Superintendent's Memo #210-10

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

September 3, 2010

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: K-12 Mathematics Institutes

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in October and November 2010 at three sites in the Commonwealth. These K-12 Mathematics Institutes are targeted professional development opportunities offered by the state in a train-the-trainer model that provide:

Participants may include division-level leaders, mathematics supervisors, instructional supervisors, professional development personnel, and building administrators. Registration is limited to four participants from each school division with each participant to attend one training session that is designated by each of the following grade bands:

Registration

The Tidewater Team for Mathematics Excellence at the School of Education, College of William and Mary, will manage registration. The registration process can be completed online at http://tidewaterteam.wm.edu/vadoe_math.php. Participants may select one training session offered from 8:45 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the following locations:

October 21
James Madison University
Taylor Hall
285 Warren Service Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
http://www.jmu.edu/map/buildings/TAYL.shtml
Online registration will end October 8, 2010

November 3
College of William and Mary
The Sadler Center
Stadium Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23186
http://www.wm.edu/offices/sadlerandcampuscenters/about/directions/index.php
Online registration will end October 22, 2010

November 10
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24212
http://www.swcenter.edu/
Online registration will end October 29, 2010

Lunch will be provided for participants.  School divisions are encouraged to cover lodging and travel expenses for division participants for the training Institutes, as the cost is not assumed by the VDOE.
Questions regarding registration should be directed to Laura Bitto, mathematics specialist, The Tidewater Team for Mathematics Excellence at the School of Education, College of William and Mary, via e-mail at lebitt@wm.edu or by telephone at (757) 221-6607. Questions regarding the K-12 Mathematics SOL Training Institutes should be directed to Michael Bolling, mathematics coordinator, via e-mail at Michael.Bolling@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-6418 or Deborah Wickham, mathematics specialist K-5, via e-mail at Deborah.Wickham@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 786-7986.

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