Superintendent’s Memo #250-12
COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
September 7, 2012
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: TeacherDirect: A Web Site Just For Virginia Teachers
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce the availability of TeacherDirect, a new Web site that provides information directly to teachers. TeacherDirect has three components:
- SOL NEWS contains weekly updated items of interest to teachers, such as new instructional resources, upcoming professional development activities, grant and scholarship opportunities, and student contests;
- SOL EVENTS contains a searchable professional development calendar of conferences, webinars, and institutes that support the Standards of Learning (SOL); and
- SOL LIBRARY contains catalogs of all DOE resources available to teachers of English, mathematics, science, and history and social science; and videos and narrated PowerPoint presentations on how the Standards of Learning are created and assessed, as well as DOE resources available to support them.
TeacherDirect is available on the DOE’s Web site at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/teacher_direct/index.shtml
The attached flyer is available for distribution to your teachers. For more information, please contact Mrs. Betsy Barton, elementary history and social science specialist, at 804-225-3454 or Betsy.Barton@doe.virginia.gov.
- TeacherDirect Flyer (PDF)