Superintendent’s Memo No. 273-14

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

October 10, 2014

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT:  Announcing the 2015 Children’s Engineering Convention

The Virginia Department of Education in collaboration with the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council and the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association are co-sponsoring the Children’s Engineering Convention for grades K-5 teachers and administrators. The convention will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, February 19-20, 2015.

The Children’s Engineering Convention special interest sessions will highlight best practices and classroom strategies that support the Virginia Standards of Learning through hands-on design, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. These instructional experiences will assist participants in preparing children to:

You may access the convention overview here and register today.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Lynn Basham, technology education and related clusters specialist, Office of Career and Technical Education Services, at (804) 786-4210 or, or Sarah Downer, Conference Registrar (540) 231-0990,, or Jeneen Preston, Conference Registrar
(540) 231-6002, or Marcia Hickey, Convention Coordinator, at