Superintendent's Memo #066-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

March 26, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTfT) Curriculum Training Sessions for 2010

In recent years, the Virginia Department of Education has offered a series of training initiatives to encourage junior and senior high school students to consider teaching as a professional career. The training initiatives have been modeled after the South Carolina Teacher Cadet Program.

Seminars for statewide training to implement the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Program (VTfT) will be conducted throughout 2010. The two-day seminars will provide training for teachers newly assigned to offer this course in their school. Update training for the 10th edition Teacher Cadet curriculum will be offered for VTfT instructors who have previously completed a two-day curriculum training.

Monday, July 26, 2010
Update Curriculum Training
Virginia Beach, VA Application Deadline:
June 25, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Update Curriculum Training
Roanoke, VA Application Deadline:
June 25, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Update Curriculum Training
Richmond, VA Application Deadline:
June 25, 2010
August 17 – 18, 2010
Curriculum Training for new teachers
Staunton, VA Application Deadline:
July 16, 2010
August 19, 2010
Update Curriculum Training
Staunton, VA Application Deadline:
July 16, 2010
September 14 – 15, 2010
Curriculum Training for new teachers
Roanoke, VA Application Deadline:
August 12, 2010
September 16, 2010
Update Curriculum Training
Roanoke, VA Application Deadline:
August 12, 2010

School divisions interested in establishing or continuing Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Programs are invited to participate in the seminar that is closest to the school division. The seminars will be sponsored by the Office of Career and Technical Education Services. School divisions will be responsible for the participant’s travel expenses and the training fee. Training is required prior to receiving the curriculum.

Individuals teaching the curriculum must hold a valid collegiate professional or postgraduate professional license; have a minimum of three years of full-time secondary or postsecondary teaching experience; and be assigned to a secondary teaching area. A master’s degree is preferred, but not required.

The Office of Career and Technical Education Services is accepting registration forms for the seminars. Registration for 25 participants per session is on a first-come, first-served basis, and all registration forms must be received no later than the application deadline associated with each training session. Please complete and return the attached registration form as indicated.

For more information about the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Program training, please contact Helen G. Fuqua, state specialist for the program at the Virginia Department of Education, via e-mail at Helen.Fuqua@doe.virginia.gov or telephone at (804) 225-2826.

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Attachment:

  1. Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Registration Form (Word)