October 21, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcing Professional Development on Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career, and Debt

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce professional development opportunities to assist middle and high school teachers and counselors help students prepare for and make informed decisions around education, career, and debt.  They are provided, at no charge, by the Virginia Council on Economic Education (VCEE) and affiliated university-based centers for economic education with financial support from the Fund for Teaching ExcellenceThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website and State Farm.  The schedule includes:

Dates Times Location

November 15, 2016

4-7 p.m.

Virginia Commonwealth UniversityThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

November 17, 2016

4:30-7:30 p.m.

University of Mary Washington – Stafford CampusThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

December 7, 2016

4-8 p.m.

George Mason University (Alexandria)This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

December 16, 2016

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Old Dominion University – VA Beach CampusThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

January 3, 2017

1-4 p.m.

University of Virginia's College at WiseThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

February 8, 2017

3:34-5:45 p.m.

James Madison UniversityThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

February 14, 2017

8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Virginia TechThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website

March 16, 2017

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Lynchburg CollegeThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website


A full schedule is on VCEE's website under Teacher WorkshopsThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website, search under the topic: Life After High School. 

The workshops and a list of resources (Attachment A) will assist teachers to help their students make informed decisions around:

For more information or to discuss the possibility of scheduling a workshop for your teachers, contact Sarah Hopkins Finley, Director of Programs, VCEE at shfinley@vcu.edu or by telephone at (804) 827-1211.

SRS/LBH/aab

Attachments:

  1. Life After High School: Navigating Education, Career, and Debt Classroom Resource for Middle and High School Students (PDF)