DATE: September 15, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Announcing the 2018 Children’s Engineering Convention


The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council and the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association, is co-sponsoring the Children’s Engineering Convention for grades K-5 teachers and administrators.  The convention will be held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference CenterThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website, 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia, February 8-9, 2018.

The Children’s Engineering Convention special interest sessions will highlight best practices and classroom strategies that support instruction in grades K-5 through hands-on design, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.  These instructional experiences will assist participants in preparing children to:

You may access the convention overview hereThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website and registerThis link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website today.

If you have any questions regarding the convention, please contact the Convention Registrar, Teresa McCoy, at teresas@vt.edu or by telephone at (540) 231-8220. 

If you have any questions regarding children’s engineering, please contact Dr. Lynn Basham, Technology Education Specialist, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at cte@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2052.

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