DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 37
February 9, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2007 Reading First Teacher Reading Academies
Department of Education is pleased to announce the Reading First Teacher
Reading Academies to be held in the summer of 2007. These Teacher Reading Academies continue the
professional development opportunities provided by the state as a part of the
Reading First grant. The academies are
based on materials produced by the
Each academy includes a series of sessions built on scientifically-based components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension, and will be offered in a four-day configuration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Teacher Reading Academies are open to all Virginia administrators; teachers of kindergarten, first-, second- and third-grade; as well as K-3 English as a second language (ESL) teachers, Title I teachers, and K-3 special education teachers during the summer of 2007. However, registration priority will be given to schools in divisions that received Reading First grant funding. School divisions are encouraged to send entire grade-level teams to the academies.
will be conducted through the
regarding the Reading First program should be directed to Patience Scott,
reading first coordinator, via e-mail Patience.Scott@doe.virginia.gov
or telephone (804) 225-3023. Questions
regarding the Teacher Reading Academies should be directed to the Reading First