|DATE:||August 10, 2018|
|FROM:||James F. Lane, Superintendent of Public Instruction|
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:
- explore how people create, use, and manage technology;
- apply knowledge in mathematics, science, English, history and social sciences, and the Profile of a Virginia Graduate in solving problems associated with technology; and
- use tools and materials to develop technological literacy and self-confidence.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org: 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 email@example.com: Email link. or by telephone at (804) 225-2052.