Superintendent's Memo #125-09

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

May 8, 2009

TO: Division Superintendents

FROM: Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: 2009 Career and Technical Education New Teacher Institute

The New Teacher Institute is designed for career and technical education teachers needing to satisfy the Methods of Teaching or Curriculum and Instruction requirement for teacher licensure, or the Virginia Board of Nursing “Train the Trainer” regulation for nursing faculty employed to teach the nurse aide program.  The institute is scheduled for Monday, July 20, 2009, through Friday, July 24, 2009, at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The purpose of the New Teacher Institute is to provide assistance and staff development for teachers who come from business/industry and health-care facilities to teach career and technical education in public schools.  This training will help the new teacher transition from the workplace to the classroom.

The New Teacher Institute addresses methods of teaching, testing, evaluation, curriculum design, and issues relating to success in the classroom.  The Institute will be conducted by Dr. Roger Mackey, professor at the University of Virginia.  The University of Virginia, upon completion of the course, will award three semester hours of undergraduate or graduate credit.  Teachers will register on-site through a registrar from the University of Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Education will cover the cost of the tuition for the New Teacher Institute, a hotel room at double occupancy rate in accordance with state guidelines, and provide lunch and refreshment breaks.  If a single room is requested, the participant must pay the difference in cost for a single room before leaving the hotel.  Attachment A contains the registration form, directions, and the goals and objectives of the institute.

If you have additional questions, please contact JoAnn Wakelyn, specialist, health and medical sciences, via telephone at (804) 225-2842 or by e-mail at

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a.  New Teacher Institute Registration Packet (Word)