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Students conducting a chemistry experiment
Jul 13, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center (R5CC) is collaborating with the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices (SISEP) Center to increase Virginia's capacity to use implementation and improvement science at the state, district, and school levels. The work supports sustained and scaled use of Evidence-based Practices by school staff and teachers to improve outcomes for students…
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Map of people connected to each other via a network
Jul 7, 2021
The Region 5 Comprehensive Center team embarked on a journey with state educational leaders in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia to co-develop a Networked Improvement Community (NIC) which is resulting in ready-made NIC facilitator resources for states, districts, building leaders and/or teacher teams to utilize. This co-creation involves a design, apply, refine, finalize, and release cycle.  The most recent set of materials…
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Cluster of people connected through a network
Jun 21, 2021
The number of educator preparation program completers in WV declined 27% between 2008-09 and 2018-19, as shown by the most recent data from Title II Reports: National Preparation Data.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, West Virginia also has reported teacher shortages in many counties and subject areas ranging from Art to World Languages (available at U.S. Department of Education: Teacher Shortage Reports). To better match supply…
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Three teachers
Jun 14, 2021
West Virginia Legislature House Bill 4804 provides an opportunity for school districts to design teacher leader roles that can provide teachers with opportunities for advancement without leaving the classroom. The Teacher Leadership funding provides for multiple leadership opportunities including training and salary stipends for the roles. School districts can take several approaches to identify and designing pertinent teacher leadership roles…
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Field of tulips
Jun 7, 2021
Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten opened the May 27 Summer Learning and Enrichment Collaborative meeting by describing the creativity she's seeing from school districts and their partners as summer learning and enrichment programs open throughout the nation. Dr. Marten emphasized that summer learning needs to be sustainable beyond this summer. She called the collaborative a broad community of practice designed to reopen schools safely,…

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