COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 234

September 19, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Children's Engineering Convention

 

The Virginia Technology Education Association, the Virginia Children's Engineering Council, and the Technology Education Service are co-sponsoring the Children's Engineering Convention for teachers and administrators who provide leadership at grades K-5. The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Koger Conference Center, Richmond, Virginia, February 12-14, 2009. The keynote speakers will be Dr. Russell D. Jamison, Dean of School of Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Dr. Harvey Dean, President and CEO of Pitsco.

 

The Children's Engineering Convention special interest sessions will highlight best practices and classroom strategies that support achievement of the Virginia Standards of Learning through hands-on designing and building; critical thinking skills and problem solving.

 

These instructional experiences will assist participants in preparing children to:

 

Conference overview and registration forms are located at www.vtea.org/ESTE/convention. For more information, contact Dr. Lynn Basham, technology education specialist, at (804)786-4210 or Lynn.Basham@doe.virginia.gov. You may also contact Mary Hurst, Convention Program Chair, at mcwhurst@cox.net.

 

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