Department Plans Early Language Learning Conference for February 16

January 26, 2001

The West Virginia Department of Education will sponsor a WV-NNELL (National Network for Early Language Learning) Conference on February 16 at the Embassy Suites in Charleston.  

The conference is being sponsored for K-5 teachers and administrators (two teachers and one administrator per county). The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

The conference will promote the development of K-5 foreign language programs. Up to $85 per day will be provided for substitute coverage for teachers, and participating counties will receive a block grant of up to $100 to defray traveling expenses.  

Teachers interested in attending should contact their county superintendent for a conference application.  

Persons wanting more information about the conference should contact Deborah M. Harki, West Virginia Department of Education, at (304) 558-7805 (  


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