Superintendent’s Memo #255-12

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

September 14, 2012

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) Fall Workshops

I am pleased to announce the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) fall workshops that will provide professional development for superintendents and their staff from across the state.   The Association is offering four workshops this fall to assist school divisions with teacher evaluation and the revised Mathematics Standards of Learning assessments.  The teacher evaluation workshops will be presented by James Stronge and the Mathematics Standards of Learning workshops will be presented by Dan Mulligan.

You will find under VASS Events on the VASS Web site http://www.vassonline.org/  information about workshop content and registration.  The schedule with dates and locations of the workshops for the fall VASS workshops is listed below:

September 26
“Getting Tough with the Increased RIGOR of the Revised Mathematics SOL in Grades K-5”
Presenter: Dr. Dan Mulligan – leads his private consulting, instructional resource and assessment firm, Flexible Creativity, Inc.
Location: Hampton Roads Embassy Suites & Convention Center

October 11
“Getting Tough with the Increased RIGOR of the Revised Mathematics SOL in Grades 6-12”
Presenter: Dr. Dan Mulligan – leads his private consulting, instructional resource and assessment firm, Flexible Creativity, Inc. 
Location:  Charlottesville Doubletree Hotel

October 23
“Teacher Evaluation: Making Summative Decisions”
Presenter:  Dr. James H. Stronge – Heritage Professor of Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership, The College of William and Mary
Location:  Hotel Roanoke

October 24
“Teacher Evaluation: Making Summative Decision
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Presenter: Dr. James H. Stronge – Heritage Professor of Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership, The College of William and Mary
Location: Hampton Roads Embassy Suites & Convention Center

For any additional information, please contact the VASS Office at www.vassonline.org or at 434-924-0538.

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