An urgent message to all interested Virginia educators
We regret to inform you that during this year's state budget negotiations in Richmond, funding for VCET's 2015-2016 academies was eliminated. While we are pursuing other sponsors and revenue sources so that this valuable professional development opportunity can continue, we have not yet secured alternate funding. Unfortunately, this means that the academies will not take place this summer.
We will be keeping all completed 2015 applications on file for future reference if/when VCET is restarted. If you have not completed your application, you are welcome to do so between now and May 31, 2015.
If you would like our state legislature to consider restoring funding for VCET in the 2016-2017 budget year, please feel free to contact your state delegate and senator. If you would like to look up their contact info, here is a link for that: http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov
Again, thank you for your interest in and application to our academies. We do hope to restore this very rewarding experience available to Virginia's K-12 teachers again in the very near future. In the meantime, you can connect with us for program updates online through Facebook or Twitter.
Coordinator, Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching (VCET)
Each Academy focuses on a different area:
You’ll spend a week this summer on campus at George Mason University in Fairfax. In the fall, you’ll complete online coursework, and join your Academy colleagues at a one-day conference. Your participation earns you 90 continuing education credits—and again, it’s at no cost to you.
The VCET Academies are the best place to learn, grow, and network with outstanding teachers from across the state. All exceptional teachers should apply. Learn more
Because this is your chance to: