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Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - Monday, July 31, 2017
Exp. Principals' Book Study- "Becoming a Learning School"- Middle/High Group 2

Thursday, June 1, 2017- Monday, July 31, 2017

Title: Becoming a Learning School

Author: Joellen Killion and Particia Roy

“Becoming a Learning School” by Joellen Killion and Patricia Roy is an excellent resource for all school leaders. This study will focus on seven chapters of the book while reviewing its resources for tools, ideas, and research-based strategies for creating learning communities whose focus is the improved learning of all students.

The book study will be moderated by an experienced West Virginia administrator, and participants will be asked to make postings in response to questions based on their reading and also make postings in response to the postings of their peers.

Upon registering, principals will receive an email confirmation and a copy of the text by mail, along with a guide about how to participate in the online book study. Moderators and WVCPD staff will provide guidance and technical assistance.


Thursday, June 01, 2017 - Monday, July 31, 2017
Exp. Principals' Book Study- "Becoming a Learning School"- Elementary Group 1

Thursday, June 1, 2017- Monday, July 31, 2017

Title: Becoming a Learning School

Author: Joellen Killion and Particia Roy

“Becoming a Learning School” by Joellen Killion and Patricia Roy is an excellent resource for all school leaders. This study will focus on seven chapters of the book while reviewing its resources for tools, ideas, and research-based strategies for creating learning communities whose focus is the improved learning of all students.

The book study will be moderated by an experienced West Virginia administrator, and participants will be asked to make postings in response to questions based on their reading and also make postings in response to the postings of their peers.

Upon registering, principals will receive an email confirmation and a copy of the text by mail, along with a guide about how to participate in the online book study. Moderators and WVCPD staff will provide guidance and technical assistance.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Evaluation Leadership Institute (Greenbrier County)

New and potential principals and central office administrators will build skills needed to evaluate personnel effectively. This training is required as part of principals' certification.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - Thursday, July 27, 2017
Infusing Technology Academy - Fairmont

The Infusing Technology Academy (IT) professional development is an extraordinary opportunity for schools/teachers to move beyond using mobile technology only for entertainment purposes. The IT Academy will focus on resources that are accessible across all types of devices. The West Virginia Center for Professional Development helps educators transform the use of these devices into powerful tools for instruction and student engagement. Participants will gain the knowledge and expertise to integrate a high level of technology to increase students’ critical thinking, reasoning, creativity, collaboration, and problem solving skills. Participants will model effective classroom instruction using technology to construct safe and supportive learning environments for all students that will maximize their learning experiences.

Program Details

  • BYOD - Bring Your Own Device - WVCPD supports BYOD technology integration and access so you may bring a laptop or other tablet device, but you will be responsible for knowing your device management, troubleshooting, and any application downloads necessary.
  • Four days of concentrated professional development. Three days in the summer Infusing Technology Academy and a one day Infusing Technology Showcase is in the spring of 2018.
  • Breakout sessions based on technology integration, student centered learning, collaboration, instructional strategies, and project-based learning.
  • Online learning community supported by expert mentors throughout the year.
  • Optional graduate credit at a reduced rate requires a one-year commitment and provides participants with resources and online expert mentoring to implement best-practice techniques for transformational uses of technology in the school and classroom.
  • Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session is received.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
National Board Certification Awareness

The West Virginia Center for Professional Development (WVCPD) has a long history of supporting teachers through the National Board Certification process. Our NBC Support Program is an in-depth professional development opportunity that allows participants to review and better understand the complete National Board Certification standards and process. WVCPD partners with trained National Board support providers to offer teachers structured and sustained support. This begins in the summer with face-to-face professional development, and continues throughout the NBC process with monthly meetings with peers and/or expert mentors.


The National Board Awareness Session will expose teachers to the process of national board certification as well as the rigor, challenge and commitment the process entails. This awareness day is a prerequisite to the full National Board Support session that follows on July 26 and 27, 2017.


Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017
National Board Certification Support Program

A prerequisite session for the NBC Support Program is the NBC Awareness Session. You will need to register for the NBC Awareness session being held on July 26 in order to participate in this NBC Support Program. To register for the NBC Awareness Day, go to http://www.wvcpd.org/EventDetail.aspx?ID=2658

The revised National Board Certificate program includes 4 certification components that can be completed over a three-year period. All candidates participating in this support program will be working on and receiving support for Components 2 & 3. See descriptions below.

  • Component 1: Content Knowledge Assessment – computer-based assessment
  • Component 2: Differentiation in Instruction - samples of student work and an accompanying written commentary
  • Component 3: Teaching Practice and Learning - classroom-based portfolio entry that requires video recording(s) of interactions between you and your students. A written commentary in which you describe, analyze and reflect on your teaching and interactions will also be submitted.
  • Component 4: Effective and Reflective Practitioners - evidence of your impact across your professional responsibilities as an educator including your students, peers, and community.

Participants will participate in three days of professional development – awareness and support program. Materials and expert instruction are provided. For continued support, candidates are paired with a regional support cohort or mentor for the remainder of the school year. Please note that your space in the session will not be guaranteed until payment is received.

For more detailed information on National Board Certification, please visit the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards website at www.boardcertifiedteachers.org.


Monday, July 31, 2017 - Wednesday, August 02, 2017
2017 Mercer County Teacher Academy

July 31 - August 2, 2017

July 31-August 1

Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Support Under- Resourced Students

(Previously Ruby Payne I and II)

The goal of this session is to equip educators with a foundation of skills and practices that will lead to a career of classroom success. A Framework for Understanding Poverty will expand teachers' understanding of the impact of poverty on work habits, decision making, and learning. The session provides practical support and guidance for overcoming barriers and helping others. This session will provide mental models and instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to support students who are under-resourced.

August 2

Empowering Bystanders, Empowering Schools: Strategies to Enhance Bullying Prevention and Respect for Diversity

This engaging, fast-paced workshop will explore the dynamics of bullying with an emphasis on supporting the victims and bystanders. Discussion topics and strategies include assertion techniques & other social-emotional skills, adult roles & responsibilities, enhancing diversity, and creating safe space.

Many educators, parents and youth alike misunderstand bullying and bullying dynamics, relying on old myths and stereotypes. We’ve often given our sons and daughters, students, or clients misguided advice regarding how best to deal with it. In addition, we often base our knowledge of bullying on information we’ve acquired from movies, literature and generally held beliefs. Thankfully, information and skills derived from research offer a foundation for much-improved strategies to create safe space and support the majority of our students who are either bystanders or victims. This session will, through a variety of facilitation techniques, (small group activities, scenario work, video reaction, large group problem solving, etc.) provide a solid and practical foundation for adults and students alike to be UPSTANDERS, creating safe and supportive relationships in their school buildings.

Learning Objectives:

• To overview the principles of violence prevention, diversity education, and the bullying dynamic

• To define behaviors associated with the bully, target, bystander and the upstander

• To learn and practice intervention strategies that reinforce a respect for diversity

• To learn and practice prevention/intervention strategies that empower children who are targeted or who are bystanders

• To prepare and work toward implementing an action plan that will assist schools in enhancing their school climate and creating safe space


Wednesday, August 02, 2017 - Friday, August 04, 2017
2017 Wood and Wirt County Teacher Academy

August 2-4, 2017

August 2

Ruby Payne: Understanding the Framework for Poverty

The goal of this session is to equip educators with a foundation of skills and practices that will lead to a career of classroom success. A Framework for Understanding Poverty will expand teachers' understanding of the impact of poverty on work habits, decision making, and learning. The session provides practical support and guidance for overcoming barriers and helping others.

An online follow-up assignment will be required for completion credit.

August 3-4

Classroom Management: Setting the Stage

This session is created around the work of Lee Canter’s book, Classroom Management for Academic Success, exploring how classroom management affects student achievement.

Discussion topics and strategies include:

• Defining classroom management and what the research says about classroom management

• Organizing the learning environment

• Creating an environment of respect and rapport

• Managing student behaviors • Implementing classroom procedures

• Establishing a culture for learning


Wednesday, August 09, 2017 - Thursday, August 10, 2017
Evaluation Leadership Institute- Martinsburg

New and potential principals and central office administrators will build skills needed to evaluate personnel effectively. This training is required as part of principals' certification.


Monday, August 28, 2017 - Monday, October 09, 2017
Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success

The Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success professional development is a six week online course designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. All of social science research indicates positive family engagement correlates with higher levels of success for students. Participants will be introduced to the importance of family engagement, in education, by reviewing national data from the US Department of Education, the National Center for Educational Statistics, and the Harvard Family Research Project. As an online community, educators will take the first step outside of their comfort zones and explore ideas that will challenge their way of thinking about family engagement. Participants will learn how to create a welcome that supports a partnership for family engagement; they will identify and implement the best practices for communicating with their families; they will establish a professional online presence that supports all families and students in a safe learning environment; as well as how to strengthen the family engagement partnership by sharing student success. Participants will gain invaluable ideas and skills designed to transform their perspective and teaching practices to promote their students’ successes.

OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT FOR INFUSING TECHNOLOGY ONLINE – Spring 2018

There are six sessions in the Infusing Technology Online series. This series will run from August 2017 – March 2018. To apply for graduate credit, you need to successfully complete three of the six sessions scoring 80% or above. For more detailed information on the other sessions, please see the Infusing Technology section of the website.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Wood County Teacher Mentor Training - Foundations in Mentoring (Days 1-2)

Experienced educators wishing to serve as mentor teachers during the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to participate in this professional development to be certified as a mentor teacher. This session is geared toward experienced teachers who will work as mentors for new teachers. Both those who have never attended mentor training AND/OR those who attended mentor training prior to fall 2006 are invited to attend.

Teachers who receive effective support in their first few years of teaching are most likely to remain in the profession and become the committed, caring, quality educators of tomorrow. Mentors will receive training based on the New Teacher Center’s Foundations in Mentoring. This model focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings for those who mentor new teachers. The mentor training is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. Some of the key concepts included are the following:

• Creating a Vision of Quality Teaching

• Defining Mentoring Roles

• Identifying New Teachers' Needs

• Building an Effective Mentoring Relationship

• Selecting Support Strategies

• Establishing an Environment for Professional Growth

• Highlighting the Role of Professional Standards in Mentoring


Monday, September 18, 2017 - Monday, October 30, 2017
Digital Formative Assessment to Engage your Students

The Digital Formative Assessment to Engage Your Students professional development is a six week online course designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. The course will expose teachers to a variety of web resources that can be used to engage students while providing data for assessment. From quick reviews to in-depth written answers, these tools are designed to expand the ways teachers review, poll or assess comprehension. The course will cover resources that can be used in a single device classroom, one with a few devices or in a one to one class. All of the tools are designed to be used in the classroom and some have the ability to be assigned for homework. Resources such as Plickers, Go Soapbox, Socrative, Kahoot, Quizizz and Quiz Socket along with many others have all been designed to engage students while providing important information to the teacher. This course will let you explore and create with an array of tools so that you can find the best resources for your classroom.

OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT FOR INFUSING TECHNOLOGY ONLINE – Spring 2018

There are six sessions in the Infusing Technology Online series. This series will run from August 2017 – March 2018. To apply for graduate credit, you need to successfully complete three of the six sessions scoring 80% or above. For more detailed information on the other sessions, please see the Infusing Technology section of the website.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017
2017-2018 New Principals' Leadership Academy

This academy for new principals, assistant principals, career and technical directors and OIEP school directors will be delivered in three sessions and three locations during the 2017-2018 school year. Participants must attend each session. Participants will register online for the first session in Flatwoods, to be held on September 20-21, 2017. This registration will carry over to the following two sessions. Session II will be held on December 12-13, 2017 in Charleston and the Session III dates and location are TBD. Please continue to check the WVCPD website for more updates on Session III.


Monday, October 02, 2017 - Monday, November 13, 2017
Tools and Tricks of Office 365 for Teachers and Students

The Tools and Tricks of Office 365 for Teachers and Students professional development is a six week online course designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. Office 365 is more than just Outlook,Word and Excel. Do you wish you knew more about all of the web apps offered in the WVDE Office 365 suite? This session is designed to help teachers get comfortable with numerous tools from the Office 365 "waffle". We will explore OneDrive, OneNote, Excel Survey/Forms, Office Mix, Sway, and other great features of Office 365. Teachers will learn how easy it is to use these innovative and engaging tools to weatherproof their classrooms, engage families in the learning process, and support student creativity, collaboration and learning.

OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT FOR INFUSING TECHNOLOGY ONLINE – Spring 2018

There are six sessions in the Infusing Technology Online series. This series will run from August 2017 – March 2018. To apply for graduate credit, you need to successfully complete three of the six sessions scoring 80% or above. For more detailed information on the other sessions, please see the Infusing Technology section of the website.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Teacher Mentor Training - Days 1 - 2 - Morgantown

Experienced educators wishing to serve as mentor teachers during the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to participate in this professional development to be certified as a mentor teacher. This session is geared toward experienced teachers who will work as mentors for new teachers. Both those who have never attended mentor training AND/OR those who attended mentor training prior to fall 2006 are invited to attend.

Teachers who receive effective support in their first few years of teaching are most likely to remain in the profession and become the committed, caring, quality educators of tomorrow. Mentors will receive training based on the New Teacher Center’s Foundations in Mentoring. This model focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings for those who mentor new teachers. The mentor training is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. Some of the key concepts included are the following:

• Creating a Vision of Quality Teaching

• Defining Mentoring Roles

• Identifying New Teachers' Needs

• Building an Effective Mentoring Relationship

• Selecting Support Strategies

• Establishing an Environment for Professional Growth

• Highlighting the Role of Professional Standards in Mentoring

Your registration cannot be confirmed until payment is received or PO # is provided.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Teacher Academy - Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success

This session is a Menu B course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

The Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success professional development is a one day session designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. Social science research indicates positive family engagement correlates with higher levels of success for students.

Participants will be introduced to the importance of family engagement, in education, by reviewing national data from the US Department of Education, the National Center for Educational Statistics, and the Harvard Family Research Project.

Participants will explore ideas that will challenge their way of thinking about family engagement learning by:

• creating a welcome that supports a partnership for family engagement

• identifying and implementing the best practices for communicating with their students’ families

• establishing a professional online presence that supports all families and students in a safe learning environment

• exploring how to strengthen the family engagement partnership by sharing student success

Participants will gain invaluable ideas and skills designed to transform their perspective and teaching practices to promote their students’ successes.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Ruby Payne: Understanding the Framework for Poverty

This session is a Menu B course option for WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers. The goal of this session is to equip educators with a foundation of skills and practices that will lead to a career of classroom success. A Framework for Understanding Poverty will expand teachers' understanding of the impact of poverty on work habits, decision making, and learning. The session provides practical support and guidance for overcoming barriers and helping others. An online follow-up assignment will be required for completion credit. Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order is received.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Thursday, October 19, 2017
Classroom Management - The Power of Planning

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

This session is designed around Marcia Tate’s book, “Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites”.

Key topics in the session include:

•Reflecting on practice and identifying areas for developing effective procedures to enhance student learning

•Understanding the difference between rules and procedures •Understanding the connection between classroom management and student achievement

•Understanding specific practices that improve student focus

•Developing a growth plan for improving culture for learning in classroom

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Thursday, October 19, 2017
Classroom Management - Setting the Stage

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

This session is created around the work of Lee Canter’s book, Classroom Management for Academic Success, exploring how classroom management affects student achievement.

Discussion topics and strategies include:

• Defining classroom management and what the research says about classroom management

• Organizing the learning environment

• Creating an environment of respect and rapport

• Managing student behaviors

• Implementing classroom procedures

• Establishing a culture for learning

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - Thursday, October 19, 2017
Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Support Under-Resourced Students

Session: Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Support Under-Resourced

The goal of this session is to equip educators with a foundation of skills and practices that will lead to a career of classroom success. A Framework for Understanding Poverty will expand teachers' understanding of the impact of poverty on work habits, decision making, and learning. The session provides practical support and guidance for overcoming barriers and helping others.

This session will provide mental models and instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to support students who are under-resourced.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order is received.

Note: This session was previously Ruby Payne I and II


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Thursday, October 26, 2017
Evaluation Leadership Institute (Charleston)

New and potential principals and central office administrators will build skills needed to evaluate personnel effectively. This training is required as part of principals' certification.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Thursday, October 26, 2017
Teacher Mentor Training - Days 1 - 2 - Charleston

Experienced educators wishing to serve as mentor teachers during the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to participate in this professional development to be certified as a mentor teacher. This session is geared toward experienced teachers who will work as mentors for new teachers. Both those who have never attended mentor training AND/OR those who attended mentor training prior to fall 2006 are invited to attend.

Teachers who receive effective support in their first few years of teaching are most likely to remain in the profession and become the committed, caring, quality educators of tomorrow. Mentors will receive training based on the New Teacher Center’s Foundations in Mentoring. This model focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings for those who mentor new teachers. The mentor training is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. Some of the key concepts included are the following:

• Creating a Vision of Quality Teaching

• Defining Mentoring Roles

• Identifying New Teachers' Needs

• Building an Effective Mentoring Relationship

• Selecting Support Strategies

• Establishing an Environment for Professional Growth

• Highlighting the Role of Professional Standards in Mentoring

Your registration cannot be confirmed until payment is received or Purchase Order # is provided.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - Thursday, October 26, 2017
Advanced Credential Mentor Renewal Session - Charleston

This session is designed for teachers who are seeking to complete the professional development requirement to renew their Mentor Teacher or Master Mentor Teacher Advanced Credential endorsement awarded by the WV Department of Education.

If you need to verify your credential or its expiration date, please contact Carla Warren, carla.y.warren@wv.gov at WVCPD.

The Advanced Credential Endorsement is an optional endorsement valid for three years.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Monday, November 06, 2017 - Monday, December 18, 2017
Technology Tools Every Educator Needs

The Technology Tools Every Educator Needs professional development is a six week online course designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. The course will expose participants to a wealth of digital resources designed to help teachers stay organized, expand the classroom and engage students. Teachers will learn how to use resources to send lessons home digitally, in order to easily flip the classroom or to provide assistance to struggling or absent students. Infographics, digital bulletin boards and lots of ways to inject some fun into your classroom routine will also be covered. Teachers will finish the course with numerous technology resources that can be used not only for student engagement but as powerful organizational and communication tools.

OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT FOR INFUSING TECHNOLOGY ONLINE – Spring 2018

There are six sessions in the Infusing Technology Online series. This series will run from August 2017 – March 2018. To apply for graduate credit, you need to successfully complete three of the six sessions scoring 80% or above. For more detailed information on the other sessions, please see the Infusing Technology section of the website.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Teacher Mentor Training - Days 1 - 2 - Flatwoods

Experienced educators wishing to serve as mentor teachers during the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to participate in this professional development to be certified as a mentor teacher. This session is geared toward experienced teachers who will work as mentors for new teachers. Both those who have never attended mentor training AND/OR those who attended mentor training prior to fall 2006 are invited to attend.

Teachers who receive effective support in their first few years of teaching are most likely to remain in the profession and become the committed, caring, quality educators of tomorrow. Mentors will receive training based on the New Teacher Center’s Foundations in Mentoring. This model focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings for those who mentor new teachers. The mentor training is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. Some of the key concepts included are the following:

• Creating a Vision of Quality Teaching

• Defining Mentoring Roles

• Identifying New Teachers' Needs

• Building an Effective Mentoring Relationship

• Selecting Support Strategies

• Establishing an Environment for Professional Growth

• Highlighting the Role of Professional Standards in Mentoring

Payment must be received or Purchase Order # provided to confirm registration.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Empowering Bystanders, Empowering Schools

Empowering Bystanders, Empowering Schools: Strategies to Enhance Bullying Prevention and Respect for Diversity

This session is a Menu B course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers. This engaging, fast-paced workshop will explore the dynamics of bullying with an emphasis on supporting the victims and bystanders.

Discussion topics and strategies include assertion techniques & other social-emotional skills, adult roles & responsibilities, enhancing diversity, and creating safe space. Many educators, parents and youth alike misunderstand bullying and bullying dynamics, relying on old myths and stereotypes. We’ve often given our sons and daughters, students, or clients misguided advice regarding how best to deal with it. In addition, we often base our knowledge of bullying on information we’ve acquired from movies, literature and generally held beliefs. Thankfully, information and skills derived from research offer a foundation for much-improved strategies to create safe space and support the majority of our students who are either bystanders or victims.

This session will, through a variety of facilitation techniques, (small group activities, scenario work, video reaction, large group problem solving, etc.) provide a solid and practical foundation for adults and students alike to be UPSTANDERS, creating safe and supportive relationships in their school buildings.

Learning Objectives

• To overview the principles of violence prevention, diversity education, and the bullying dynamic

• To define behaviors associated with the bully, target, bystander and the upstander

• To learn and practice intervention strategies that reinforce a respect for diversity

• To learn and practice prevention/intervention strategies that empower children who are targeted or who are bystanders

• To prepare and work toward implementing an action plan that will assist schools in enhancing their school climate and creating safe space

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Understanding and Dealing With Difficult Situations

This session is a Menu B course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers. This interactive, fun and uplifting workshop is tailor-made to fit the needs of teachers as they learn how to identify and deal with difficult situations in all areas of their professional and personal lives. The session will address relationships including those with colleagues, administrators and supervisors, students, and parents/guardians of students.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Support Under-Resourced Students

Session: Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Support Under-Resourced

Description: The goal of this session is to equip educators with a foundation of skills and practices that will lead to a career of classroom success. A Framework for Understanding Poverty will expand teachers' understanding of the impact of poverty on work habits, decision making, and learning. The session provides practical support and guidance for overcoming barriers and helping others.

This session will provide mental models and instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to support students who are under-resourced.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order is received.

Note: This session was previously Ruby Payne I and II


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
Teaching Diverse Learners

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers. Teaching Diverse Learners is a session designed around Carol Ann Tomlinson’s book, Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom and Think Big, Smart Small by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt which highlights the brain basics that affect your classroom the most— attention, memory, emotions, and stress. Discussion topics and strategies include differentiated instruction strategies and resources, accommodating the needs of all students, and pacing and planning tips. With a variety of simple brain-compatible strategies, you’ll see a measurable difference in your differentiated classrooms. Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
Classroom Management - Setting the Stage

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

This session is created around the work of Lee Canter’s book, Classroom Management for Academic Success, exploring how classroom management affects student achievement.

Discussion topics and strategies include:

• Defining classroom management and what the research says about classroom management

• Organizing the learning environment

• Creating an environment of respect and rapport

• Managing student behaviors

• Implementing classroom procedures

• Establishing a culture for learning

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Thursday, November 16, 2017
Evaluation Leadership Institute (Flatwoods)

New and potential principals and central office administrators will build skills needed to evaluate personnel effectively. This training is required as part of principals' certification.


Monday, December 04, 2017 - Monday, January 29, 2018
December Book Study # 1 - "What Great Teachers..."

Online Book Study

December 2017

Title: What Great Teachers Do Differently

Author: Todd Whitaker

This session is a Menu C course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions that form the fabric of life in our best classrooms and schools. It focuses on the specific things that great teachers do... that others do not.

Each online book study will be facilitated by an outstanding WV educator. You will be expected to post responses weekly based on assigned readings in the book. You will be asked to apply strategies from the book in your classroom and report back to the forum for discussion and reflection. Your facilitator will guide and support you through this process if you have never participated in an online book study before.

The book study is two months in duration.

Books will be mailed to participants approximately one week prior to the session start date. Approximately one week prior to the session start date teachers will receive information via email with detailed instructions about how to participate in the online book study.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Monday, December 04, 2017 - Monday, January 29, 2018
December Book Study # 2 -"101 Answers"

Title: 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors

Author: Annette Breaux

This session is a Menu C course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

Key concepts of this study include:

• Providing a collection of teaching tips and “thought provokers” for new teachers

• Offering common sense strategies for any teacher seeking to be more effective • Instantly impacting on teaching and learning Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Planning • Professionalism, attitudes, and behaviors of effective teachers

• Motivation and rapport

• Classroom management Each online book study will be facilitated by an outstanding WV educator.

You will be expected to post responses weekly based on assigned readings in the book. You will be asked to apply strategies from the book in your classroom and report back to the forum for discussion and reflection. Your facilitator will guide and support you through this process if you have never participated in an online book study before.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.

The book study is two months in duration. Books will be mailed to participants approximately one week prior to the session start date. Approximately one week prior to the session start date teachers will receive information via email with detailed instructions about how to participate in the online book study.


Monday, December 04, 2017 - Monday, January 29, 2018
December Book Study # 3 - "Teach Smart"

Online Book Study

December 2017

Title: Teach Smart

Authors: PJ Caposey and Todd Whitaker

This session is a Menu C course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

Transform your classroom from teacher-centered to learner-centered! This book provides eleven strategies you can use immediately to put students at the center of their learning!

Get your students geared up for success and high achievement with great ideas for: • providing a roadmap • giving the work back

• differentiating daily instruction

• communicating for your audience, not to your audience

• giving students choices • planning intentional engagement • asking better questions

• and more

For each strategy, you get a clear example of what it looks like in action, as well as a breakdown of how to make it work in your classroom! Each online book study will be facilitated by an outstanding WV educator.

You will be expected to post responses weekly based on assigned readings in the book. You will be asked to apply strategies from the book in your classroom and report back to the forum for discussion and reflection. Your facilitator will guide and support you through this process if you have never participated in an online book study before.

The book study is two months in duration.

Books will be mailed to participants approximately one week prior to the session start date. Approximately one week prior to the session start date teachers will receive information via email with detailed instructions about how to participate in the online book study.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Monday, December 04, 2017 - Monday, January 29, 2018
December Book Study # 4 - "Poor Students, Rich Teaching"

Online Book Study

December 2017

Title: "Poor Students, Rich Teaching"

Author: Eric Jensen

This session is a Menu C course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

Discover practical and research-based strategies to ensure all students, regardless of circumstance, are college and career ready. This thorough resource details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential to positively impact students in poverty.

Organized tools and resources are provided to help teachers effectively implement these essential changes.

Each online book study will be facilitated by an outstanding WV educator. You will be expected to post responses weekly based on assigned readings in the book. You will be asked to apply strategies from the book in your classroom and report back to the forum for discussion and reflection. Your facilitator will guide and support you through this process if you have never participated in an online book study before.

The book study is two months in duration. Books will be mailed to participants approximately one week prior to the session start date. Approximately one week prior to the session start date teachers will receive information via email with detailed instructions about how to participate in the online book study.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Teacher Academy - Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success

This session is a Menu B course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

The Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success professional development is a one day session designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. Social science research indicates positive family engagement correlates with higher levels of success for students.

Participants will be introduced to the importance of family engagement, in education, by reviewing national data from the US Department of Education, the National Center for Educational Statistics, and the Harvard Family Research Project.

Participants will explore ideas that will challenge their way of thinking about family engagement learning by:

• creating a welcome that supports a partnership for family engagement

• identifying and implementing the best practices for communicating with their students’ families

• establishing a professional online presence that supports all families and students in a safe learning environment

• exploring how to strengthen the family engagement partnership by sharing student success

Participants will gain invaluable ideas and skills designed to transform their perspective and teaching practices to promote their students’ successes.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Empowering Bystanders, Empowering Schools

Empowering Bystanders, Empowering Schools: Strategies to Enhance Bullying Prevention and Respect for Diversity

This session is a Menu B course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers. This engaging, fast-paced workshop will explore the dynamics of bullying with an emphasis on supporting the victims and bystanders.

Discussion topics and strategies include assertion techniques & other social-emotional skills, adult roles & responsibilities, enhancing diversity, and creating safe space. Many educators, parents and youth alike misunderstand bullying and bullying dynamics, relying on old myths and stereotypes. We’ve often given our sons and daughters, students, or clients misguided advice regarding how best to deal with it. In addition, we often base our knowledge of bullying on information we’ve acquired from movies, literature and generally held beliefs. Thankfully, information and skills derived from research offer a foundation for much-improved strategies to create safe space and support the majority of our students who are either bystanders or victims.

This session will, through a variety of facilitation techniques, (small group activities, scenario work, video reaction, large group problem solving, etc.) provide a solid and practical foundation for adults and students alike to be UPSTANDERS, creating safe and supportive relationships in their school buildings.

Learning Objectives

• To overview the principles of violence prevention, diversity education, and the bullying dynamic

• To define behaviors associated with the bully, target, bystander and the upstander

• To learn and practice intervention strategies that reinforce a respect for diversity

• To learn and practice prevention/intervention strategies that empower children who are targeted or who are bystanders

• To prepare and work toward implementing an action plan that will assist schools in enhancing their school climate and creating safe space

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Tuesday, December 05, 2017 - Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Teacher Mentor Training - Days 1 - 2 - Charleston

Experienced educators wishing to serve as mentor teachers during the 2017-2018 school year are encouraged to participate in this professional development to be certified as a mentor teacher. This session is geared toward experienced teachers who will work as mentors for new teachers. Both those who have never attended mentor training AND/OR those who attended mentor training prior to fall 2006 are invited to attend.

Teachers who receive effective support in their first few years of teaching are most likely to remain in the profession and become the committed, caring, quality educators of tomorrow. Mentors will receive training based on the New Teacher Center’s Foundations in Mentoring. This model focuses on the knowledge, skills, and understandings for those who mentor new teachers. The mentor training is guided by the belief that learning to teach is a career-long developmental process that involves a continuous cycle of planning, teaching, and reflecting. Some of the key concepts included are the following:

• Creating a Vision of Quality Teaching

• Defining Mentoring Roles

• Identifying New Teachers' Needs

• Building an Effective Mentoring Relationship

• Selecting Support Strategies

• Establishing an Environment for Professional Growth

• Highlighting the Role of Professional Standards in Mentoring

Registration will be confirmed when payment is received or Purchase Order # is provided.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - Thursday, December 07, 2017
Classroom Management - The Power of Planning

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

This session is designed around Marcia Tate’s book, “Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites”.

Key topics in the session include:

•Reflecting on practice and identifying areas for developing effective procedures to enhance student learning

•Understanding the difference between rules and procedures

•Understanding the connection between classroom management and student achievement

•Understanding specific practices that improve student focus

•Developing a growth plan for improving culture for learning in classroom

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - Thursday, December 07, 2017
Classroom Management - Setting the Stage

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

This session is created around the work of Lee Canter’s book, Classroom Management for Academic Success, exploring how classroom management affects student achievement.

Discussion topics and strategies include:

• Defining classroom management and what the research says about classroom management

• Organizing the learning environment

• Creating an environment of respect and rapport

• Managing student behaviors

• Implementing classroom procedures

• Establishing a culture for learning

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - Thursday, December 07, 2017
Teaching Diverse Learners

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

Teaching Diverse Learners is a session designed around Carol Ann Tomlinson’s book, Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom and Think Big, Smart Small by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt which highlights the brain basics that affect your classroom the most— attention, memory, emotions, and stress.

Discussion topics and strategies include differentiated instruction strategies and resources, accommodating the needs of all students, and pacing and planning tips.

With a variety of simple brain-compatible strategies, you’ll see a measurable difference in your differentiated classrooms.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Wednesday, December 06, 2017 - Thursday, December 07, 2017
Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Support Under-Resourced Students

Session: Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies to Support Under-Resourced

Description: The goal of this session is to equip educators with a foundation of skills and practices that will lead to a career of classroom success. A Framework for Understanding Poverty will expand teachers' understanding of the impact of poverty on work habits, decision making, and learning. The session provides practical support and guidance for overcoming barriers and helping others.

This session will provide mental models and instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to support students who are under-resourced.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order is received.

Note: This session was previously Ruby Payne I and II


Monday, January 08, 2018 - Monday, February 19, 2018
Digital Creativity and Collaboration to Enhance Student Projects

The Digital Creativity and Collaboration to Enhance Student Projects professional development is a six week online course designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. This course will explore the use of technology resources to encourage and promote creativity and collaboration in digital student projects. Free digital tools that can be accessed on any web-enabled device can provide excitement and engagement for student projects. Students can collaborate in school or from home using whatever device is available, including a smartphone. For students of all ages, providing information digitally gives them the chance to be more creative in a format they are comfortable with while increasing important 21st century skills. A wide variety of free resources will be showcased and experienced so that teachers can determine which tools would be most effective in their classroom.

OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT FOR INFUSING TECHNOLOGY ONLINE – Spring 2018

There are six sessions in the Infusing Technology Online series. This series will run from August 2017 – March 2018. To apply for graduate credit, you need to successfully complete three of the six sessions scoring 80% or above. For more detailed information on the other sessions, please see the Infusing Technology section of the website.


Monday, February 05, 2018 - Monday, March 19, 2018
Web Tools to Encourage and Support Reading and Writing

The Web Tools to Encourage and Support Reading and Writing professional development is a six week online course designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. Today’s students are “digital natives” and by incorporating technology into reading and writing instruction, students will be more engaged and attentive to the process. Technology can be an excellent tool for differentiating instruction. The digital tools that will be covered can make reading more accessible and engaging for students across content areas and grade levels. There are amazing free web tools to adjust lexile levels while providing the same non-fiction content to all the students. Digital storytelling, journaling and blogging can be used in almost every content area and encourage writing by providing a way to share work digitally. Reading and writing are essential to every content area. All of the web resources covered in this course will provide teachers with options that will increase accessibility and engagement for all their students.

OPTIONAL GRADUATE CREDIT FOR INFUSING TECHNOLOGY ONLINE – Spring 2018

There are six sessions in the Infusing Technology Online series. This series will run from August 2017 – March 2018. To apply for graduate credit, you need to successfully complete three of the six sessions scoring 80% or above. For more detailed information on the other sessions, please see the Infusing Technology section of the website.


Monday, February 12, 2018 - Monday, April 09, 2018
February Book Study # 1 - "What Great Teachers..."

Online Book Study

February 2018

Title: What Great Teachers Do Differently

Author: Todd Whitaker

This session is a Menu C course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions that form the fabric of life in our best classrooms and schools. It focuses on the specific things that great teachers do... that others do not.

Each online book study will be facilitated by an outstanding WV educator. You will be expected to post responses weekly based on assigned readings in the book. You will be asked to apply strategies from the book in your classroom and report back to the forum for discussion and reflection. Your facilitator will guide and support you through this process if you have never participated in an online book study before.

The book study is two months in duration.

Books will be mailed to participants approximately one week prior to the session start date. Approximately one week prior to the session start date teachers will receive information via email with detailed instructions about how to participate in the online book study.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Monday, February 12, 2018 - Monday, April 09, 2018
February Book Study # 4 - "Poor Students, Rich Teaching"

Online Book Study

February 2018

Title: "Poor Students, Rich Teaching"

Author: Eric Jensen

This session is a Menu C course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

Discover practical and research-based strategies to ensure all students, regardless of circumstance, are college and career ready. This thorough resource details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential to positively impact students in poverty.

Organized tools and resources are provided to help teachers effectively implement these essential changes.

Each online book study will be facilitated by an outstanding WV educator. You will be expected to post responses weekly based on assigned readings in the book. You will be asked to apply strategies from the book in your classroom and report back to the forum for discussion and reflection. Your facilitator will guide and support you through this process if you have never participated in an online book study before.

The book study is two months in duration. Books will be mailed to participants approximately one week prior to the session start date. Approximately one week prior to the session start date teachers will receive information via email with detailed instructions about how to participate in the online book study.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Monday, February 12, 2018 - Monday, April 09, 2018
February Book Study # 3 - "Teach Smart"

Online Book Study

February 2018

Title: Teach Smart

Authors: PJ Caposey and Todd Whitaker

This session is a Menu C course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

Transform your classroom from teacher-centered to learner-centered! This book provides eleven strategies you can use immediately to put students at the center of their learning!

Get your students geared up for success and high achievement with great ideas for: • providing a roadmap • giving the work back

• differentiating daily instruction

• communicating for your audience, not to your audience

• giving students choices

• planning intentional engagement • asking better questions

• and more

For each strategy, you get a clear example of what it looks like in action, as well as a breakdown of how to make it work in your classroom! Each online book study will be facilitated by an outstanding WV educator.

You will be expected to post responses weekly based on assigned readings in the book. You will be asked to apply strategies from the book in your classroom and report back to the forum for discussion and reflection. Your facilitator will guide and support you through this process if you have never participated in an online book study before.

The book study is two months in duration.

Books will be mailed to participants approximately one week prior to the session start date. Approximately one week prior to the session start date teachers will receive information via email with detailed instructions about how to participate in the online book study.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Monday, February 12, 2018 - Monday, April 09, 2018
February Book Study # 2 -"101 Answers"

Title: 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors

Author: Annette Breaux

This session is a Menu C course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

Key concepts of this study include:

• Providing a collection of teaching tips and “thought provokers” for new teachers

• Offering common sense strategies for any teacher seeking to be more effective

• Instantly impacting on teaching and learning Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Planning

• Professionalism, attitudes, and behaviors of effective teachers

• Motivation and rapport

• Classroom management Each online book study will be facilitated by an outstanding WV educator.

You will be expected to post responses weekly based on assigned readings in the book. You will be asked to apply strategies from the book in your classroom and report back to the forum for discussion and reflection. Your facilitator will guide and support you through this process if you have never participated in an online book study before.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.

The book study is two months in duration. Books will be mailed to participants approximately one week prior to the session start date. Approximately one week prior to the session start date teachers will receive information via email with detailed instructions about how to participate in the online book study.


Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Classroom Management - Setting the Stage

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

This session is created around the work of Lee Canter’s book, Classroom Management for Academic Success, exploring how classroom management affects student achievement.

Discussion topics and strategies include:

• Defining classroom management and what the research says about classroom management

• Organizing the learning environment

• Creating an environment of respect and rapport

• Managing student behaviors

• Implementing classroom procedures

• Establishing a culture for learning

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Tuesday, March 06, 2018 - Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Classroom Management - The Power of Planning

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers. This session is designed around Marcia Tate’s book, “Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites”.

Key topics in the session include:

•Reflecting on practice and identifying areas for developing effective procedures to enhance student learning

•Understanding the difference between rules and procedures

•Understanding the connection between classroom management and student achievement

•Understanding specific practices that improve student focus

•Developing a growth plan for improving culture for learning in classroom

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Thursday, March 08, 2018
Teacher Academy - Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success

This session is a Menu B course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

The Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success professional development is a one day session designed by WVCPD’s Infusing Technology program. Social science research indicates positive family engagement correlates with higher levels of success for students.

Participants will be introduced to the importance of family engagement, in education, by reviewing national data from the US Department of Education, the National Center for Educational Statistics, and the Harvard Family Research Project.

Participants will explore ideas that will challenge their way of thinking about family engagement learning by:

• creating a welcome that supports a partnership for family engagement

• identifying and implementing the best practices for communicating with their students’ families

• establishing a professional online presence that supports all families and students in a safe learning environment

• exploring how to strengthen the family engagement partnership by sharing student success

Participants will gain invaluable ideas and skills designed to transform their perspective and teaching practices to promote their students’ successes.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Thursday, March 08, 2018
Understanding and Dealing With Difficult Situations

This session is a Menu B course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers. This interactive, fun and uplifting workshop is tailor-made to fit the needs of teachers as they learn how to identify and deal with difficult situations in all areas of their professional and personal lives. The session will address relationships including those with colleagues, administrators and supervisors, students, and parents/guardians of students.


Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Empowering Bystanders, Empowering Schools

Empowering Bystanders, Empowering Schools: Strategies to Enhance Bullying Prevention and Respect for Diversity

This session is a Menu B course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers. This engaging, fast-paced workshop will explore the dynamics of bullying with an emphasis on supporting the victims and bystanders.

Discussion topics and strategies include assertion techniques & other social-emotional skills, adult roles & responsibilities, enhancing diversity, and creating safe space. Many educators, parents and youth alike misunderstand bullying and bullying dynamics, relying on old myths and stereotypes. We’ve often given our sons and daughters, students, or clients misguided advice regarding how best to deal with it. In addition, we often base our knowledge of bullying on information we’ve acquired from movies, literature and generally held beliefs. Thankfully, information and skills derived from research offer a foundation for much-improved strategies to create safe space and support the majority of our students who are either bystanders or victims.

This session will, through a variety of facilitation techniques, (small group activities, scenario work, video reaction, large group problem solving, etc.) provide a solid and practical foundation for adults and students alike to be UPSTANDERS, creating safe and supportive relationships in their school buildings.

Learning Objectives

• To overview the principles of violence prevention, diversity education, and the bullying dynamic

• To define behaviors associated with the bully, target, bystander and the upstander

• To learn and practice intervention strategies that reinforce a respect for diversity

• To learn and practice prevention/intervention strategies that empower children who are targeted or who are bystanders

• To prepare and work toward implementing an action plan that will assist schools in enhancing their school climate and creating safe space

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018
Teaching Diverse Learners

This session is a Menu A course option for the WVCPD Teacher Academy and is open to all teachers.

Teaching Diverse Learners is a session designed around Carol Ann Tomlinson’s book, Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom and Think Big, Smart Small by Gayle Gregory and Martha Kaufeldt which highlights the brain basics that affect your classroom the most— attention, memory, emotions, and stress.

Discussion topics and strategies include differentiated instruction strategies and resources, accommodating the needs of all students, and pacing and planning tips.

With a variety of simple brain-compatible strategies, you’ll see a measurable difference in your differentiated classrooms.

Your space will not be guaranteed until payment for the session or purchase order number is received.

  
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