COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
July 26, 2013
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Weekly TeacherDirect e-mail alerts inform educators of the latest Standards of Learning (SOL) instructional and assessment resources and of SOL-related professional development opportunities. This information is critical as the Commonwealth’s schools implement the Board of Education’s college- and career-ready standards in English, mathematics, science and history.
TeacherDirect updates typically include 10-12 headlines linking educators to new SOL-related content on the Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE) Web site and to information about high-interest opportunities and events. VDOE launched the broadcast e-mail service in January 2013. By the close of the 2012-2013 school year, more than 17,000 subscriptions were received.
The following communications resources are available to school divisions for use in promoting TeacherDirect during back-to-school convocations and other opportunities before and during the upcoming school year:
TeacherDirect promotional fliers and the promotional video files are available on the VDOE’s Web site. I encourage you to include these resources in planning convocations and other in-service events for new and returning faculty.
For more information, please contact Dr. Christine Harris, director, Office of Humanities and Early Childhood, at 804-786-3925 or by e-mail at Christine.Harris@doe.virginia.gov.