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The Teacher Academy

Formerly known as the Beginning Teacher Academy, the Teacher Academy is a restructured professional development opportunity for educators along the spectrum of experience. With the implementation of the revised West Virginia Educator Evaluation System, the Teacher Academy is designed to support veteran and beginning teachers using research-based materials and instructional strategies. With a focus on classroom management, professional practice and student engagement, the Teacher Academy allows teachers to build upon a foundation of proven practices.

To view the Teacher Academy FAQ, click here.

To view the 2017 - 2018 Teacher Academy schedule, click here.


 The Process

1. Choose one session from each menu column to create your customized Teacher Academy professional development plan.

2. Once you have selected your sessions, review the calendar to choose dates and locations.

3. Register at www.wvcpd.org in March.

4. If needed, contact Carla Warren, program director, at Carla.Y.Warren@wv.gov or 304-558-0539 with questions.

Menu A Courses Menu B Courses Menu C Courses
Two Days On-site One-Day On-site Online
Classroom Management: Setting the Stage

Understanding and Dealing with Difficult Situations

Book Study #1: What Great Teachers Do Differently
by Todd Whitaker

Classroom Management: The Power of Planning

Digital Tools to Promote Family Engagement and Student Success
Book Study #2: 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors
by Annette Breaux
Teaching Diverse Learners Empowering Bystanders, Empowering Schools: Strategies to Enhance Bullying Prevention and Respect for Diversity
Book Study #3: Teach Smart
by PJ Caposey and Todd Whitaker
Narrowing the Achievemet Gap (Previously Ruby Payne I and II) Ruby Payne I: Understanding the Framework for Poverty

Book Study #4: Poor Students, Rich Teaching by Eric Jenson

* Ruby Payne I is a prerequisite to attend Ruby Payne II

Sample Course Plans

Year one sample course plan:

1. Book Study #2 - 101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors

2. Ruby Payne I

3. Classroom Management - Setting the Stage

Year two sample course plan:

1. Book Study #3 - Teach Smart

2. Understanding and Dealing with Difficult Situations

3. Teaching Diverse Learners

How to Register

1. Create an account at www.wvcpd.org.

2. Register online as session schedules become available. An annual $125 registration fee covers materials, single lodging and some meals for all Teacher Academy sessions attended within the same school year.

Contact Carla Warren, program director, at 304-558-0539, or carla.y.warren@wv.gov with questions.

Click here for complete course schedules, descriptions, and registration.
 (select Teacher Programs option on Upcoming Events page).


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