COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 225

September 12, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

National Learn and Serve Challenge

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the National Learn and Serve Challenge during the week of October 6-12, 2008, designed to raise awareness and build support for service-learning. Service-learning is a teaching method that engages students in community problem solving as an integral part of their academic studies. Students make meaningful connections between their classroom studies and real-life applications and become more effective citizens through civic engagement.

 

During the week of October 6-12, 2008, students can showcase service-learning by

 

 

Additional activities and instructions for participation are on the Challenge website at www.learnandservechallenge.org. For additional information contact Marilyn Weyer-Elder, mathematics and science grant specialist, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at marilyn.elder@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-2430.

 

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