Educators Gather in Charleston for WVDE’s Summer Leadership Conference

July 23, 2003

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Educators from across West Virginia are meeting in Charleston at the Charleston Civic Center for the West Virginia Department of Education’s Summer Leadership Conference. The conference begins today and runs through Thursday, July 24.  

Educators within this year’s target audience – Technical and Adult Educators, School and School System Leaders and County Technology Leaders – will be exploring their specific roles in ensuring all children in West Virginia receive a top quality education.  

Content Standards and Objectives for their fields of study will be the focus of the Technical and Adult Educators strand. School and School System Leaders will learn how they can provide assistance and support to classroom teachers. They also will be introduced to the professional development modules currently being developed for use by West Virginia teachers. County Technology Leaders will explore the role of technology as it assists teachers and administrators in the delivery and assessment of a quality education.  

“This year’s conference will provide all educators the opportunity to enhance their skills and bring those skills into the classroom this fall,” said State Schools Superintendent Dr. David Stewart. “Each strand will dedicate sessions toward building a more successful education program. And implementing West Virginia Achieves, our state’s No Child Left Behind plan.”  

Dr. Stewart will kick off this year’s conference at 10 a.m. today with his annual “State of the Schools” address. Immediately following his address, former Governor Gaston Caperton will present the Annual Caperton Technology Award. On Wednesday, Hans Meeter, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Vocational and Adult Education with the U.S. Department of Education, will speak at the noon session for the Technical and Adult Educators strand.  

For more information about the conference, please contact Karen Larry, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at (304) 558-2118.

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