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1 Welcome to the 2014 WVDE Spring School Counselor Conference

2 Parking Lot and Sharing Use your post-its to write questions, concerns, etc. Place them in the parking lot/playground. Questions/concerns will be addressed at lunch, end of day or with a follow-up after the conference. Use your post-its to write questions, concerns, etc. Place them in the parking lot/playground. Questions/concerns will be addressed at lunch, end of day or with a follow-up after the conference.

3 Conference Requests ITL - in text lingo POV ˜ Phone on vibrate or turn off BHN ˜ Be here now; try to stay focused though the presenters may be boring; pretend if you have to… VATTP ~ THANK the presenters TTW ~ VISIT and THANK the exhibitors Have a great conference! POV ˜ Phone on vibrate or turn off BHN ˜ Be here now; try to stay focused though the presenters may be boring; pretend if you have to… VATTP ~ THANK the presenters TTW ~ VISIT and THANK the exhibitors Have a great conference!

4 Handouts: kshops/2014-Spring-Counselors- Workshop/handouts.php Handouts: kshops/2014-Spring-Counselors- Workshop/handouts.php

5 Today’s Agenda and Logistics Today’s Agenda and Logistics

6 Policy Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Educational Programs Major repeal and replace version Focus on more developmentally effective practice Increasing standards for programming while reducing regulatory mandates Very important opportunity for districts to establish high expectations from the local level based upon the needs of your students

7 Policy Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Educational Programs Public comment extended due to changes based on previous comments – Sections 5 and 13 only – Deadline March 17 th with action April 9 th with an effective date of July 1st Many provisions removed from policy and placed in guidance documents – Initial review today – Released as DRAFT – Official release following April 9 th adoption by the WVBE

8 State Board Goal The West Virginia Board of Education will provide a statewide system of education that ensures all students graduate from high school prepared for success in high- quality postsecondary opportunities in college and/or careers.

9 Rationale The future quality of life for the citizens of West Virginia is directly linked to the performance of our students. Today's students are tomorrow's wage earners and tax payers. Low student achievement levels, decreasing graduation rates and ranking among the nation's lowest levels of post-secondary transition are all bleak predictors of West Virginia's future. We must strive to prepare our graduates to meet the requirements of high quality jobs needed within West Virginia and nationally. In addition to career preparedness, many systemic public issues like obesity, drug dependence, teen pregnancy, and crime are statistically linked to the overall level of education. Thus, unless our education system improves and our young people are prepared to be productive and responsible members of our society, the state will have decreasing resources to support the infra-structure and services essential to attracting economic growth and elevating the overall quality of life of its citizens.

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11 WHAT IS THIS THING WE CALL COLLEGE-AND- CAREER READINESS?

12 AGREED-UPON DEFINITION

13 Four Guiding Questions Who are the students we serve? For what are we preparing them? How well are we doing? What should we do differently?

14 Policy 2510: Middle Level Programmatic Changes Grade 5 was moved to Early Learning Programming Renaming of programmatic levels (Early, Middle Grade and Adolescent) Content areas no longer have times associated as to how long they are required to be taught daily Name Change from ISTP (Individualized Student Transition Plan) to a PEP (Personalized Education Plan) Student Mentoring /Advising - Greater emphasis on an collaborative whole-school approach to integration of school and career readiness skills, career exploration and early goal setting

15 Middle Level Education (Grades 6-8) The programs of study will be taught by a team of qualified teachers. A diverse set of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies will scaffold students to mastery and beyond of the grade level content standards and objectives. The principal and a team of teachers will determine an adequate amount of time necessary to achieve mastery of the approved content standards and objectives for each program of study and effectively address the academic needs of all students in the literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and language in all content areas.

16 The Governor’s Commission on the Middle Grades: Promote a more systemic approach during the school day that allows students time to explore future career options including new and emerging careers in West Virginia.

17 Policy 2510: Adolescent Level Programmatic Changes Renaming of programmatic levels (Early, Middle Grade and Adolescent) More decision making at the local level (Policy and Local Concentrations and Service Learning) Name Change from ISTP (Individualized Student Transition Plan) to a PEP (Personalized Education Plan) Student Mentoring /Advising - Greater emphasis on an collaborative whole-school approach to integration of school and career readiness skills, career exploration and early goal setting

18 Graduation Requirements Mathematics 4 credits Math I Math II Math III STEM, or Math III LA or Math III TR Math IV or Math IV TR or Transition Mathematics for Seniors* or any other fourth course option (Chart V) An AP® Mathematics course may be substituted for an equivalent course or any fourth course option. English Language Arts 4 credits English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 or English 12 CR or Transition English Language Arts for Seniors* An AP® English course may be substituted for any of the above courses.

19 Graduation Requirements Science 3 credits Physical Science (Grade 9) Biology or Conceptual Biology or AP® Biology (Grade 10) One additional lab science course or AP® science course (Chart V) Social Studies 4 credits World Studies (Grade 9) or an AP® Social Studies course United States Studies (Grade 10) or an AP® Social Studies course Contemporary Studies or an AP® Social Studies course Civics for the Next Generation or AP® Government and Politics.

20 Graduation Requirements Physical Education 1 credit Physical Education 9-12 (WV Education Information System [hereinafter WVEIS course 6609]). At least 50 percent of class time for physical education should be spent in moderate to vigorous-intensity physical activity. Health 1 credit Health 9-12 (WVEIS course 6909)

21 Graduation Requirements The Arts 1 credit Personalized Education Plan (PEP) 6 Credits 4 Personalized (CTE or Non-CTE Concentrations) 2 Electives World Languages Communicating in a global society requires students to apply appropriate language strategies through embedded opportunities to explore and gain an understanding of the world around them. Undergraduate admission to West Virginia four- year colleges and universities include the completion of two units of the same world language.

22 Course Codes New Course Codes Submit the following information to Dewayne Duncan, Name of Course Standards and Objectives for Course Content Teacher(s) who will be teaching course (endorsement code) Documentation of local board approval (board minutes)

23 Embedded Credit For courses that have already been approved for embedded credit through WVDE policy or a county waiver, no further action is needed. Students can still receive one credit and meet course requirements for the other course. In order to offer two credits for a single, embedded credit course or to establish new courses with embedded credit, counties will need to establish policy explicitly outlining how the course requirements are being met and submit to WVDE for approval.

24 Office of Early Learning Lynn Baker, NBCT WVDE, Office of Early Learning

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26 OEL Programmatic Levels Early Learning Readiness (Grades Pre-K-Kindergarten) Early Learning Primary (Grades 1-2) Early Learning Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

27 Foundations for High-Quality Early Learning Programming (Grades Pre-K-5) Developmentally Appropriate Standards Focused Curriculum Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Physical Health and Wellness Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Global Competence Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Formative Assessment Processes Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Technology Integration Developmentally Appropriate Foundations for Student Success and Career Readiness

28 Early Learning Webpage

29 Listserv Kindergarten Listserv Office of Early Learning Listserv Contact Wendy McCoy

30 Development comes from within. Nature does not hurry but advances slowly. Fred Rogers


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