COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 109

May 12, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Grades 5 through 8 Mathematics Professional Development

 

The Virginia Department of Education will be hosting a professional development opportunity, Practical Strategies: Working with Students Struggling in Mathematics. Teachers who work with students in mathematics, grades 5 through 8, including special education teachers and teachers of limited English proficient (LEP) students are invited to attend.

 

The workshop will be held in each of the superintendents regions at the start of the 2006-2007 school year as follows:

 

August 7

Omni Hotel, Newport News

 

September 25

 

Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Conference

Center, Staunton

 

September 27

 

The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke

 

September 29

 

The Holiday Inn Select, Fredericksburg

 

October 2

 

Virginia Center Crossings, Richmond

 

October 4

 

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, Danville

October 6

 

The Marriott, Tysons Corner

 

October 27

Holiday Inn, Bristol

 

 

Workshops will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. with lunch provided. Fifty spaces will be available at each presentation on a first-come, first-serve basis. Register online at http://www.conted.vt.edu/reg/mtep/.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lois Williams, mathematics specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Lois.Williams@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-8078.

 

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