Below are the recommendations of the WVBE Finance and Funding Committee that will be presented to the West Virginia Board of Education for consideration at the Board’s December 12 meeting.
Thank you for your assistance in this endeavor.
I was asked to share this information with you. As you recall Joanna spoke at an earlier meeting.
Greetings! In case you don’t know me already, I’m Joanna Burt-Kinderman, math instructional coach from Pocahontas County.
WVU secondary math education professor Dr. Matthew Campbell and I are working together to secure funding for a project that will identify, support and leverage teams of master teachers in grades 6-12 math. We have a small planning grant to do this work from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be applying this summer for major funding to support this state-wide initiative.
As a research / practice partnership, we want to ensure that our proposal reflects the very best of research in teacher leadership AND the very best ideas from every corner of WV. We know there is struggle in our state. But we also know there are phenomenal pockets of success. This project will focus on our leveraging strengths - our best math teachers and their best ideas for how we can all get better.
We ask for your participation in a survey found at the following link: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eA7zpFwPaKJmngp that serves to gather some initial ideas on mathematics teacher leadership from education stakeholders across the state. We need your help to reach as many math teachers, principals and administrators as we can. We need a wide variety of perspectives - from teachers who need more support to teachers who could offer more to their colleagues. We need principals and superintendents whose schools have certified math teachers and those who are struggling to keep certified math teachers.
This proposal and project will be the best if your voices are included. Please help us by participating in and distributing this survey as widely as possible via email and social media. Together, we can grow a better future for WV, one math classroom at a time.
Joanna Burt-Kinderman, Pocahontas County Schools
Dr. Matthew Campbell, WVU
Please be advised that our Leadership training for New and Aspiring Superintendents will be conducted at Oglebay Resort, in Wheeling WV on December 6, 2018. Our membership meeting will follow on Friday December 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. I have attached the agendas for Thursday and Friday as well as financials and minutes. McKinley Architecture and Engineering are sponsoring their Holiday Party at Oglebay on Thursday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Please respond if you plan to attend.
It is now time for you to register and make lodging arrangements of our upcoming Winter Conference which will be held at the Bridgeport Conference Center on January 24 -25, 2019.
There are three attachments with this email to assist you in your planning:
Attachment 1: Our Winter Conference will be focused on Legal & Current Issues. The topics of the conference were selected based the results of an earlier survey of our membership.
Attachment 2: Registration for the conference. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 4, 2019. All conference registrants meeting the registration deadline will receive a WVASA shirt.
Attachment 3: Lodging information for the Wingate Inn. Please register ASAP and use the conference code provided to get the conference room rate.
Additional lodging is available at the Marriott, just across the interstate from the Wingate Inn. The link below will take you directly to their online reservation site:
If there are other administrators in your county office that are not yet WVASA members, but would benefit from our conference topics, this is a great time for them to attend a WVASA Conference and become members. A complimentary membership is included in the non-member registration fee.
See you in Bridgeport!
Members, please be advised that our Leadership training for New and Aspiring Superintendents will be conducted at WVU Parkersburg, in Parkersburg WV on October 25, 2018. Our membership meeting will follow on Friday October 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Address: 300 Campus Dr, Parkersburg, WV 26104
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Parkersburg East
10057 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg WV 26104
Room rate is $79.00 per night. They have a block of 30 rooms for Wednesday, October 24 and a block of 30 for Thursday, October 25. The block is under the name West Virginia Association of School Administrators.
The block of rooms will be held at the discounted rate until October 17 at 6:00 pm.
Please use the link below to register for the October and December Leadership sessions. WVASA and WVDE will provide a certificate for those who attend each session.
Finally, we are working to put together a collaborative platform within Office365 which will be shared at the October meeting so that we can share resources and
Dr. Kim Miller, Ohio County Superintendent, shared the following books as great learning resources:
Lessons from the Mouse - Dennis Snow
The Trust Factor - Combs, Edmonson, Harris
Most Likely to Succeed - Wagner, Dintersmith
What Schools Could Be - Dintersmith
The Innovator's Mindset - Couros
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria – Tatum