“Special needs teachers are among the most dedicated educators working in classrooms today,” said state Superintendent Steve Paine. “They are hard-working individuals who have a passion for teaching and high expectations that every child can learn. Incorporating 21st century teaching techniques will help them close the achievement gap and challenge all children to achieve their potential.”
The five-day event from July 26-30 at Embassy Suites will feature national expert Ted McCain, an author, teacher, innovator and pioneer in technology education. McCain’s keynote address is scheduled for Monday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. He will focus on how students and learning are affected by the technological changes taking place in the world today and how schools must change.
West Virginia has taken note and is changing its educational system from preschool to high school by adding world-class rigor to core subjects and aligning state standards with national standards in the National Assessment for Education Progress (NAEP), ACT, and SAT, as well as with international standards in the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS).
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