Education 2000 Workshops Scheduled July 31 - Aug. 2

July 03, 2000

CHARLESTON Over 800 educators from across the Mountain State will converge on Charleston July 31-August 2 for a series of workshops designed to improve student performance by enhancing the skills of educators.  

Sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education, WV Education Workshops 2000: Reaching for Results, will feature workshops in the following six areas: Reading Academy, Project CATS, Project MERIT, K-4 Academy, School Nurses and Counselors.  

These workshops are being developed 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 our educators.  

According to Larry, invitations and pre-registration materials will be mailed to schools in mid-April. No registration fee will be charged to participants or their schools; lodging, materials and some meals will be provided as part of the workshops.  

Larry, who is chairing the planning committee for the workshops, said that the Department will not sponsor its Leaders of Learning Conference this summer. She said that the Department is currently considering whether to replace or to re-introduce the annual conference in the summer of 2001. In the interim, the Department will hold targeted workshops for educators.  

The 25th Technical and Adult Education Conference will begin on Wednesday, August 2, following a joint general session with WV Education Workshops 2000: Reaching for Results.

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