Wesleyan offering Literacy Academy

For one week, West Virginia Wesleyan College Education faculty will offer teachers professional development in the new literacy standards.

Sessions will focus on an in-depth investigation of the Common Core State Standards (West Virginia Next Generation Standards), instructional shifts and practical literacy planning, and practices that align with these newly adopted standards.

At the end of the week, teachers will leave with self-created lessons to take back with them to use in their own classrooms. Faculty members Tammy Samples and Edwina Howard-Jack will follow up with the teachers by offering quarterly meetings during the school year to support teachers as they implement these changes in the classroom.

This academy is open to both K-12 teachers in the RESA VII area and to pre-service education students interested in learning more about the new literacy standards. The counties in the RESA VII area include Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker and Upshur.

Participants may earn three hours of WVWC graduate credit for $425 or earn four Continuing Education Credits if deemed appropriate by the county for the cost of $400. Enrollment is limited to the first 40 teachers.

Applications may be downloaded from the WVWC website and sent to Dr. Kathleen Long, dean of graduate studies. Pre-registration extends to June 10, and on-site registration is scheduled for June 17 at 8 a.m. in Haymond Hall room 120 on the college’s campus. Classes run from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a lunch break from noon-1 p.m. daily.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Lynn Rupp, director of the master’s in education programs, by emailing rupp_l@wvwc.edu.