The West Virginia Department of Education, Division of Curriculum & Instruction firmly believes in providing quality research-based professional development and support to educators and students in order to assist in their educational endeavors. The four offices that comprise this division are Assessment & Accountability, Instruction, Instructional Technology, and Special Programs: Extended & Early Learning.
The West Virginia Board of Education and the Department of Education is committed to improving the educational proficiency of all students in West Virginia. To this aim, we have developed a set of five strategic goals. These goals have been translated into a strategic plan which includes objectives to achieve the goals; timelines, activities, and responsibilities to implement the plan; and evidence measuring progress to achieving each goal.
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In 2005, the state of West Virginia became the second state in the nation to join the Partnership for 21st Century Skills ("P21"). P21, an advocacy organization that includes members from the business community, education leaders, and policymakers, was developed to "define a powerful vision for 21st century education to ensure every child's success as citizens and workers in the 21st century" (P21, 2004). Highlighted by four core 21st century student learning outcomes, the unified vision of the Partnership is to develop teaching and learning for the 21st century in order to strengthen education in America.
The WVDE, with guidance from the visionary work of P21, has instituted a comprehensive framework that has included policies, strategies, and resources to implement 21st century learning and instruction.