COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 251

December 7, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Content Literacy Continuum Demonstration Days

 

The Virginia Department of Education, through the Special Education State Improvement Grant, established demonstration schools in the Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) developed by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning using the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM). The Strategic Instruction Model is a research-validated adolescent literacy model developed for students with learning disabilities and shown effective at promoting effective instruction and learning for all students. Central Academy Middle School and James River High School in Botetourt County and Liberty Middle School and Patrick Henry High School in Hanover County are conducting demonstrations on the following dates in the 2007-2008 school year to provide teachers and administrators the opportunity to learn more about the Content Literacy Continuum.

 

Those interested in attending a demonstration event are directed to complete the demonstration application posted at http://www.logicdepot.com/surveys/run/start.cfm?skey=DQPYJ-FGFJ3. The application lists the dates the schools are holding the demonstrations and provides additional information about the Content Literacy Continuum.

 

If you have any questions or need assistance with the submission of the application, please contact Mr. Tom Manthey at 804-225-4024 or tom.manthey@doe.virginia.gov, or Faye Gosney at 804- 786-2485 or Faye.Gosney@doe.virginia.gov.

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