Instructional Design, Management, Delivery And Assessment To Be Highlighted At School System Leadership Team Conference

January 25, 2005

Charleston, W.Va. – County Leadership Teams will travel to Charleston next week to take part in a three-day professional development conference designed to promote high performing schools in all county school systems. The West Virginia Department of Education will host its School System Leadership Team Winter Conference from January 25-27 at the Charleston Civic Center. The event will focus on instruction, beginning with a salute to quality teaching by recognizing all county teachers of the year.  

The conference will kick off on Tuesday, January 25, with a keynote address by Dr. Jim Sweeney, a former Superintendent of Sacramento Unified School District and current Superintendent in Residence of the Stupski Foundation, a non-profit operating foundation to help ensure all children in America, regardless of race or income, have access to a high-quality public education. Conferees will hear a second keynote address by Dr. John Brown, an adjunct professor of curriculum development at Trinity College in Washington, D.C. and an educational consultant whose areas of expertise include Dimensions of Learning, Performance-Based Instruction and Assessment, Standards-Based Curriculum and Instruction, and Understanding by Design.  

Participants will have the opportunity to take part in in-depth discussions including Standards-Based Mathematics, Classroom Culture, High Yield Strategies, Strategic Planning and Literacy Skills. Participants will also participate in breakout sessions that will allow them to share strategies used to enhance instructional effectiveness and bring about student success.  

“This three-day conference will allow county leadership teams to take back to their counties information that will help their schools become high-performing schools,” said State Superintendent of Schools David Stewart. “A key ingredient for high performing schools is quality instruction and this conference is concentrating on instructional design, management, delivery and assessment.”  

For more information about the School System Leadership Team Winter Conference, contact Lydia McCue, Executive Assistant to the State Superintendent, at (304) 558-3199.

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