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

K-12 Mathematics Standards of Learning Institutes


The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce K-12 Mathematics Institutes to be held in October 2018 at five sites across the Commonwealth. These Institutes will utilize a train-the-trainer model to:

Professional development materials based on the 2016 Mathematics SOL Institutes will be posted online for use by grade-level or subject-area teacher learning communities.

The five one-day Institutes will be offered for teachers, division-level leaders, mathematics supervisors, instructional supervisors, professional development personnel, division lead mathematics teachers, and other administrators with responsibility for mathematics. Each division is encouraged to include at least one member with a focus on the needs of exceptional learners in mathematics.

Registration

Virginia Tech’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education will manage registration. Each division superintendent or designee will select a division-level contact. The division-level contact will identify and register up to eight team members at the site geographically closest among the five offered locations.  Space is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  No more than two members may be registered for each of the following grade bands:

Registration for each of the five sites will be closed two weeks prior to the Institute or when registration is filled.  The division contact will complete registration: This link takes you out of the Virginia Department of Education website. online.  Confirmation of the teams' registration will be emailed to the division-level contact who will share the confirmation information with registrants Participating teams may select only one site among the five locations:

Lunch is provided for participants.  School divisions are encouraged to cover travel expenses and lodging, if needed, for division participants for the training Institutes, as these costs are not assumed by VDOE.

Registration will be handled through Virginia Tech’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Nancy Rakes, Registrar, Virginia Tech’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education, via email at nancyr@vt.edu: Email link. or by telephone at (540) 231-2922. Questions regarding the Mathematics SOL Institutes should be directed to Tina Mazzacane, Mathematics Coordinator, Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, via email at Tina.Mazzacane@doe.virginia.gov: Email link. or by telephone at (804) 225-4849.

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