February 10, 2017

TO:  Division Superintendents

FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

SUBJECT: Announcing Professional Development for Technology Education Teachers

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to offer a Microcontroller/Programming Workshop designed for technology education teachers.  This three-day workshop will focus on coding and programming Hummingbird and Arduino Microcontrollers.  For more details refer to Attachment A.  It will be held at WHRO-TV, 5200 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia, on April 10-12, 2017.

Teachers are encouraged to preregister early using the form in Attachment B, as space is limited.  There is no registration fee.  Participants are responsible for all meals, travel-related expenses, and lodging, if needed.  School division’s 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, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, at cte@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-3119.



  1. Microcontroller/Programming Workshop Flyer (PDF)
  2. Microcontroller/Programming Workshop Registration Form (PDF)