W.Va. Is Working Together for All Students
Posted: October 13, 2008
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Teaming is the theme for the Fall School System Leadership Team Conference scheduled to take place Oct. 14 – 16 at the Charleston Civic Center. Hundreds of school leaders from across West Virginia will explore how professional learning communities can impact 21st century learning.
What is a learning community? Educators committed to working collaboratively in teams to achieve better results for the students they serve. The key to improved learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educators.
“Research shows that a team approach to professional learning can provide the support necessary to initiate and sustain change,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Steve Paine.
During the three-day conference, two featured keynote speakers will share their expertise and wisdom with the participants. Tom Many, a national expert on how to transform school systems into professional learning communities, will kick off the “Teaming to Promote 21st Century Learning” at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 14. Seth Kahan, a national expert on using community in the work place to make and sustain change, will present at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 16.
Other conference highlights include a keynote address by Superintendent Paine, clinic sessions presented by Tim Brown, Jan Chappuis and Chris Jakicic as well as a variety of local, state and national practitioners.