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All sessions unless otherwise indicated are held at the WRESA - (click for directions)  www.wresa.org

 

 

Announcements

 

New!

National Board Support for New candidates and Renewals

June 19, 2015

Session 1 (New Candidates): 9:00 am—12:00 noon

Session 2 (Renewing Teachers): 1:00 pm—3:00 pm

Registration Fee — $20 each session

Register for Session 1 (New Candidates)

Register for Session 2 (Renewing Teachers)

 

 

New!

Dr. Barbara Oakley Presents:

Learning How to Learn & Women in STEM

May 19, 2015

Session 1: 10:00 am—12:00 noon Session 2 (repeat): 1:00 pm—3:00 pm

Registration Fee — NONE

 

Lunch is provided!

Register for Session 1;

Register for Session 2

 

 

New Sessions:(NO FEE!)

 

 

 "The Great Books Foundation Shared Inquiry"  K-2nd Teachers

Date:  June 16, 9:00-4:00 Limited to 20 participants Lunch is provided! Register

 

"The Great Books Foundation Shared Inquiry"  3-8th Teachers

Date:  June 17, 9:00-4:00 Limited to 20 participants   Lunch is provided! Register

 

 
   

2014-15 Substitute Teacher Certification ... (Ongoing)

 

 

Microsoft Office Tutorials for the 2014-15 school year. Follow this link for descriptions and registration)

 

 

June 2014 Update

Sep 2014 Update

Feb 2015 Update

 

 

Professional Development At The WRESA: (Follow Links for Descriptions and Registration)

 

Feb Update 2015 Catalog

 
   
Feb 25, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: RESCHEDULED! New date: April 23, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Enhancing the “E” in STEM - Arduinos in Action (Feb 2015) Register

 

 

Apr 28, 29, May 5, 13, 19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

NCSIP Reading Foundations (April-May 2015) Register

 

 
Feb 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: RESCHEDULED! New date: April 30, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  STEM to Your Doorstep – Grades 6-12 (Feb 2015) Register

 

 
NEW DATE!!! ELA - Mosaic of Ideas (April 2015) April 30; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

 

May 5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Inclusion with Intention: Pushing What You Are Into What You Can Become – Grades K-12 (May 2015) Register

 

 

May 9, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom (May 2015) Register

 

 

Jun 22, 23, 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

7 Habits of Highly Effective People Training (3-day Training) (June 2015) Register

 

 

WRESA Online Professional Development : (Follow Links for Descriptions and Registration)

 
   
Ongoing: Using Your Own Non-Fiction Texts to Engage Students (Mar-May 2015) Register

 

 
Ongoing:  Microsoft Office Tutorials for the 2014-15 school year

 

 
Ongoing:  Substitute Teacher Certification   Register

 

 
● Ongoing: Tech Tools for 21st Century Learning Online Course   Register  
● Ongoing:  Foundations of Reading Test Preparation Course Online   Register

 

 
 
"Working together for the children of western North Carolina"  
   
 
WNC EdNET  
Quality grad school in the heart of Asheville! Link for more info  
 
   
 

News and Upcoming WRESA Activities

 

Congratulations to Western Region Principal of the Year:

Scott Rhodes, East Henderson High School, Henderson County

Congratulations to Western Region Teacher of the Year:

Randy Pressley, Tuscola High School, Haywood County

 

Dr. Barbara Oakley Presents:

Learning How to Learn & Women in STEM

May 19, 2015

 

Session 1: 10:00 am—12:00 noon;           Session 2 (repeat): 1:00 pm—3:00 pm

Registration Fee — NONE

Lunch will be provided from 12:00 noon—1:00 p.m. for those attending Session 1 or 2.

 Download PDF Flyer

Dr. Barbara Oakley is a professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education’s Chester F. Carolson Award for technical innovation in engineering education. Her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) is a New York Times best-selling science book. Dr. Oakley has adventured widely through her lifetime. She has been recognized as a Distinguished Military Scholar, and elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Register for Session 1;

Register for Session 2

 

Kathy Bumgardner

The 90-Minute Literacy Block: Making Every Minute Count!

April 21, 2015   9 am -  3 pm 

Registration Fee:  $80

(Fee Non-Refundable)

Is your instructional time ticking away every day? Do you still find yourself scrambling to try to get it all in? Join us for this session that will share a menu of resources and strategies for creating greater productivity in the quest for successful student literacy achievement in diverse classrooms. This session is designed for K-5 teachers. Please contact Karen Sumner at ksumner@wresa.org, (828-418-0011 ext. 26) with questions.   Registration Deadline: 4/10/15    Contact Hours: 5

Register Here!

  

2015 Summer Leadership Conference

 

June 28-July 1 Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC

 

Attendee Info

Vendor Info

Announcement and Info (pdf)

Exhibitor Info (pdf)

Call for Presentations

EXHIBIT SPACE/SPONSOR AGREEMENT (doc)

Tentative Agenda

 
   

Registration

 

 Significant discounts for early registration by April 1 2015

Registration

 
 
 
 

Why Teach In The North Carolina Mountains?

Nineteen progressive school systems from which to choose.

Proven track record of high student achievement.

Great opportunities for professional growth.

Competitive salary and benefits.

Wholesome, varied lifestyle for you and your family.

 

Personnel Administrators of Western North Carolina (pdf)  

Job Fair Flyer (pdf)            Registration!

 
 

Math Stations August 5, 2015     9 am -  3 pm

Registration Fee:  $80

(Fee Non-Refundable)

 

Debbie Diller, author of Math Work Stations, will share her expertise in setting up and teaching with math work stations that connect to whole group and small group instruction and tie to state and NCTM standards. Debbie will share practical suggestions for establishing, managing, and using math work stations and will help teachers learn how to organize their math materials so they can use hands-on methods more effectively.

Register Here!

 

 


Making the Most of Literacy 

Work Stations and Small Groups

August 6, 2015     9 am -  3 pm

Registration Fee:  $80

(Fee Non-Refundable)

 

Debbie Diller will present an engaging introduction to literacy work stations and how to make them purposeful and connected to instruction and state standards. This session will answer the question, “What does the rest of my class do while I’m working with a small reading group?” and will provide practical suggestions for how to focus small group instruction to help teachers get more power from their lessons.

Register Here!

 
WRESA 2014-15 Aspiring Principals’ Institute
 

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Are you interested in developing your own trail as a leader? The WRESA Aspiring Administrators Institute will  enhance your knowledge and leadership skills. Designed for assistant principals and teacher leaders who aspire to become principals, these sessions provide expert advice on qualities of effective school administrators, communication skills for holding difficult conversations, leadership principles for life balance, and practical advice for successful administrating.

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April 21;  Aspiring Principals Institute - Practical Advice from Principals     Register
 

NC Public Schools PD 2015 : (Follow Links for Descriptions and Registration)

 

NEW DATE!!! ELA - Mosaic of Ideas (April 2015) April 30; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Other Useful Links

 

NCDPI WIKI Central

NC iTunes U Site

High School Math Course 1 Curriculum Map

Common Core & Essential Standards Prof. Development:

2011-12 Completed Sessions

2012-2013 Completed Sessions

Brain Friendly Learning Sites

North Carolina Museum of History ; Newsletter