Annual Adult and Technical Education Conference Gets Underway July 28

July 26, 2004

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Educators from across West Virginia will gather in Charleston for the West Virginia Department of Education’s (WVDE) 29th Annual Adult and Technical Education Conference. The three-day conference is scheduled for July 28-30 at the Charleston Civic Center. Participants from K-12, higher education and the business community are invited to attend.  

The goal of the conference is to provide school leaders, career/technical teachers and counselors access to presentations on how to lead in raising student achievement through a culture of high expectations that involve rigor, relevance, and having students complete high quality and challenging career technical studies.  

“This professional development event has long been proven beneficial to both the teachers and students,” said State Schools Superintendent David Stewart. “The event brings together educators who are provided opportunities to exchange ideas and discuss challenges.”  

Bryan Townsend, motivational humorist, is scheduled to speak during the second General Session scheduled for noon on Thursday, July 29 in North Hall of the Charleston Civic Center. Townsend has been quoted by Paul Harvey and in USA Today and was recently inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Speakers Hall of Fame.  

For more information about the conference, visit, or contact the Division of Adult and Technical Education at (304) 558-2348.  

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