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Free Staff Development Offered for Civics/Government Teachers in WV

March 08, 2004

Charleston, W.Va. - An exciting professional development opportunity for 30 West Virginia Civic/Government teachers is taking place at the Embassy Suites in Charleston, West Virginia from March 28-30, 2004. If you want to be a part of this exciting training, complete the attached registration and fax or mail immediately. All costs (travel, hotel, substitute teachers, food) will be covered for participants.  

We the PeopleÖ The Citizens and the Constitution is a nationally acclaimed civic education program about the history and philosophy of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is designed to promote civic responsibility among students by enhancing their understanding of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The program aligns with the West Virginia Content Standards and Objectives and complements the regular school curriculum by providing upper elementary, middle school and high school students with a course of instruction on the history and principles of democracy in the United States and the history of its development.  

Complimentary sets of materials will be given (30 student texts and a teacherís guide) to teachers who attend this professional development training and who participate in the program. Each We the People... textbook is designed for a wide range of student abilities and may be used in a variety of ways in your classroom.  

Complete the attached registration and fax or mail immediately. Registration http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2004/we-registration.doc Agenda http://wvde.state.wv.us/tt/2004/we-agenda.doc  

For more information about the training, contact Jennie Shaffer, State We the People Coordinator, at 304-788-5813 email or Sharon Flack, Social Studies Coordinator for the Office of Instructional Services, WVDE at 304-558-7805. Email:  

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