DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 077
April 6, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
As part of the Virginia Department of Educations ongoing
effort to meet the state professional development requirements for Title III,
Part A, Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant
Students, under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, a summer
professional development academy for all teachers of LEP students in
kindergarten through grade twelve will be offered in collaboration with George
Mason University. The graduate-level
course entitled, Education 600: Reading and Writing Strategies for LEP Students
will be held in
4 p.m. on July 9 through July 13, 2007. The focus of the
course will be effective reading and writing teaching strategies for use with
LEP students. Participants will receive
three hours of graduate-level credit through
The Virginia Department of Education will pay the tuition costs for all participants, as well as lodging and meal costs for participants requiring an overnight stay. The costs of travel will be the responsibility of the participants. A block of hotel rooms will be reserved at the state rate for all participants, subject to availability.
Course enrollment is limited to 75 participants. To enroll for the course, please fax or
e-mail the attached registration form to Afsaneh Ziaee, office manager,
If you have questions about the course, please contact Stacy Freeman, ESL specialist at the Virginia Department of Education, at (804) 371-0778 or at Stacy.Freeman@doe.virginia.gov.