 2256, or brockd@paec.org; or Kimberly Nunnally, specialist, Teacher Quality, at (804) 371-0909, or Kimberly.Nunnally@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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