Superintendent's Memo #045-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

February 11, 2011

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTfT) Curriculum Training Sessions for 2011

In recent years, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) 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 during the summer of 2011. The two-day seminar 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 two-day curriculum training.

Monday, August 1, 2011
Update Curriculum Training

Roanoke, VA

Application Deadline:
June 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Update Curriculum Training

Virginia Beach, VA

Application Deadline:
June 24, 2011

August 9 - 10, 2011
Curriculum Training for new teachers

Richmond, VA

Application Deadline:
June 30, 2011

School divisions interested in establishing or continuing VTfT 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 VTfT program training, please contact Helen G. Fuqua, state specialist for Family and Consumer Science, by e-mail at Helen.Fuqua@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2826.

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Attachment:

  1. Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Registration Form (Word)