COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 113

May 2, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Mathematics K-5 Professional Development: July 23 or July 24, 2008

 

The Virginia Department of Education will be hosting two one-day professional development opportunities, Elementary Mathematics Number and Number Sense Module Training to be conducted on July 23 and July 24, 2008, at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Virginia. Teachers who work with students in mathematics, kindergarten through grade five are invited to attend on either July 23 or 24. The goal of this one-day training will be to assist teachers in developing students' understanding of numbers at a conceptual level which lays the foundation for computation and estimation skills.

 

The training will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided. There will be six break out sessions for teachers of grades K-5 with fifty spaces available each day.

Registration Registration for the Elementary Mathematics Number and Number Sense Module training on July 23 or 24, 2008, will be conducted on a first-come, first-serve basis and can be completed online at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/mathmodules/ beginning May 5, 2008. The deadline for registration is June 6, 2008.

Lodging - Lodging costs for participants traveling more than 75 miles to the site of the training will be funded by the Department of Education at current state rates. The Department encourages school division teams to share rooms at the facility on a double occupancy basis where appropriate. Room reservations must be made by June 26, 2008, by calling The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center at (540) 985-5900. It is the responsibility of the participants to make any cancellations of lodging if needed.

Parking Parking costs must be paid by the training participants or their school division.

 

Directions Hotel directions may be found at http://hotelroanoke.com/contact/driving.directions.php.

 

For additional information, please contact Dr. Deborah Wickham, elementary mathematics specialist, via e-mail at Deborah.Wickham@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 786-7986.

 

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