DATE: August 10, 2018
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:

Announcing the 2019 Children’s Engineering Convention


The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council, is sponsoring the Children’s Engineering Convention for grades K-5 teachers and administrators.  The convention will be held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. , 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia, February 7-8, 2019.

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 students to:

You may access the convention overview here: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. and register here: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. .

If you have any questions regarding the convention, please contact the Convention Registrar, Andrew Alston, at Andrew.alston@vt.edu: Email link. or by telephone at (540) 231-600. 

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: Email link. or by telephone at (804) 225-2052.

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