Multi-Sensory Structured Language Instruction Pilot Project II

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

March 18, 2016

TO:  Division Superintendents
FROM:  Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Multi-Sensory Structured Language Instruction Pilot Project II

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) Office of Special Education Instructional Services in consultation with the Office of Humanities and Early Childhood are seeking K-6 teachers to participate in the Multi-Sensory Structured Language Instruction Pilot Project II during the 2016-2017 school year.  Again this year, approximately 80 teachers will be selected through a competitive application process to participate in the August 1-5, 2016, regionally-based pilot project.  The participants will receive professional development in the Orton-Gillingham instructional approach.  This instructional approach is a direct, systematic approach to teaching language structure for reading remediation.  It is designed to address the needs of struggling readers who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing including those with a specific learning disability such as dyslexia. [Read more…]

2016-2017 Application for Co-Teaching Demonstration Sites

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA
Department of Education

March 18, 2016

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Steven R. Staples, Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 2016-2017 Application for Co-Teaching Demonstration Sites [Read more…]