Workshops and Summer Opportunities

Money, Money, Money!  Coins in the Classroom for Grades K-12Fri. and Sat., April 11th and 12th, 2008    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Virginia Beach Higher Education Center

Everybody Loves Money!   They love to talk about it, complain about it, spend it, and save it! Use all that enthusiasm as a tool to enhance already existing lessons in mathematics, social studies, business, and economics.

“Coins in the Classroom” is a benchmark program from the American Numismatic Association with fun and interactive materials specifically designed for teachers.   Lessons correlate to the Virginia SOLs and EEFLs.

 Leave with hands-on materials, actual coins and paper money, plus a wealth of supplies to use in your classroom! This nationally recognized seminar has been conducted all over the country but this is the only time it will be offered in Virginia this year.  All materials, lunch, and morning coffee/juice/Danish provided.  

What a deal!  It’s FREE!

Here’s the direct link for registration:

Professional development credits worth 14 hours!   You must attend both days.


More Questions? Contact Ruth Cookson by email ( or by phone (683-5570).

Samuel de Champlain and the Founding of Quebec Summer Institute

July 6-11, 2008

Experience first hand the sites and artifacts from the evolving French colonization of North America.  The institute will focus on “Samuel de Champlain and the Meeting of Two Worlds:  1601-1607.”

You must register by May 5, 2008.  There is a registration fee of $649

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