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WVCPD Programs

Governor's Academy for Teaching Excellence

Governor's Academy for Teaching Excellence

GATE is the cornerstone of the Center’s professional development programs. Designed to keep educators’ skills sharp and up-to-date, GATE sessions are held throughout state to give teachers and administrators around West Virginia access to this critical training resource. (Read more)

Principals' Leadership Academy

Principals' Leadership Academy

The Principal’s Leadership Academy for experienced principals delivers innovative leadership training to meet principals’ professional development needs. Read more

Evaluation Leadership Institute

Evaluation Leadership Institute

Like most of the Center’s professional development programs, the Evaluation Leadership Institute is mandated by the West Virginia Legislature. ELI provides principals and central office administrators with training to build the skills needed to effectively evaluate personnel. The sessions are held each year in each Regional Education Service Area (RESA) of the state. (Read more)

Mentoring Program


The Center’s Mentor Program prepares veteran teachers with the professional development needed to assist beginning teachers transition into the profession. (Read more)

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Beginning Teacher Academy

The Beginning Teacher Academy provides new teachers with the foundation of professional practices that will lead to a career of classroom success. (Read more)

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement

Research shows that students who participant in advanced placement classes are more likely to perform well in and graduate in less than four years from college. API is a comprehensive professional development program that prepares teachers to challenge students with rigorous subject matter that allows them to gain college credits while still in high school. (Read more)

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