COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 215

October 5, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) 2007 Conference

 

The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) extends an invitation to all division superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and instructional leaders to attend the 2007 Annual VASCD Conference entitled School Learning Communities: Preparing for a Global Work Ethic that will be held November 28November 30, 2007, at the Williamsburg Marriott, Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

The pre-conference on November 28, 2007, will provide a workshop conducted by John Antonetti. Mr. Antonetti will address the eight qualities teachers can embed in student work to bring about higher levels of engagement.

Attendees will be provided opportunities on November 29, 2007, to hear comments from Alan November addressing Cultivating a World-Class Work Ethic and Anthony Mohammed There Is No Magic Dust: Building a Professional Learning Community from the Ground Up. On November 30, 2007, attendees will hear Mike Schmokers presentation on The Opportunity: From Brutal Facts to the Best Schools Weve Ever Had and Charlotte Danielson on, Defining and Supporting Good Teaching. This conference will provide a variety of breakout sessions presented by practicing educators from across the Commonwealth.

 

 

 

The Williamsburg Marriott has reserved rooms for conference attendees at a discounted rate. To reserve a room, please contact the Williamsburg Marriott at (800) 442-3654/(757) 220-2500.

 

Online registration and downloadable registration forms are available on the VASCD Web site at

http://virginia.ascd.org/. If you have questions about the Annual VASCD Conference or need additional information, please call VASCD at (540) 832-7666 or e-mail vascd1@verizon.net.

 

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