DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 37
February 15, 2008
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2008 Reading First Teacher Reading Academies
Department of Education is pleased to announce the Reading First Teacher
Reading Academies to be held in the summer of 2008. These Teacher Reading Academies continue the
professional development opportunities provided by the state as a part of the
Reading First grant. The academies are
based on materials produced by the
Each academy includes a series of sessions built on scientifically-based components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension and will be offered in a four-day configuration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. An online Teachers of English Language Learners (ELL) Academy will also be held in the summer of 2008.
Teacher Reading Academies are open to all Virginia administrators; teachers of kindergarten, first-, second- and third-grade; as well as K-3 English as a second language (ESL) teachers, Title I teachers, and K-12 special education teachers during the summer of 2008. However, registration priority will be given to schools in divisions that received Reading First grant funding. School divisions are encouraged to send entire grade-level teams to the academies.
will be conducted through the
regarding the Teacher Reading Academies should be directed to the Reading First
a. Reading Academies Information (PDF)