West Virginia Board of Education Highlights How W.Va. Schools Remake Learning

May 11, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) President Mike Green and West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) Chief Information Officer Sterling Beane recently attended Google Pittsburgh’s launch of Remake Learning Days—a regional festival of innovative teaching and learning. The celebration was marked by more than 150 events hosted by local schools, museums, libraries, out-of-school organizations, early learning centers, and more.

In order to better understand and support future-ready learning, the WVDE prepared a video presentation highlighting some of the ways that West Virginia schools remake learning. The video was presented by students Hannah Graham and Austin Midkiff, seniors at Huntington High School, and the presentation was filmed live by broadcasting students from Wood County Technical Center. The video highlighted STEM programs, the W.Va. Virtual Schools, community partnerships and flipped lessons, among other things. All of these are ways that W.Va. classrooms look and feel different than they did five years ago.

“It is inspiring to see this kind of innovation in education, especially the integration of community partnerships in the classrooms,” said Green. “The future of learning is here, it is now, and we must empower our teachers, students and communities to join together to create an environment that is conducive to lifelong learning.”

To view the video presentation, visit http://wvde.state.wv.us/technology/showcase.

For additional information, contact the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.

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