COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 119

May 9, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

2008 Teacher-to-Teacher Summer Workshops

 

Building on the success of previous teacher workshops, the United States Department of Education (USED) will again host a series of workshops for K-12 teachers and principals in the summer of 2008. Some of the nation's best teachers and practitioners will share their strategies for raising student achievement and inform teachers of the latest, successful research-based practices.

 

The workshops this year will focus on the content areas of literacy/reading, mathematics, science, and history. Within each workshop, activities will feature the use of technology in the classroom, differentiation of instruction, and the use of data to support student achievement.

 

Workshops will be sponsored by partners with the USED, including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Park Service, the United States Office of Charter Schools, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense Education Agency, and the United States Mint.

 

There is no registration charge for the workshops. Additionally, meals and refreshments will be provided during the scheduled workshop activities. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

 

Details regarding content, dates, locations, and registration for each workshop are available on the USED Teacher-to-Teacher website: https://www.t2tweb.us/Workshops/Schedule.asp. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

For additional information, please contact Carol Sylvester, Title II, Part A, specialist, at (804)371-0908 or carol.sylvester@doe.virginia.gov.

 

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