Superintendent’s Memo #299-11

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 28, 2011

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Patricia I. Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) 2011 Conference

The Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (VASCD) extends an invitation to all division superintendents, principals, assistant principals, teachers, and instructional leaders to attend the 2011 Annual VASCD conference entitled Moving Forward: The Evolving Teacher, Learner, and Leader. The conference will be held November 30 - December 2, 2011, at the Williamsburg Marriott, Williamsburg, Virginia.

On November 30, 2011, Jim Knight, author of Unmistakable Impact: A Partnership Approach to Dramatically Improving Instruction, will facilitate a full-day preconference, focused on “Creating An Impact School: Professional Learning That Makes A Difference.”

On December 1 and 2, attendees will hear keynote presentations from David Houle, “Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education”; Chris Lehmann, “Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need”; Yong Zhao, “Students as Global Entrepreneurs: A New Education Paradigm for the Age of Globalization”; and Michael Fullan, author of Change Leader: Learning to Do What Matters Most, “Choosing the Right Drivers For Whole System Reform.” In addition, the conference offers over forty breakout sessions facilitated by keynote presenters and practitioners from across the Commonwealth.

Online conference registration and downloadable registration forms are available on the VASCD Web site at: Hotel reservations should be made directly with the Williamsburg Marriott at (757) 220-2500 or the Courtyard Marriott at (757) 221-0700. If you have questions about the conference or need additional information, please call VASCD at (434) 466-7466 or by e-mail at