COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 002

January 11, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow/Teacher Cadet Curriculum Training Sessions for 2008

 

 

In recent years the Virginia Department of Education has offered a series of training initiatives to encourage junior and senior high school students to consider teaching as a professional career. The training initiatives have been modeled after the South Carolina Teacher Cadet Program.

 

Seminars for statewide training to implement the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Program will be conducted throughout 2008 in four regions of Virginia. The two-day seminar will provide training for teachers assigned to offer this course in their school.

 

April 2-3, 2008

Hayfield Secondary School

Alexandria, VA

Application Deadline:

February 20, 2008

June 24-25, 2008

Wytheville Community College

Wytheville, VA

Application Deadline:

May 13, 2008

August 12-13, 2008

New Horizons Regional Education Center

Hampton, VA

Application Deadline:

July 1, 2008

October 15-16, 2008

CTE Resource Center

Richmond, VA

Application Deadline:

September 3, 2008

 

School divisions interested in establishing or continuing Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow/Teacher Cadet Programs are invited to participate in the seminar that is closest to their school division. The seminars will be sponsored by the Office of Career and Technical Education. Allowable expenses will be reimbursed to participants in accordance with state travel guidelines. The new curriculum will be purchased by the school divisions, and training is required prior to receiving the curriculum.

 

Individuals teaching the curriculum must hold a valid collegiate professional or postgraduate professional license; have a minimum of three years of full-time secondary or post-secondary teaching experience; and be assigned to a secondary teaching area. A master's degree is preferred but not required.

 

The Office of Career and Technical Education is accepting registration forms for the seminars. Registration for 25 participants per session is on a first-come, first-served basis, and all registration forms must be received no later than the application deadline associated with each training session. Please complete and return the attached registration form as indicated.

 

For more information about the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow/Teacher Cadet Program training, please contact Scott W. Kemp, state coordinator for the program at the Virginia Department of Education, via e-mail at scott.kemp@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 225-3370.

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Attachment

 

a. Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Registration Form (.doc)