COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 190

September 16, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Algebra Readiness Symposium II

 

On November 10, 2005, the Department of Education will host Algebra Readiness Symposium II, a professional development opportunity for school personnel. The purpose of the symposium is to provide content-related techniques and practices that have shown promise in helping students succeed in Algebra I. The symposium will be held at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

 

Registration is open to all Algebra Readiness Initiative (ARI) teachers/tutors, grades 5 through 9 special education teachers, and teachers of students with limited English proficiency. Each division should send only one registration form with all the participants listed. Registration forms are due by November 1, 2005.

 

School divisions are invited to send a number of representatives based on their fall 2005 enrollment. Divisions with enrollments below 10,000 students may send two participants. Divisions with enrollments between 10,001 and 30,000 may send three participants. Divisions with enrollments over 30,000 may send four participants.

 

The division ARI coordinator may select four choices for the three 90-minute sessions. Participants will be assigned to those selections on a first-come, first-serve basis. Descriptions of each of the sessions are posted at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Math/ARI/symp05-workshops.shtml. The Virginia Department of Education will cover the cost of one nights lodging for individuals traveling more than 75 miles from the site of the symposium. The department encourages school division teams to share rooms at the facility on a double-occupancy basis where appropriate. Room reservations for those outside the 75-mile limit must be made by October 10, 2005.

 

The registration form is attached to this memorandum. For additional information, please contact Lois Williams, Ed.D. (Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov), mathematics specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, at (804) 786-8078.

 

JLD/LW/yba

 

Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf190a.doc