COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 225

October 13, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Professional Development Opportunities for Civics and Economics and Virginia and United States Government

 

The Virginia Department of Education is sponsoring two regional, one-day instructional leadership symposia for division personnel with leadership responsibilities in history and social science instruction. The purpose of these symposia is to make available technical assistance related to Civics and Economics and Virginia and United States Government. Central office personnel, principals, assistant principals, department chairpersons, and lead teachers who work with students in Civics and Economics and Virginia and United States Government are invited to attend.

 

The objectives of the symposia are to:

 

  • provide new content information related to civics education by recognized experts;
  • examine local curriculum alignment to maximize the use of resources such as Department of Education documents and other products; and
  • explain what materials are available to support the History and Social Science Standards of Learning.

The dates and locations for the symposia are as follows:

 

Roanoke

Friday, November 10, 2006

8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Tanglewood

4468 Starkey Road, SW

Roanoke, VA 24018

Telephone: (540) 774-4400

 

Richmond

Monday, November 27, 2006

8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

Virginia Crossings Resort

1000 Virginia Center Parkway

Glen Allen, VA 23059

Telephone: (804) 262-1010

 

Each instructional leadership symposia will accommodate 130 participants. School divisions are invited to send more than one person. The Virginia Department of Education will provide lodging, meals, and materials for participants. Registration will be conduced on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be completed online at www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/ileads.

 

For additional information, please contact Beverly Thurston, history and social science coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, via e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov, or telephone at (804) 225-2893.

 

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