COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 97

May 4, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2007 Teacher-to-Teacher Summer Workshops

 

Building on the success of previous teacher workshops,the United States Department of Education (USED) will again host a series of workshops for K-12 teachers and principals in the summer of 2007. Some of the nations best teachers and practitioners will share their strategies for raising student achievement and inform teachers of the latest, successful research-based practices.

 

The workshops will focus on the content areas of literacy/reading, mathematics, science, history, foreign language, and the arts. Within each workshop, activities will feature the use of technology in the classroom, strategies for working with English language learners, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, using data effectively, and teaching strategies that can enable all levels of students to improve academically.

 

Several of the workshops will be held on-site at national parks. These sessions will be conducted by USED staff and National Park Service personnel with an expertise in the parks significance.

 

Several science and mathematics workshops will be sponsored by partners with the USED, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Symantec, Spansion and AMD, Motorola, General Motors, Siemens, Microsoft, and EMC. Additional partners include Target, San Diego State University, and the United States Office of Charter Schools.

 

There is no registration charge for the workshops. Additionally, meals and refreshments will be provided during the scheduled workshop activities. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

 

Details regarding content, dates, and locations for each workshop are available on the USED Teacher-to-Teacher website: http://www.t2tweb.us/Workshops/Schedule.asp. Registrations are currently being accepted at http://www.t2tweb.us/Workshops/Registration.asp on a first- come, first-served basis.

 

It is anticipated that additional workshops may be added throughout the month of May, so interested parties are encouraged to check the website frequently for updates.

 

For additional information, please contact Carol Sylvester, Title II, Part A, specialist, at (804)371-0908 or carol.sylvester@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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