COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 226

October 13, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Weekend Institute for Teachers of Civics and Virginia and United States Government

 

The Virginia Department of Education is sponsoring a weekend institute for history and social science teachers. The purpose of this institute is to make available a major professional development opportunity related to Civics and Economics and Virginia and United States Government. All teachers who work with students in Civics and Economics and Virginia and United States Government are invited to attend.

 

The objectives of the weekend retreat 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
  • demonstrate instructional materials that are available to support the History and Social Science Standards of Learning.

 

The date and location for the weekend institute is:

 

Richmond: December 8-10, 2006

Friday afternoon (on-site registration begins at 4 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m.), December 8, 2006, through Sunday lunch, December 10, 2006.

The Virginia Diocesan Center at Roslyn

8727 River Road

Richmond, VA 23220

http://www.roslyncenter.org/

Phone: (804) 288-6045

 

The weekend retreat will accommodate 50 participants. A school division may send more than one person. The Virginia Department of Education will provide lodging, meals, and materials for participants. Teachers must register online to attend the institute. Registration will be conduced on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be completed online at www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/cwc.

 

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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