COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 240

December 9, 2005

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Spring Professional Development Academy for K-12 Teachers of Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students

 

As part of the Virginia Department of Educations ongoing effort to meet the state professional development requirements for Title III, Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students, under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a spring professional development academy for all teachers of LEP students in kindergarten through grade 12 will be offered in collaboration with George Mason University. The graduate-level course entitled, Education 600: Reading and Writing Strategies for LEP students, will be held in Harrisonburg and Richmond. The course will be held from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. on the following six Saturdays: January 28, 2006; February 11, 25, 2006; March 11, 25, 2006; and April 8, 2006. The focus of the course will be effective reading and writing teaching strategies for use with LEP students. Participants will receive three hours of graduate-level credit through George Mason University upon successful completion of the course.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will pay the tuition costs for all participants. The costs of travel, meals, and lodging, if needed, will be the responsibility of the participants. A block of hotel rooms will be reserved at the state rate for all participants, subject to availability.

 

Course enrollment at each site is limited to 25 participants. To enroll for the course, please complete the attached registration form and fax or e-mail it to Jennifer Sherry, ESL specialist, at (804) 371-7347, or Jennifer.Sherry@doe.virginia.gov on or before January 13, 2006. Upon registration receipt, confirmation and additional information will be sent to each registrant.

 

If you have questions about the course, please contact Jennifer Sherry, ESL specialist, at (804) 371-7347 or at Jennifer.Sherry@doe.virginia.gov

 

JLD/SF/sj

 

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http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2005/inf240a.doc