DATE: July 28, 2017
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Announcement of a Professional Learning and Development Webpage Resource

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce a comprehensive and dynamic web resource of professional learning and development opportunities for educators.

As the Profile of a Virginia Graduate guides our work in engaging students in deeper learning and strengthening the quality of education for all students, the Department is committed to focusing resources and support for innovative practices in our school divisions. The Professional Learning and Development webpage provides a database of professional learning opportunities offered through the Virginia Department of Education, as well as outside non-profit organizations; offers timely information and resources related to the performance based assessment work; and establishes a venue for school divisions to share their work and experiences related to relevant topics in education with colleagues through the Professional Learning Network.

For further information related to these resources or to participate in the Professional Learning Network, please contact Gena C. Keller, Coordinator of Professional Learning and Development, by telephone at (804) 371-0757 or email at