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Celebrating West Virginia's 150th Birthday

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - Thursday, June 01, 2017
AP Coordinator/Administrator Webinar

This Webinar is for experienced AP coordinators and administrators. It is current for winter 2016-2017. New AP coordinators are encouraged to attend a face-to-face session for information regarding coordinating the AP exam.

You must register for this course and a confirmation containing the link to the Webinar will be sent to you via the email address listed in your profile account information. At the conclusion of the Webinar, you will be prompted to complete a short quiz for completion of the Webinar and to receive a completion certificate.

This Webinar will provide instruction on the following topics:

  • WV Board of Education Policy 2510 as it relates to Advanced Placement
  • What's New in AP
  • AP Potential
  • AP Coordinator Support
  • AP Summer Institute
  • AP Test Fee Waiver Program
  • WV Center for Professional Development Support

This webinar will satisfy Policy 2510 requirements for administrators and AP coordinators.

Issues Logging on to Webinar or Quiz? Please contact:

Karen Linville, Karen.R.Linville@wv.gov

Jenna Green, Jenna.R.Green@wv.gov

1-800-982-7348/(304) 558-0539


Monday, February 13, 2017 - Monday, April 10, 2017
February Book Study # 1 - "What Great Teachers..."

Online Book Study

February 2017

Title: What Great Teachers Do Differently

Author: Todd Whitaker

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.

Upon registering, teachers will receive information via email about how to participate in the online book study.


Monday, February 13, 2017 - Monday, April 10, 2017
February Book Study # 2 -"101 Answers"

Online Book Study

February 2017

Title: 101 "Answers" for New Teachers and Their Mentors

Author: Annette L. Breaux

This book provides:

Instant impact on teaching and learning

A collection of thought provoking teaching tips for new teachers

Stimulates and organizes interactive sessions between new teachers and their mentors

Offers common sense strategies for any teacherseeking to be more effective.

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.

Upon registering, teachers will receive information via email about how to participate in the online book study.


Monday, February 13, 2017 - Monday, April 10, 2017
February Book Study # 3 - "Teach Smart"

Online Book Study

February 2016

Title: Teach Smart

Authors: PJ Caposey and Todd Whitaker

This book will transform your classroom from teacher-centered to learner-centered! This book shows you how with eleven easy-to-implement strategies you can use immediately to put students at the center! 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

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.

Upon registering, teachers will receive information via email about how to participate in the online book study.


Monday, February 20, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017
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 2017

There are five sessions in the Infusing Technology Online series. This series will run from August 2016 – April 2017. To apply for graduate credit, you need to successfully complete three of the five sessions scoring 80% or above. For more detailed information on the other sessions, please see the Infusing Technology section of the website.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Evaluation Leadership Institute (Charleston- SESSION FULL)

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.


Friday, May 05, 2017 - Saturday, May 06, 2017
Evaluation Leadership Institute (WV State Session)

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.


Thursday, May 11, 2017
Evaluation Protocol and Review (Charleston)

This session on the evaluation system is provided to recently hired principals, experienced principals who did not attend evaluation training on the new system previously or want an evaluation "refresher," and those educators who want to maintain a current administrative certificate. It will cover the evaluation process and best practices in observation, conferencing, and using new technology. Principals are encouraged to bring an iPad or smart phone to the session.


Monday, June 19, 2017 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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, June 19, 2017 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Advanced Credential Teacher Mentor Renewal Session

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.

Due to limited demand, this session is only offered one time per year.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Thursday, June 22, 2017
Teacher Mentor Training - The Framework for Teaching (Days 3-4)

Completion of Days 1-2 Mentor Professional Development since 2006 is a prerequisite for this session.

The professional development will focus on supporting new teachers and setting the foundations for a successful mentor/mentee relationship.

This session is geared toward experienced teachers who will work as mentors for new teachers.

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 for a successful mentor/mentee relationship.


Monday, June 26, 2017 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Infusing Technology Academy - Charleston

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.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Biology - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl Mitchell has been a faculty consultant for The College Board since 2003, serving as a reader for the AP Biology exam, a presenter for College Board’s online events, and she leads workshops and summer institutes in AP Biology, Pre-AP Science Vertical Teams, and Transitioning to Inquiry Based Labs. Most recently, she was invited to present the AP Biology workshop for experienced teachers at the 2013 and 2016 AP Annual Conferences. Cheryl’s teaching experience encompasses all levels of biology and chemistry (AP, honors, grade level) and, after spending 12 years as the science chair at The Hebrew Academy in Miami Beach, Florida, she moved to the Philadelphia area in 2010, where she currently teaches AP Biology and honors chemistry at The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Calculus AB - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Paul Gruber

Paul Gruber has taught mathematics at Elizabeth High School in New Jersey since 1999, and has taught mathematics for over thirty years. He teaches AP Calculus AB and AP Statistics. Paul created the website fromalgebratocalculus.com to share his knowledge and help students better understand various aspects of mathematics.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
English Language - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Conni Shelnut

Conni Shelnut is a retired teacher from Lakeland High School, Lakeland, Florida. She has been involved with Advanced Placement since 1981, having first taught Pre-AP and then AP English Literature followed by AP English Language. She was named the 2002 Outstanding Florida Teacher of English. She has written about her experience as an AP exam reader and the advice she can give to other teachers from that experience. It can be accessed at this link - http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/courses/teachers_corner/17306.html


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
English Literature - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: J. Ryan Hoague

J. Ryan Hoague, MA, has taught English at Temple City High School in California for 20 years, including 15 years of AP English Literature instruction. In his teaching and 10 years as a College Board Consultant, he has refined his ideas about the elements of an effective AP Lit course. Mr. Hoague has also served as Chairperson of the English department and on numerous committees focused on curriculum and composition. He has additionally been an adjunct college instructor at Pasadena City College.

A seasoned scorer, Mr. Hoague has been an AP exam reader for English Literature since 2001, serving as table leader for Question 3 in recent years. He also reads the essay portion of the SAT and placement essays for the Cal State University system.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Government & Politics: U.S. - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Noah Lipman

Noah Lipman is a retired trial attorney who has taught at the law school, college, and high school levels. In addition to his law degree, he has a master’s degree in history and numerous graduate credits in both education and economics. For the last 12 years, he has been a professor at Monmouth University in the history department. He is also the CO-AP Coordinator at Long Branch High School where he teaches AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History, and AP Macro Economics. He has served as an AP reader for the past 8 years, and in 2010 he was honored by College Board as one of their national teachers of the year.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Physics I - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Stephen Schuh

Steven Schuh teaches all levels of physics at The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. Since joining the Academy, he has been awarded Meritorious distinction for both Service and Teaching, and has been listed several times with Who’s Who Among American Teachers.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Psychology - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Nancy Fenton

Nancy Fenton teaches AP Psychology at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. She also teaches an online curriculum that she created and implements for AP Psychology through Northwesten University. Nancy has been an AP Psychology exam reader since 2008 and an IB Psychology exam reader since 2015. In 2013, she was awarded the APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) Excellence in Teaching Award.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
Spanish Language - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Jay Duhl

Jay Duhl teaches AP Spanish Language at Parsipanny High School in Parsipanny, New Jersey. He has been a College Board consultant since 2011. He is a table leader at the AP Spanish exam reading and is co-author of the AP Spanish Language exam practice workbook, AP Test Prep: Mastering the AP Spanish Exam.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017
U.S. History - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Inwood)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Tom Sleete

Tom Sleete is a teacher with forty-six years of classroom experience, an AP U.S. History exam reading table leader, AP Exam Item Writer, the Gilder-Lehrman 2005 Michigan History Teacher of the Year, and a consultant for the College Board in AP U.S. History, Historical Thinking Skills, Reading Strategies, Vertical Teaming, English/History Interdisciplinary Strategies, Pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Studies, and Writing Tactics Using SOAPSTone. He also taught AP U.S. History at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia until June 2013.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Evaluation Leadership Institute (Charleston Marriott)

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, July 10, 2017 - Tuesday, July 11, 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, July 10, 2017 - Tuesday, July 11, 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.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Biology for New AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Jim Smanik


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Calculus AB for New AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Ted Gott

Ted Gott taught at Southern High School in Maryland for 42 years before retiring in June 2013. He taught AP Calculus for more than 30 years and AP Statistics for 5 years. He has been an AP Calculus exam reader since 2007 and a College Board consultant since 2004, conducting Pre-AP Workshops and AP Calculus summer institutes.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Calculus BC - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Ayana Touval

After being a longtime high school math teacher, Ayana Touval has been teaching precalculus and calculus at Montgomery College. As a College Board consultant she gives AP Calculus AB and BC workshops. She has been invited to give College Board Workshops in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Each June for the past 12 years, she has graded AP calculus exams for the Educational Testing Service.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Chemistry for New AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Bill Cumming


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
English Language for New AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Sherry Wynn Perdue

Before finding a home in the Oakland University Writing Center, Sherry completed an English/American Studies graduate program at Michigan State University and attended School of Criticism and Theory, then located at Dartmouth College. Currently, she is completing a Ph.D. in Education Leadership. Sherry has led both one-day workshops and week-long summer institutes. As an extension of her consultant role, each June she dons her table leader hat at the AP exam reading.?


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
English Literature for New AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Dr. Richard Vogel

Dr. Richard Vogel teaches at Wilton High School in Wilton, CT. He is the author of prep books for both the AP English Literature and AP English Language exams (D&S Marketing), a present and past reader and table leader at the AP exam reading, and a regional consultant in AP English Literature for the College Board. A forty-year veteran of the English classroom, his current students regularly average between 4.5 and 4.7 out of a possible 5 on the AP English Literature examination. He has conducted numerous one-day and week-long AP Summer Institutes as well as presented workshops at the annual AP conference.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
European History - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Susan Barry

Susan has been teaching AP European history at Franklin High School since 2001. She has been actively involved in the course’s redesign since 2011 and served most recently as the College Board advisor to AP European History and as a member of the Test Development Committee. As an author of one of the three Planning and Pacing Guides for the redesigned AP Euro course available online at the College Board website, she has a keen understanding of the changes made to the course. At the annual AP Euro reading in May, Susan served as one of the pilot exam’s SAQ question leaders gaining insight into how the newest portion of the exam will be scored.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Government & Politics: U.S. - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: John Moyer

John Moyer is a teacher at Stow-Munroe Falls High School in Stow, Ohio where he has taught since 1990. He currently teaches AP United States Government & Politics, AP Comparative Government & Politics, and AP Micro as well as Macroeconomics. John has been an AP exam reader and table leader since 2005.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Music Theory - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Richard Zweier

A public school teacher and administrator for 37 years, Mr. Zweier spent 35 years in the Vernon Township (New Jersey) School District. While there his duties included Supervisor of Performing and Visual Arts, High School Choral Director, and Instructor of Advanced Placement (Level 2) and Honors (Level 3) Music Theory.

Mr. Zweier was an exam reader in AP Music Theory from 1999 - 2014. Mr. Zweier has presented numerous one-day workshops in AP Music Theory in Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and New Jersey. Additionally he is a contributor to The College Board's current Teacher's Guide for AP Music Theory.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Physics II - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Oather Strawderman

Oather Strawderman has taught Physics in Lawrence Kansas for the past 20 years. He currently serves as the Science Department Chair at Lawrence Free State High School. His teaching experience includes all forms of AP Physics. He has worked as a table leader and exam reader at the annual AP Physics Reading since 2012. As a College Board endorsed AP Physics Consultant, he has presented workshops all over the US. In addition, Oather was honored to have been invited to present an International Workshop in Kunming China. Oather is also a member of the AP Physics 2 Development Committee where he helps develop the exam and works on the preparation of the course description.

Oather can be reached at www.PhluidPhysics.com.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Psychology - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Jeff Norby

Jeff Norby has served 17 years as a psychology educator. Currently, Jeff teaches Developmental Psychology, Critical Thinking, and General Psychology at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau, Wisconsin. Prior to teaching at the college level he spent 13 years as an AP Psychology instructor in the Minneapolis, Green Bay, and Chicagoland areas. Outside of the classroom, Jeff has served at the AP exam reading for 15 years in both reading and table leading capacities, and is currently serving in year 12 as a consultant for the College Board facilitating workshops.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Studio Art - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Alison Youkilis

Alison Youkilis is an Adjunct Professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before moving on to the university level, Alison taught at Wyoming High School where the art program received the Rockefeller Brothers Award for Excellence as well as the Presidential Commission of the Arts National Recognition Award for Humanities. Her AP Studio Art students had a 100% passage rate. For the past thirteen years, Alison has been a reader for the AP Studio Art exam where she currently serves as a table leader. Her consulting work for both the College Board and International Baccalaureate has taken her throughout the United States and internationally to China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Dubai.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
U.S. History - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Charleston)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Tom Sleete

Tom Sleete is a teacher with forty-six years of classroom experience, an AP U.S. History exam reading table leader, AP Exam Item Writer, the Gilder-Lehrman 2005 Michigan History Teacher of the Year, and a consultant for the College Board in AP U.S. History, Historical Thinking Skills, Reading Strategies, Vertical Teaming, English/History Interdisciplinary Strategies, Pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Studies, and Writing Tactics Using SOAPSTone. He also taught AP U.S. History at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia until June 2013.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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.


Wednesday, July 12, 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.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Biology for Experienced AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Charlotte St. Romain

Charlotte St. Romain taught AP Biology for twelve years and taught biology as well as chemistry for thirty-one years. Charlotte has served as an AP exam reader and provides workshops for College Board focusing on the various aspects of teaching AP Biology.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Calculus AB for Experienced AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Dr. David Platt

Dr. David Platt has been a full-time community college mathematics faculty member since 1990, most recently at Front Range Community College in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has served as an AP® Calculus exam reader or table leader since 2000 and as a certified College Board® consultant since 2002. He has presented numerous AP Calculus AB workshops and AP Summer Institutes throughout the western United States.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Chemistry for Experienced AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Linda Kruegel

Teaching Chemistry has been Linda Kruegel's passion for over 35 years. Sharing her experience with teachers in AP workshops since the ‘90’s has made her career fuller and even more satisfying. Hailing from Hertford, NC, she has had the opportunity to become a consultant in the southern region for the College Board. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Rhode Island and an MAT in Physical Science Education from Fairleigh Dickenson University.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Computer Science Principles - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: John Meinzen


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
English Language for Experienced AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: TBA


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
English Literature for Experienced AP Teachers - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Tom Tucker

Tom Tucker has taught English in both large and small high schools for 33 years, 25 years with AP Literature and Composition. He retired in 2006 from Stockbridge High School in Michigan to work at Lansing Community College, teaching sections of expository writing and honors argumentative writing. In the fall of 2013, he taught AP Literature at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii, returning to Michigan in 2014. Currently, he teaches and mentors at Lansing Community College and develops student test preparation materials for the National Math and Science Institute. For the past three years, he has worked as an AP Literature sample selector for the poetry portion of the exam.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Environmental Science - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Susan Berrend

Susan Berrend teaches at Intermountain Christian School where she teaches a wide variety of science courses, including AP Environmental Science. Susan spends her summers exploring the wide variety of workshops and opportunities available to science teachers. In recent years, this included the American Chemical Society’s program on green chemistry, and participating in the Earthwatch Institute’s teacher in-the-field program. Susan has been an AP Environmental Science exam reader for the past twelve years, and a College Board consultant for seven years.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Human Geography - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Valerie Mervine

Valerie Mervine is an AP Human Geography teacher and the Social Studies Department Chair for Landstown High School, Governor’s STEM & Technology Academy in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She earned her B.A. in Political Science at Georgia Southwestern State University and MAS in Geographic Education from Arizona State University. She is a College Board Consultant for AP Human Geography, has been an APHG table leader since 2008 and an exam reader since 2005. She received the Distinguished Teacher Award for Landstown High School in 2008, 2013, and 2014 and was the Teacher of the Year for 2015. Ms. Mervine wrote the APHG course for Virtual Virginia, an online school for AP and foreign language courses and currently teaches AP Comparative Government for this school. Ms. Mervine is also an Adjunct Professor in the Geography Department for Old Dominion University.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Statistics - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Leigh Nataro

Leigh Nataro has more than twenty-three years of teaching experience at both public and independent schools. Eleven of those years have included teaching high school statistics, AP Statistics and statistics at the community college level. She has served as an exam reader since 2010 and has written multiple choice items for the AP Statistics exam.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
Studio Art - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Alison Youkilis

Alison Youkilis is an Adjunct Professor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before moving on to the university level, Alison taught at Wyoming High School where the art program received the Rockefeller Brothers Award for Excellence as well as the Presidential Commission of the Arts National Recognition Award for Humanities. Her AP Studio Art students had a 100% passage rate. For the past thirteen years, Alison has been a reader for the AP Studio Art exam where she currently serves as a table leader. Her consulting work for both the College Board and International Baccalaureate has taken her throughout the United States and internationally to China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Dubai.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
U.S. History - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Becky Berry

Becky Berry is a teacher at Morgantown High School in Morgantown, WV where she currently teaches honors world history and AP U.S. History. She has taught for 25 years in both middle school and high school. Currently, Becky serves the College Board in a number of capacities. For the past ten years, Becky has served as an exam reader and table leader at the AP Reading. Becky has provided lessons for the College Board professional development modules on AP Central for periods 2 and 7. She has led workshops in the Midwest Region for College Board and is trained to facilitate workshops for AP U.S. History, as well as Historical Thinking Skills, and in 2016 was selected to present at the AP Annual Conference. Additionally, Becky has served as a question item writer for an AP U.S. History textbook.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017
World History - Advanced Placement Summer Institute (Morgantown)

Please Note: In order to complete your registration, you must enter your credit/debit card information or provide a purchase order number from your school or county. Your registration will not be complete without this information.

The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute is a subject-specific professional development opportunity. It provides teachers with the support and training needed to teach AP courses and to utilize AP teaching strategies. Teachers from West Virginia, as well as other states, come together at this institute to learn techniques and tactics for teaching. Participants also engage in discussion and exchange ideas and information with peers about AP courses and exams.

Topics that are often covered in AP Summer Institute sessions include:
· AP courses: goals, objectives, content, resources, bibliographies, and equipment
· The AP Examination: how it is developed and graded
· Syllabi, lesson plans, and assignments
· How to refresh and improve existing AP courses
· Recent changes in AP course descriptions

Instructor: Dr. Perry Rogers

Perry Rogers has been teaching Advanced Placement courses in history and government as department chair and Assistant Head of School at Columbus School for Girls for 35 years. Prior to that, he was a professor at The Ohio State University and continues to teach on the university level as an adjunct. The author of three two-volume textbooks for Pearson, Aspects of Western Civilization (7e), Aspects of World Civilization, and The Human Spirit, Perry has served as a College Board consultant for several years presenting at workshops and summer institutes. Perry holds an M.A. from University of California, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.


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.

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.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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.


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


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
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
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, 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.


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.


Tuesday, December 05, 2017
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.


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
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
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
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, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Thursday, March 08, 2018
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, 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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