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Welcome to the Western Region Education Service Alliance!

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

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Teacher Job Fair

NC Mountains Teacher Job Fair

(May 9, 9:00 AM -12:00 Noon)

Asheville Event Centre

291 Sweeten Creek Rd.

Asheville, North Carolina

Download Flyer (pdf)

Download LEA Contacts(pdf)

 

Register


Drivers' Education

Drivers' Education Classwork Course 2

 

Class will be 2/5 - 3/20

 

Orientation will be 2/5 - 2/7

 

Students must be in grades 9-12 and 14.5 years of age before enrolling in this course.

 

Notice!

Once the Feb. 5 - Mar. 20 session reaches capacity, registration will open for the next session on or before February 15th.


NEW!

Makey Makey Workshop (2 Sessions)

Feb 19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: The Science House Presents - MaKey MaKey Workshop - Haywood Regional High Tech Center  Register

Feb 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: 

The Science House Presents - MaKey MaKey Workshop - McDowell High School  Register


NEW!

Low Performing School Teacher Evaluation Training   (Feb 5, 12:30-2:30)

 

Presenter: Dean Shatley from Campbell Shatley

 

Cost: $55 per district (lunch included)

 

Register


Substitute Teacher Certification Online Course

Ongoing:  Substitute Teacher Certification  (Ongoing)

Register


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

WRESA Update January 2016


Jan 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

STEM to Your Doorstep - Grades 6-12 (Jan 2016) Register


Feb 04 - May 19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

NCSIP Math Foundations (5-day training) Feb-May 2016   Register


Feb 05, 12:30-2:30pm

Low Performing School Teacher Evaluation Training   Register


Feb 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Moving Forward with Components 2 & 3 for Initial National Board Certification (Feb 2016)  Register


February 15, March 9, April 6, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: 7 Habits Training (3-day training)  Register

Feb 16 - Mar 17, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  NCSIP Reading Foundations (5-day training) Feb-May 2016 Register

Feb 19, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: 

The Science House Presents - MaKey MaKey Workshop - Haywood Regional High Tech Center  Register


Feb 20, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: 

The Science House Presents - MaKey MaKey Workshop - McDowell High School  Register


Feb 22, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Literacy-Rich Instructional Leadership-Reading 3D Assessment Tool (Feb 22 2016)

Register


Feb 23, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Repeat Session: Literacy-Rich Instructional Leadership-Reading 3D Assessment Tool (Feb 23 2016)    Register


Feb 23, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Earth History and Molecular Biology Units – Grade 8  Register

Feb 29, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Teaching our Gifted Students: How to Successfully Differentiate in the Elementary Classroom – Grades K-5  Register


Mar 1, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Global-Ready School Applicant Workshop  Register

Mar 2, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Global Educator Digital Badge Capstone Project Workshop  Register

Mar 8, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Made to Stick: Sustainable Change is Possible!  Register

Mar 19, (Saturday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Early Planning for a Successful Retirement  Register

April 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Latest and Greatest Chapter Books - Grades 3-8  Register

April 25, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:   Sam and Dave Dig a Hole – Grades 2-4 (Apr 2016) Register

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

Current and Upcoming On-line Courses

Ongoing:  Substitute Teacher Certification  Register


● Ongoing: Tech Tools for 21st Century Learning - Lateral Entry (30 Contact Hour Session)    Register

● Ongoing: Tech Tools for 21st Century Learning Online Course   Register


● Ongoing:  Foundations of Reading Test Preparation Course Online   Register


ONLINE - March 28 – May 9, 2016: The Next Step in Guided Reading: Focused Assessments and Targeted Lessons for Helping Every Student Become a Better Reader  Register


ONLINE - March 28 – May 9, 2016: Using Our Own Non-Fiction Texts to Engage Our Students   Register

ONLINE - May 9 – June 13, 2016: Robert Putnam’s  Book:  Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis   Register

 

"Working together for the children of western North Carolina"

 

2016 Summer Leadership Conference Information !!!

 

Register Now!

 


Conference Attendees and Presenters

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

   
2016 Summer Leadership Conference Announcement (PDF Document) Please Read this 1st 2016 Summer Leadership Conference Vendor Announcement (PDF Document) Please Read this 1st


Call For Presentations! We are now accepting proposals for concurrent sessions. Information Clearing House for Sponsors and Vendors!


Register Now! Take advantage of our early registration discount until April 1. Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration


 

News and Upcoming WRESA Activities

 

WRESA Has Moved!

10C Yorkshire Street – Lower Level

Asheville, NC  28803

Phone:  828.774.5681

Please make sure you update your records!

Driving Directions Take I-40 to Exit 50 and take a right toward South Asheville.  Take the first left onto Yorkshire Street located between the Huddle House and the Biltmore United Methodist Church.  Drive to the bottom of the hill and turn right into the entrance to  Building10C.  Great Beginnings Dentistry is located next to our building.  Our office is in the back on the lower level.


 

WRESA is proud to present:

 

CONNIE KAMM

Focus on the Future: Grit, Growth, and Formative Learning

 

March 3, 2016     9 am -  3 pm 

Location:  Western Carolina University/biltmore Park

Registration Fee:  $50  (Fee Non-Refundable)

 

 

Read More About Dr. Kamm

Register


 

WRESA is proud to present:

 

JIM KNIGHT

Better Conversations

 

For Administrators, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches and Central Office Staff

 

May 3, 2016     9 am -  3 pm 

Location:  Asheville Event Center

Registration Fee:  $85 (lunch included)

(Fee Non-Refundable)

 

 

Read More About Dr. Knight

Register


 

WRESA is proud to present:

 

ROBERT KAPLINSKY

Using Real - World Problems for

Math Classrooms – Grades 6-12

 

May 5, 2016     9 am -  3 pm

Location:  Western Carolina University/Biltmore Park

Registration Fee:  $65 (Fee Non-Refundable)

 

Read More About Robert Kaplinsky

Register


 

WRESA Update January 2016

 

 

WRESA Update January 2016 (pdf)

WRESA Update September 2015 (pdf)

WRESA Update June 2015 (pdf)

Professional Development at the WRESA

WRESA Online Professional Development


Administrators’ Institute

 

WRESA 2015-2016 Administrators’ Institute

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

REGISTRATION FEE    $50—Per Individual Session       

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Making Change Happen in a Culture of Trust Part 1:  February 16, 2016

Making Change Happen in a Culture of Trust Part 2:  March 15, 2016

Registration          $50

Leading change is an important piece of leadership at any level. Change is constantly occurring and trying to lead people through changes requires an understanding of multiple factors. In this session, we will explore the factors associated with change and the importance of developing an atmosphere conducive to positive reactions and interactions.


 

Sumdog

 
Welcome to Sumdog's math contests

Sumdog's next round of Western NC contests will start Friday February 12, 2016 and will run until the following Thursday.

 

The contests are aimed at ages 5 - 14 but if a teacher feels a student is at an appropriate level for other students, they are also welcome to join in.

Students can play online either at school or at home using the website or the app!
In order to join in the fun, teachers can enter their class here: http://www.sumdog.com/enter_contest
For any questions, contact
info@sumdog.com


 

Other Useful Links

 

2015 Fall Leadership Conference Presentations and Resources

Kenan Fellows Opportunities for Teachers: Download "Become a Fellow" flyer (PDF) - Download "2016-17 Timeline" flyer (PDF)

NCDPI WIKI Central

High School Math Course 1 Curriculum Map

NC iTunes U Site

North Carolina Museum of History ; Newsletter

Brain Friendly Learning Sites

STEM Resource Mapping  Website

Common Core & Essential Standards

DonorsChoose.org

          DPI 2011-12 Completed Sessions

WNCEdNET

          DPI  2012-2013 Completed Sessions

 

         DPI 2013-14 Completed Sessions

   
 

SAVE THE DATE

(registration information in May WRESA Update)

 

Eric Jensen

August 12, 2016


 
Inclement Weather Policy: 

WRESA will be announcing cancellations due to bad weather on the WLOS-TV 13 School Closings. The information will also be available on our phone system as part of the answering attendants message.