DATE: August 18, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Strategies to Support English Learner (EL) Newcomer Students and Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)


As part of the Virginia Department of Education’s ongoing effort to ensure compliance under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, a one day training titled Strategies to Support English Learner (EL) Newcomer Students and Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), will be hosted by Fairfax County Public Schools training staff at the following site on the date specified below:

Training Location and Lodging Information

Date and Time

Ashlawn-Highland: Event Barn
2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, Virginia  22902
434-293-8000

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.*

*Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

This one day training is intended for kindergarten through grade 12 educators of EL Newcomer students and SLIFE.  Participants will explore evidence-based instructional and intervention approaches to assist ELs in mastering academic content.

Registration and Lodging:  The Office of Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech will manage online registration and lodging. A limited block of hotel rooms for participants outside of a fifty mile radius of the training location will be provided.  Lodging reservations will be made during the online registration process.  Please register and reserve your lodging room, if needed, online at http://register.cpe.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=275038&selectedProgramAreaId=24508&selectedProgramStreamId=24521This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website.
The deadline for registration and lodging is October 11, 2017.

Authorized Expenses:  Evening meals, parking, and travel costs are the responsibility of attendees; however, these expenses are authorized activities and may be charged to local Title I, Part A; Title I, Part C; Title II, Part A; or Title III, Part A budgets.  Materials, breakfast, and lunch will be provided.  

Cancellation: If participants need to cancel their hotel reservations, please contact Christy Wallace, the Virginia Tech registrar, no later than November 1, 2017, at wallacec@vt.edu or (540) 231-6735. Failure to advise the registrar in advance of cancellation may result in lodging charges to the attendee.

For questions, please contact Judy Radford, ESL Professional Development Coordinator, at Judy.Radford@doe.virginia.gov or (804) 786-1692.

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