The Fairmont State University Professional Development School Partnership has presented two Marion County public school teachers with Excellence in Teaching Awards.
The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts has awarded a $107,000 grant to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., on behalf of Fairmont State University’s Professional Development School Partnership.
“This state funding makes it possible for Fairmont State and our 40 partner public schools to work uniformly to provide ongoing professional development for those students training to become teachers and for practicing educators,” said Barbara Owens, Director of Clinical Experiences and the PDS Partnership for the FSU School of Education, Health and Human Performance.
The Fairmont State University/PDS Partnership was represented at the 12th annual National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in New Orleans in March 2011. The conference featured educators from across the P-20 educational continuum in all 50 states. Presenters shared the strategies they have designed and implemented and offered practical, site-based suggestions to attendees.