COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 281

November 14, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) 2008 Conference

 

The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) extends an invitation to all division superintendents, principals, assistant principals, and instructional leaders to attend the 2008 Annual VASCD Conference entitled Educating and Engaging the Whole Child for 21st Century Learning that will be held December 3December 5, 2008, at the Williamsburg Marriott, Williamsburg, Virginia.

 

The preconference on December 3 will provide a workshop conducted by Alan November and the November Learning Team. Mr. November will provide an overview of how critical thinking on the Web and collaborative Web-based tools can help educators design more rigorous and motivating assignments across the curriculum.

Attendees will be provided opportunities on December 4 to hear comments from Tony Wagner addressing The Global Achievement Gap: How Educators Can Prepare Students for College, Careers and Citizenship and Annette Breaux on How to Impact Student Achievement and Make a Difference. On December 5, attendees will hear Marcia Tate's presentation on Worksheets Dont Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain and Daniel Pink on Intrinsic Motivation: The New Logic of Rewards. This conference will provide a variety of breakout sessions presented by practicing educators from across the Commonwealth.

 

The Williamsburg Marriott has reserved rooms for conference attendees at a discounted rate. To reserve a room, please contact the Williamsburg Marriott at (800) 442-3654 or (757) 220-2500.

 

Online registration and downloadable registration forms are available on the VASCD Web site at

http://virginia.ascd.org/. If you have questions about the Annual VASCD Conference or need additional information, please call VASCD at (540) 832-7666 or e-mail vascd1@verizon.net.

 

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