COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 236

November 3, 2006

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Mathematics K-5 Professional Development

 

The Virginia Department of Education will be hosting two professional development opportunities, Elementary Mathematics Modules Training and Elementary Mathematics Enhanced Scope and Sequence Training. Teachers who work with students in mathematics, kindergarten through grade five are invited to attend. Both professional development opportunities will be held at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia.

 

The Virginia Department of Education will cover the cost of one nights lodging for those traveling over 75 miles to the site of the training. 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 miles must be made by November 15, 2006, for the Modules presentations and November 16, 2006, for the Enhanced Scope and Sequence presentations, by calling the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center at

(540) 985-5900.

 

The dates and trainings are as follows:

 

Elementary Mathematics Modules on Tuesday, December 12, 2006:

         Patterns, Functions, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers (Designed for K-5)

         Geometry for Elementary School Teachers (Designed for K-5)

         Probability and Statistics(Designed for K-5)

         Thinking Rationally about Fractions, Decimals and Percent Instructional Activities (Designed for Grades 4-5 only)  

 

Elementary Mathematics Standards of Learning Enhanced Scope & Sequence on Wednesday, December 13, 2006:

         Enhanced Scope and Sequence for Kindergarten

         Enhanced Scope and Sequence for Grade One

         Enhanced Scope and Sequence for Grade Two

         Enhanced Scope and Sequence for Grade Three

         Enhanced Scope and Sequence for Grade Four

         Enhanced Scope and Sequence for Grade Five

Presentations will be held from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with lunch provided. Fifty spaces will be available at each session.

 

Registration for the Elementary Mathematics Modules training on December 12, 2006, will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be completed online at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/mathmodules/.

 

Registration for the Mathematics Enhanced Scope and Sequence on December 13, 2006, will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be completed online at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/msess/.

 

 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Deborah Wickham, specialist for mathematics, via e-mail at Deborah.Wickham@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 786-7986.

 

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