As West Virginia moves into the 2020-21 school year, no one is certain what education might look like. One thing, however, is clear: We must make sure that we address students’ social/emotional well-being as well as their academic needs, whether students are engaged in learning entirely in-person, entirely through remote delivery or through a blended model.

The West Virginia Department of Education Division of Teaching and Learning is pleased to present the Instructional Support Professional Learning Forum. This forum features a series of more than 90 online professional learning sessions focused on a variety of topics. It is designed to help West Virginia educators – including teachers, counselors, school administrators, county personnel, academic coaches, school psychologists and others – prepare for the upcoming school year, regardless of whether student engagement takes place through in-person, virtual, or blended learning. Below are recorded versions of the live sessions presented August 3 – 7, 2020. Please contact the Division of Teaching and Learning at 304-558-8098 with questions.

2020 Instructional Support Professional Learning Forum Documentation of Participation

  • To document participation in each of the Instructional Support Professional Learning Forum sessions, participants must complete the survey/evaluation form at the completion of each session if they wish to
    • document attendance or
    • counties request they document attendance for continuing education credits, non-degree graduate credit with Concord, and/or a Certificate of Completion from WVDE.
  • As announced in each session, it is important that the session evaluation forms be completed by 5 p.m. on the day participants attend sessions.
  • WVDE will provide each county with a list of participants from that county along with the number and titles of the sessions each participant attended.
    • Counties may offer participants a stipend for attending forum sessions, but it is up to each county to determine the length and number of sessions that participants must attend to receive the county stipend or continuing education credits.
  • Participants should check with their principals or county offices to determine if county stipends or county-issued CEU credits are available.

Contact Dr. Vaughn Rhudy, vrhudy@k12.wv.us, with questions.

2020 Instructional Support Learning Forum Credit Process

August 3 - 7, 2020
  • Three non-degree graduate credit hours may be earned for attendance during the August 3-7, 2020 forum and the completion of two follow-up forum assignments.
  • Please go to https://wveis.k12.wv.us/registration/ no later than August 7, 2020 and complete course registration. Credit will be awarded by Concord University at the end of the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Course assignment Information, as well as non-degree graduate credit registration and payment information, will be provided after course registration is completed.
    • The three-hour non-degree graduate credit cost may be applied to salary reclassification will be $99.00.
    • Certificate Renewal may be earned, at no cost, via a WVLearns Course Certificate of Completion.
  • Note: While registering at https://wveis.k12.wv.us/registration, Select the Instructional Support Learning Forum Educator role (the last role listed in the dropdown menu) when completing course registration.

Contact Donna Landin, dlandin@k12.wv.us, with questions.