DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 50
March 2, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Two Chesapeake Bay Summer Academies
The Virginia Resource-Use Education Council (VRUEC), in cooperation with several state, federal, and private agencies, will again conduct two Chesapeake Bay Academies this summer.
VRUEC has been awarded a federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) grant to
support the participation of 30 science teachers in each academy. The week is a summer learning experience for
middle and high school science teachers and is designed to closely support the
implementation of the Science Standards
of Learning and provide detailed training, field experiences, print
materials, and hands-on resources supporting the science standards content and
skills. Special emphasis is being given
to provide instructional resources that will support the science standards
related to watersheds and the
The full cost of $1,000 per participant for each academy is being offered for teachers who serve in leadership roles in their schools and who are willing to share information, teaching materials, and educational resources with other teachers.
have been allocated for each of
School divisions are encouraged to provide participants with stipends and travel reimbursements; however, this is not a requirement for the program. Participants will be eligible to receive up to 40 points for licensure renewal. Optional three hours of Life Sciences graduate credit can also be earned through Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for the 2007 fall semester with the $300 fee paid by the participant.
application form is attached to this memorandum. For a copy of the preliminary agenda, go to
the Virginia Naturally website at http://www.vanaturally.org/bayacademy.html. If you need additional information about the