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2001 Leaders of Learning Workshops Information Now Available in Schools

May 22, 2001

Over 800 educators from across the Mountain State will meet in Charleston July 30 to August 1 for a series of targeted workshops designed to improve student performance by enhancing skills of educators.  

The workshops will be held in the Charleston Civic Center, the Marriott, and the Embassy Suites with all joint sessions in the Civic Center.  

Invitations and pre-registration materials (including registration and lodging forms and detailed workshop information) were mailed directly to schools earlier this month.  

Lodging, materials and some meals will be provided free as part of the workshops.  

Sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education, “Leaders of Learning: Workshops 2001” will feature programs in eight areas for specific audiences. The workshops and their team leaders are:  

Physical education teachers (K-12) - John Ray, (304-558-8830)  

Phonemic awareness (K-1 and Title I teachers, principals, Speech Therapists) - Sharon Flack, Kathy Knighton, Beverly Kingery (304-558-7805)  

Counselors (K-12) - Lisa Burton-Sites, Karen Huffman (304-558-2546)  

UCIP (county staff)- Teddi Cox (304-558-3788)  

Science teachers - Phyllis Barnhart, Brenda West (304-558-7805)  

Math teachers - Larry Lamb (304-558-7805)  

Technology contacts - Brenda Williams (304-558-7880)  

PBS (Positive Behavior Supports: Classroom Management for K-12 school teams) - Jim Parker, Mary Jane Kerwood, Francie Clark (304-558-2696)  

Invitations to the targeted audiences were issued in school mailings May 4. Some workshops are already nearing capacity.  

The two and one-half day professional development offering will begin with a joint luncheon Monday, July 30, followed by a general session with guest keynote speaker Crystal Kuykendall, a Maryland educator well known for her thoughts on the importance of high expectations for all students.  

The workshops will work independently through their own specific agendas for the remainder of the sessions but will then conclude with another joint luncheon on Wednesday, August 1, followed by a concluding general session where nearly 800 participants will hear the State of the Schools Address by State Superintendent Dr. David Stewart.  

“These workshops are being designed to meet the requirements of federal grants and department initiatives,” said Karen Larry, administrative assistant to the State Superintendent of Schools. “This professional development initiative is being sponsored to improve student performance by enhancing the skills of West Virginia’s educators.”  

For more information about the workshops, contact one of the team leaders or Larry at 304-558-2118.  

You can download the Registration form here: http://wvde.state.wv.us/leaders/2001/registration.pdf  

You can dowload the Lodging form here: http://wvde.state.wv.us/leaders/2001/lodging.pdf  

These files are provided as PDF documents. You will need Adobe Acrobat to print and view them.

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