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Venue Changed for English-Language Arts and CRISS Training

Aug. 12, 2006 – The V.I. Department of Education's St. Croix District Division of Curriculum, Assessment and Technology will host professional development training in English-Language Arts and Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies for public school teachers in preparation of the 2006-2007 school year.
The English-Language Arts training will be conducted from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Monday, Aug. 21 and Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Carambola Beach Resort. The sessions are designed to train 7th to 12th grade English/Language Arts teachers and bilingual and special education teachers who teach English as well as literacy coaches and administrators on the use of the newly adopted series, which includes: "Language of Literature" " Interactive Reader"," Bridges to Literature" and other related materials, according to a press release from Education.
The district will also host CRISS Level I training, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on Aug. 23 and Aug.24, at the St. Croix Central High School. The sessions will accommodate 30 secondary teachers. New teachers and teachers who need retooling in CRISS are urged to attend. Currently, 14 openings are still available.
To participate in the English-Language Arts Training, confirm participation via e-mail to Charlene Matthew at cmatthew@stx.k12.vi by Aug. 18.
Persons interested in the CRISS training are asked to send their name, school, position/title, employee number and contact information to the same e-mail address.

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