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WVDE Employee Receives National Award
Posted on April 14, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Board of Education members recognized Mark Moore for being named the 2008 Thinkfinity Trainer of the Year. Moore, an employee of the West Virginia Department of Education, earned the national distinction for providing Thinkfinity training to nearly 800 West Virginia teachers during 2008.

West Virginia Board of Education President Delores W. Cookand state Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steve Painepresent the board’s Apple Award to Mark Moore.
Thinkfinity is a free, comprehensive program and online portal of 55,000 educational resources, including standards-based, grade-specific, K-12 lesson plans and other interactive tools and materials for students. The program offers teachers from elementary through high school access to resources across eight academic disciplines, ranging from science to English to mathematics to improve student achievement.In addition to providing standards-based resources from the nation’s leading educational and literacy organizations, Thinkfinity also provides a free, robust professional development program for teachers and trainers.The West Virginia Department of Education partnered with the Verizon Foundation several years ago to offer Thinkfinity. For more information about Thinkfinity, contact the WVDE Communications Office at 304-558-2699.