DATE: April 20, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D., Acting Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Technical Assistance Academy for Coordinators of Title I, Part A; Title I, Part D; Title II, Part A; Title III, Part A; Title IV, Part A, and Title V, Part B, Subpart 2


The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce its annual technical assistance academy for federal program coordinators and other key instructional staff from the programs listed below supporting the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).  

The academy will be held at two regional locations. It has been extended this year in order to showcase promising practices.  Attendance according to the regional location of the school division is strongly encouraged.

The afternoon of Day 1 will begin with a new coordinators’ session from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for Title I, Part A; Title II, Part A; and Title III, Part A.  These sessions have been designed specifically for coordinators with three years or less experience, and attendance will be limited to that group.  The full academy will begin with a general session at 8 a.m. on Day 2, and will continue through noon on Day 3.

The Office of Continuing and Professional Education at Virginia Tech will manage the registration, make hotel reservations on behalf of participants, and provide confirmation.  Participants requiring lodging at either location must register no later than June 20, 2018.  Participants not requiring lodging should register no later than July 2, 2018, for Roanoke and July 16, 2018, for Williamsburg.  Please register at the Academy Website at Virginia Tech: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. .

Questions regarding registration should be directed to Teresa McCoy at teresas@vt.edu: Email link.   or (540) 231-8220.  To cancel a reservation, contact Ms. McCoy no later than 48 hours before the academy begins.  Failure to advise the registrar in advance may result in lodging charges to the attendee.

Questions concerning the academy should be directed to Marsha Granderson, Specialist, at marsha.granderson@doe.virginia.gov: Email link. or (804) 786-1993.

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