COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 291

December 5, 2008

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Teacher and Administrator Training for the Virginia Online Reading and Algebra I Tutorials

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce online video training for the Virginia Online Reading and Algebra I Tutorials. There are significant changes in the tutorial registration process this year. The videos are designed to train teachers who are new or previous users of either tutorial or anyone who will have administrative responsibilities for either tutorial. The training videos are available on the Virginia Department of Education website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/2plus4in2004/tutorial.shtml and may be used by individuals or groups for training.

 

The Virginia Online Reading Tutorial and the Virginia Online Algebra I Tutorial are offered at no cost to school divisions. Since their inception in the 2003-2004 school year, both tutorials have been used effectively by more than 45,000 students to assist them in earning verified credits in English: Reading and Algebra I.

 

For additional information, please contact Tracy Fair Robertson, English coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-7585; or Deborah Kiger Bliss, mathematics coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Deborah.Bliss@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-6418.

 

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