|DATE:||September 15, 2017|
|FROM:||Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction|
Announcing the 2018 Children’s Engineering Convention
The Virginia Department of Education, in collaboration with the Virginia Children’s Engineering Council and the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association, is co-sponsoring the Children’s Engineering Convention for grades K-5 teachers and administrators. The convention will be held at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, 110 Shenandoah Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia, February 8-9, 2018.
The Children’s Engineering Convention special interest sessions will highlight best practices and classroom strategies that support instruction in grades K-5 through hands-on design, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. These instructional experiences will assist participants in preparing children to:
- explore how people create, use, and control technology;
- apply knowledge in mathematics, science, English, and history and social sciences in solving problems associated with technology; and
- use tools and materials to develop technological literacy and self-confidence.
If you have any questions regarding the convention, please contact the Convention Registrar, Teresa McCoy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (540) 231-8220.
If you have any questions regarding children’s engineering, please contact Dr. Lynn Basham, Technology Education Specialist, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at email@example.com or by telephone at (804) 225-2052.