Summit helps enhance educational excellence

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV)– Educators from all over West Virginia will come together this week for the first statewide summit for educational excellence of the summer.

Nearly 1,000 teachers have gathered to participate in various professional learning sessions to help enhance their teaching for the upcoming school year. Officials wanted to give them the opportunity to choose sessions for the summit that would help them with standards-focused teaching and learning.

The summit is a way for local teachers to request areas in the educational system that they want to learn more about. This way, they’re able to be their best for their students.

Throughout the week they will hear from keynote speakers, celebrate the education profession and participate in boot camps dedicated to their content areas.

The State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Paine, says they wanted to focus the summit on what teachers need the most. The summit will also highlight ways for teachers to get through the possible challenges they may face in their classrooms.

“What do you want to learn about the most. What makes the best sense for you given the challenges that you face next year with your students,” said Paine.

Paine also says they surveyed teachers all over the state about what sessions the summit should offer and what it should focus on.

“We actually sent out survey requests to educators throughout the state. Tell us what you need, tell us the sessions that are the most impactful for you,” said Paine.

The next summit is scheduled for July 30-August 3 at the Civic Center in Charleston, WV.

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