Teachers To Gain Help June 21-22 In Meeting The SOLs
13, 2000 -- Teachers who lead schools' efforts
to meet Virginia's Standards of Learning will gain help during
a June 21-22 conference at the Ruckersville Elementary School.
to attract about 250 educators, the Lead Teacher Conference will
bring together representatives of the Virginia Department of Education,
the Governor's Best Practice Center, faculty from the University
of Virginia's Curry
School of Education and members of the Professional Development
Consortium, a partnership between Central Virginia school divisions
will use the advice offered in the morning sessions to develop strategies
to help their students meet the state-mandated Standards of Learning
in science, mathematics, history and English during the afternoon
team-planning sessions. Among the topics to be discussed are designing
effective assessment measures, helping students with learning disabilities
master the SOLs and examining resources for teaching the Standards
realize teachers are under a lot of pressure with the accountability
measure. We want to show our support for teachers and provide a
conference that is informative and helpful as the lead teachers
develop strategies for meeting the SOLs," said Brenda Tanner,
assistant professor of education at U.Va. and director of the Virginia
partnership is an organization of 20 Central Virginia school divisions
and U.Va. that started more than 10 years ago to facilitate the
sharing of information about effective strategies. An outgrowth
of that partnership, the Professional Development Consortium was
created in 1998 to provide programs that help teachers and administrators
improve instruction and student achievement.
consortium helps educators learn about the best instructional practices
being used across school divisions," Tanner said.
more information, contact Brenda Tanner at (804) 924-0965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857