|FROM:||Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||Geography Connects – An Interactive On-line Geography Course Beginning June 25, 2001|
Geography Connects, an interactive on-line course for Virginia teachers to support the Standards of Learning for teaching World History to 1500 AD, will be offered this summer. The class is free for Virginia teachers, who may earn 30 recommended recertification points, or it may be taken for one graduate credit through Old Dominion University.
The class will be offered on the Internet at http://geoconnects.pwnet.org and is supported with a CD-ROM. Registration may be completed on-line at that website. Teachers must register by June 18 and the class starts June 25. The course ends on August 3.
The goals of the course are as follows:
Don Zeigler, a professor of geography at Old Dominion University since 1980, will teach the course. He regularly works with Virginia teachers to improve their ability to teach the Standards of Learning.
For more information, please contact, Beverly Thurston (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org), specialist, history and social science, office of middle instructional services, at (804) 225-2893.