Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather

https://pinecast.com/listen/f5fd003f-9046-4937-a6c1-0e8034e8eb8a.mp3West Virginia has made a change in the state law in relation to school instructional days and inclement weather. The changes in the law provide for school districts to provide Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days. These days provide for students to complete assignments as part of a “Snow Packet” from home in lieu of attending school … Continue reading “Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather”

32 Down & A Lot More To Go w/Steve Freeman

https://pinecast.com/listen/66e03208-743e-463c-831b-687d349e6628.mp332 Down & A Lot More To Go Steve Freeman is a veteran educator with 32 years of classroom experience in West Virginia. He currently teaches AP Government and AP Psychology at Huntington High School (HHS) in Huntington, WV. He previously taught at Elkview Junior High/Middle and Capital High Schools in Kanawha County. Outside of … Continue reading “32 Down & A Lot More To Go w/Steve Freeman”

Minecraft: Education Edition

https://pinecast.com/listen/41a5d9db-2bab-4bb7-a4aa-7f2dde385b8c.mp3 How do we get Minecraft: Education Edition? West Virginia If you’re an educator in West Virginia then you may be aware that in June of 2018, the West Virginia Department of Education was able to license Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) for ALL (approximately) 300,000 users in our Office 365 tenant. All users have successfully … Continue reading “Minecraft: Education Edition”

WV Board of Education Policies on Comment

The following policies are out for comment from the West Virginia Board of Education until 12/11/2017: POLICY 2510 – Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs  Proposed Changes Comment Form POLICY 2460 – Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet Proposed Changes Comment Form Take the time to … Continue reading “WV Board of Education Policies on Comment”

What Does Effective PD Look Like? with the #BowTieTechGuys

https://pinecast.com/listen/b258653f-bbf7-4189-8c5e-6880d634148f.mp3Today‚Äôs episode features the #BowTieTechGuys, Kevin Sears and Luke Swiney, Technology Coordinators/Coaches for Jackson County Schools, taking part in a discuss on what effective PD should look like. They share the way in which they have begun to build their own PD offerings to better meet the needs of the teachers, and in turn the … Continue reading “What Does Effective PD Look Like? with the #BowTieTechGuys”

Reflecting On A Career w/Bill Smith

https://pinecast.com/listen/d02d3646-b635-4b96-9713-0ccf29051af1.mp3Bill Smith is currently serving as the Superintendent of Cabell County Schools in Huntington, WV. Mr. Smith has served in that capacity since 2005, but will be retiring after June 30, 2017. In this episode we discuss his 40+ year career with Cabell County Schools, the achievements he feels occurred under his leadership, and his … Continue reading “Reflecting On A Career w/Bill Smith”