COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education
October 10, 2014
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sarah Downer, Conference Registrar (540) 231-0990, email@example.com, or Jeneen Preston, Conference Registrar
(540) 231-6002, firstname.lastname@example.org or Marcia Hickey, Convention Coordinator, at email@example.com.