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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)

 

 
 

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

 

 
 

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

 

 
 

 

Feb 2015 Update

Jun 2015 Update

 

 
 

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

 

Jun 17, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Tech Tools for Teachers (Jun 2015) Register

 

June 22 - 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

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


July 1 - Aug 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Book Study: Bringing Words to Life (July 2013) Register


July 14 - 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Introduction to the Paideia Seminar (2-day training) (Jul 2015) Register


July 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Early Planning for a Successful Retirement (July 2015) Register


July 31, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Integrating Engineering into the K-8 Curriculum – Grades K-8 (July 2015) Register


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

Stock Market Game - Grades 4-8 (August 2015) Register

 

Aug 4, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Stock Market Game - Grades 9-12 (August 2015) Register


Aug 4, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Mentor Training (August 2015) Register


Aug 12, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Title IX Investigation Training (August 2015) Register


Aug 12-13, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Reading 3D (2-day training) (August 2015) Register


Aug 14, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

The Great Books Foundation Shared Inquiry Blended Course T-110 (August 2015) Register


Sep 8, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

STEM to Your Doorstep – Grades K-5 (Sep 2015) Register


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

STEM to Your Doorstep – Grades 6-12 (Sep 2015) Register


Sep 10, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Can Fictional & Information Writing Live Happily Ever After? Writing With Our Youngest Authors (K-2) Register


Sep 15, 16, 22, 29, and Oct 6: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

NCSIP Reading Foundations (5-day training) (Sep and Oct 2015) Register


Sep 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole – Grades 2-4 (Sep 2015) Register


Sep 24, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy & Teachers in Diverse Classrooms – Grades K-12 (Sep 2015) Register


Sep 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:

Teaching with Boys in Mind – Grades?? (Sep 2015) Register

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

"Working together for the children of western North Carolina

 

 
 
 

News and Upcoming WRESA Activities

New Update!

WRESA Update June 2015 (pdf)

Professional Development at the WRESA

2015 Summer Leadership Conference

WRESA Online Professional Development

 

 

Teacher and Principal of the Year

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

 

The Great Books Foundation Shared Inquiry

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

 

Title IX Investigation Training

(Download PDF)              Registration

Fee $260 per team of five includes lunch ($310 non-WRESA)

Title IX Investigation Training August 12, 2015

"Investigating and Responding to Claims of Sexual Violence”

This one day seminar will focus on the investigation process from initial complaint to final report or action. Given the broad reach of Title IX and other companion federal laws, multiple administrators must understand fully the rights of students and the legal responsibilities of the district with regards to allegations of sexual violence.

Multiple employees from each district are encouraged to attend. The seminar is designed for Superintendents, the Title IX Coordinator, Student Services personnel at all levels (including counselors), Human Resources professionals, Principals, School Resource Officers, and any other school system employees who may be called upon to respond or assist in the investigation of a complaint.

 

New Teacher Orientation

New Teacher Orientation

August 10 - 11

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $75 (Non-Refundable)

 

Every child needs a quality teacher. This two-day orientation will   provide extensive support and training for new teachers to support   high quality instruction. Join us for two relevant, engaging, hands-  on days of preparation for the first days of school and beyond. The   orientation will include both keynote and break-out sessions that   address everything from differentiated instruction and classroom   management to curriculum resources and parent communication; and will follow the requirements and include the specifics of SBE policy for NC beginning teachers.  Please contact Karen Sumner at 828.418.0011, ext. 26 or ksumner@wresa.org.  Registration Deadline: 7/27/15   Contact Hours: 5

Registration!

 

2015 Summer Leadership Conference

  

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

 

Debbie Diller

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!

 

Other Useful Links

NCDPI WIKI Central Brain Friendly Learning Sites
NC iTunes U Site North Carolina Museum of History ; Newsletter
High School Math Course 1 Curriculum Map Lenoir Rhyne Grad School Link for more info
Common Core & Essential Standards STEM Resource Mapping  Website
          DPI 2011-12 Completed Sessions DonorsChoose.org
          DPI  2012-2013 Completed Sessions Brain Friendly Learning Sites
         DPI 2013-14 Completed Sessions WNCEdNET

 

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

July 1 - Aug 15, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm:  Book Study: Bringing Words to Life (July 2013) Register
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