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Champion School Teams Meet To Learn More About SAS inSchool

October 14, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. - With 65 laptops aglow, teachers and administrators from the 11 SAS inSchool Champion Schools met for their first training session on October 13-14. The Champion Schools Program, a continuation of a partnership between the West Virginia Department of Education and the Wellman Family Foundation, will validate the use of technology by tying results directly to assessment. It is the first SAS inSchool statewide program in the country to associate state standards and assessment to Curriculum Pathways content.  

Wellman named the 11 high schools from across the state as the SAS inSchool Champion Schools during the Statewide Technology Conference in August. The Program recognizes individual teachers and particular schools that are the most active using SAS inSchool’s Curriculum Pathways.  

Each Champion School Team consists of a school administrator, a mathematics teacher, a science teacher, a language arts teacher, a social studies teacher and when possible, a Spanish teacher.  

The WVDE Office of Instructional Technology is providing the professional development to each SAS inSchool team; a web-based electronic portfolio tool; assistance in the development of pre-tests and post-tests via the I-Know website; and laptops and digital cameras, among other provisions to the team members.  

In turn, Champion School teacher team members are attending SAS inSchool professional development sessions. They also must plan and implement four SAS inSchool Curriculum Pathways content activities, projects, web inquiries and/or activities and mentor other teachers in the use and implementation of SAS inSchool Curriculum Pathways content. Team members will assist a minimum of 20 students in documenting evidence of usage and student progress.  

For more information about the SAS inSchool Champion Schools, contact Brenda Williams, Executive Director for the Office of Instructional Technology, at (304) 558-7880. For more information about SAS inSchool, visit www.sasinschool.com.  

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