COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
SUPTS. MEMO NO.174
August 24, 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(NCLB), a fall professional
development academy for all teachers of LEP students in kindergarten through
grade 12 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
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 George Mason University upon successful completion of the course.
The Virginia Department of Education will pay the tuition costs for all participants. The costs of travel, meals, and lodging, if needed, will be the responsibility of the participants.
Course participation at each site is limited to the first 25 participants. To enroll in the course, please go to http://gse.gmu.edu/fasttrain/vadoe/.
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.