Superintendents’ Forums

The Superintendents’ Forums bring area school division leaders together to discuss educational issues and professional learning needs in the region. These meetings provide opportunities  to discuss current programs offered by UMW as well as the continuing needs of the school divisions. The meetings serve as springboards for collaboration between the university and school divisions to address the professional development needs of pre-service and in-service teachers as well as school children.

Schedule for the Superintendents’/Rappahannock Partnership for Professional Learning Forum in the Fall 2014:

Friday, November 7, 2014 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, in the  Information and Technology Convergence Center (ITCC) at the University’s Fredericksburg Campus.

Dr. Janine Davis, Assistant Professor
President’s Technology Advisory Committee Grant Project
Watch veteran and pre-service teachers connect over shared interests in this oral history project conducted in the Teaching of English and Theatre class; we will view and discuss video clips, documentation, questions, and reflections from the project.

Dr. Roberta Gardner, Assistant Professor
Literacy Learning Lab Initiative
Twenty-first century literacy learning must consider the multiple learning modalities of children, and include opportunities for collaboration, production, and dialogue. In this session, participants will learn about some of the new ways that design thinking is being used to invigorate the learning ecology within literacy classrooms.

Dr. Teresa Coffman, Professor
Google Funded Project: Ok glass…Let’s Explore!
Teaching and learning through Glass, a ubiquitous wearable device that has the potential to change the face of education in two words, “ok glass…”

Dr. George Meadows, Professor
Waple Professorship Project
The second year of the Makerspaces in Schools project will see the involvement of several new schools and another public institution, the Children’s Museum of Richmond – Fredericksburg branch. The museum and one of the schools (Hugh Mercer Elementary) also see a new focus on makerspaces and makerspace activities for early childhood.


Please contact Ms. Anna Perdue at or at 540-654-1290 regarding your plans to participate with us in this forum. We sincerely look forward to your invaluable participation.