Superintendent’s Memo #088-16

State seal, Commonwealth of Virginia

Department of Education

April 15, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcing Professional Development for Principles of Technology Teachers

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to offer a Principles of Technology workshop designed for technology education and physics teachers.  The 40-hour workshop will focus on new instructional methods for delivering physics content.  It will be held at Granby High School, Norfolk, Virginia, from July 11-14, 2016.

Preregistration is required.  Workshop slots are limited and will be assigned on a first received basis.  Refer to Attachment A for the registration form.  There is no registration fee.  Participants are responsible for all meals, travel-related expenses, and lodging, if needed.  School divisions’ federal Perkins funds are allowable for this expenditure.  

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Lynn Basham, specialist for technology education and related clusters, at or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.



  1. Principles of Technology Methods Workshop Registration Form (PDF)