DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO.294
December 5, 2008
Patricia I. Wright
Superintendent of Public Instruction
As part of
the Virginia Department of Education's ongoing effort to meet the state
professional development requirements for Title III, Part A, Language
Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students, under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB),
professional development academy for all teachers of English Language Learners
(ELLs) in kindergarten through grade 12 will be
offered in collaboration with the University of Mary Washington. The graduate-level course entitled, TESL 532: Differentiated Instruction for
English Language Learners Across the Curriculum,
will be held in two locations:
focus of the course is to provide an introduction to effective strategies for
differentiating instruction for ELLs in the
mainstream classroom. Participants will receive three hours of graduate-level
credit through the
The Virginia Department of Education will pay the tuition and book costs for all participants. The costs of travel, meals, and lodging, if needed, will be the responsibility of the participants.
Course participation at each site is limited to the first 30 teachers. To enroll in the course, please go to:
http://www.umw.edu/cgps/med/education_news_events/differentiated_instruction1.php and follow the directions in the Welcome message. If you have questions regarding registration, please contact Patricia Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 286-8093.
If you have questions about the course, please contact Stacy Freeman, ESL specialist at the Virginia Department of Education, at (804) 371-0778 or at Stacy.Freeman@doe.virginia.gov.