Important Information for Teachers
All educators and administrators with a Webtop account now have full, unfiltered access to YouTube from school computers. To access YouTube, simply go to http://www.youtube.com or click on a YouTube link. When prompted, enter your Webtop username and password. YouTube will then be completely unblocked on that computer until you close your browser or when your session expires after a period of time. Individual videos can still be whitelisted as before using the form available in the Webtop. Whitelisted videos are available for anyone to view without logging in.
Please note that the YouTube Proxy Project only allows you to bypass the statewide filter. Filters implemented at the county or school level may still prevent you from accessing YouTube.
OEPA Lesson Plan Review Procedures October 2011
W. Va. Code §18A-4-14, states, in part:
In order for teachers to be successful, it is imperative that they have adequate time to plan rich and engaging lessons for all students. The planning period conferred by W. Va. Code §18A-4-14 should be carefully guarded by administrators so that teachers may meaningfully utilize the time to its greatest benefit. The Public Employees Grievance Board has clarified that there are occasions on which teachers may properly be asked to use a portion of the planning period to participate in group planning activities such as SAT meetings, IEP meetings, joint planning and other activities used in completing the necessary preparations for the instruction of pupils. However, these occasions should be minimized and eliminated whenever possible.
For further clarification on this topic, please contact the Office of Legal Services at 304.558.3667.
State Superintendent's Leadership Institute