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911 what is your emergency meeting immediate needs of professional development schools

911 What is Your Emergency?Meeting Immediate Needs of Professional Development Schools

National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs Conference

March 27, 2010

Baltimore, Maryland

Melissa Spivy

objectives
Objectives
  • Describe how a 200 level college course can meet the needs of P-12 schools
  • Description of collaborative efforts to meet the immediate needs of the PDS network
  • Discuss the professional growth of paraprofessionals
west virginia university at parkersburg
West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • Stand alone community college
  • Approximately 4000 students
  • Offers 5 baccalaureate degrees
  • Non-residential campus
  • College and programs accredited
education department
Education Department
  • Program established in 1991
  • Elementary education certification K-6
  • Middle school certifications (Science, Math, Social Studies, English)
    • Early Education PreK-K
    • Math Specialist K-4
  • Developed as a field-based program
    • Approximately 1000 hours of field experiences
  • NCATE accreditation
  • 400 teacher candidates
  • 5 professional education faculty
goals of the partnership
Goals of the Partnership
  • Better prepare teacher candidates for the profession of teaching.
  • Provide meaningful professional development activities for teacher candidates, in-service teachers, and college faculty.
  • Provide remedial and enrichment services for public school students.
partnership schools 17 total
Partnership Schools- 17 Total
  • Wood County
    • 8 Elementary Schools and 2 Middle Schools
  • Ritchie County
    • 1 Elementary School
  • Jackson County
    • 2 Elementary Schools
  • Pleasants County
    • 1 Elementary School and 1 Middle School
  • Wirt County
    • 1 Elementary School and 1 Middle School
what is your emergency wvu parkersburg
What Is Your Emergency, WVU-Parkersburg?
  • Title I, as amended by NCLB Act, is designed to help disadvantaged children reach high academic standards.
  • Title I ensures that students who need the most help receive instructional support only from qualified paraprofessionals.
  • Paraprofessionals can play important roles in improving student achievement in Title I schools.

Chambers et al., Study of Education Resources and Federal Funding: Final Report, Washington, DC: U. S. Department of Education, 2000.

paraprofessionals who provide instructional support includes those who title i section 1119 g 2
Paraprofessionals who provide instructional support, includes those who:[Title I, Section 1119(g)(2)]

Provide one-on-one tutoring

Assist with classroom management

Provide instructional assistance in a computer laboratory

Conduct parental involvement activities

Provide instructional support in a library or media center

Act as a translator

Provide instructional support services under the direct supervision of a highly qualified teacher.

new policies
New Policies

All Title I paraprofessionals must have a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent.

Paraprofessionals hired after January 8, 2002, and working in Title I programs must have—

Completed two years of study at an institution of higher education; or

Obtained an associate’s (or higher) degree; or

Be able to demonstrate through a formal state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and the ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics.

wvu at parkersburg s solution
WVU at Parkersburg’s Solution
  • Paraprofessional Studies Certificate
    • 2 semesters
    • 36 hours
    • ED 100

Foundations of Education

    • ED 200 Intro. To Exceptional Children
    • ED 230

Cooperative Discipline

    • May take state exam and be eligible to receive certificate
associate in applied science degree in early childhood develolpment
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Develolpment

For those interested in the childcare profession or Head Start

Four semesters

67 credit hours

bachelor of arts in elementary education early education pk k specialization
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary EducationEarly Education PK-K Specialization

For those interested in receiving a Early Childhood Certification from state

25 credit hours

Student teaching in Early Education

education 230 cooperative discipline text albert s cooperative discipline
Education 230 Cooperative Discipline (Text: Albert’s Cooperative Discipline)
  • Students will study the attention seeking, power seeking, revenge seeking, and avoidance of

failure behaviors

  • Manifestations of these behaviors will be studied, as well as preventions and interventions.
  • Issues of self-esteem and belonging will be emphasized in this class that helps students learn to build communities in their classrooms.

3 credit hours

what is your emergency partner schools
What Is Your Emergency, Partner Schools?

States required to:

  • develop and implement a single statewide state accountability system
  • Ensure that all schools make adequate yearly progress

No Child Left Behind Sec. 1111

mineral wells elementary
Mineral Wells Elementary

In 2004, Mineral Wells Vice Principal contacted WVUP requesting college students to tutor their students in areas of weakness to help with achievement

mineral wells elementary22
Mineral Wells Elementary

K-5 Elementary

600+ students

50% of students are economically disadvantaged

Not a Title One School

mineral wells
Mineral Wells

Education 100

Education 200

Education 330

Student Teachers

Education 230

timeline
Timeline
  • Fall 2003
    • Paraprofessional Certificate offered at WVUP
  • Spring 2004
    • ED 230 Cooperative Discipline offered
    • Class met at Mineral Wells Elementary
      • 1 hour 15 minutes in college classroom
      • 1 hour 45 minutes in elementary classroom
timeline25
Timeline
  • Spring 2005, 2006 and 2007
    • ED 230 met at Mineral Wells Elementary

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timeline26
Timeline
  • Spring 2008 and 2009
    • ED 230 offered at Mineral Wells and Lubeck Elementary
    • Principal Mary Thomas asked if ED 230 students could help with the “before school” tutoring program
lubeck elementary
Lubeck Elementary
  • PK-5 Elementary
  • 470+ students
  • 40% of students are economically disadvantaged
lubeck elementary28
Lubeck Elementary
  • Education 100
  • Education 200
  • Education 230
  • Student Teachers
timeline29
Timeline
  • Spring 2010
    • ED 230 began working with the “before school” tutoring program at Lubeck Elementary
    • Students tutor for 30 minutes; College class for 1 hour 15 minutes; Elementary class for 1 hour 15 minutes
education 230 classtime
Education 230 Classtime

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college faculty
College Faculty

Amy Wolfe,

Instructor of Education at WVU-Parkersburg, saw the need to work together with a principal of a partnership school to make the before-school tutoring program turn into a reality.

partnership school personnel
Partnership School Personnel

Bill Matthews,

principal at Mineral Wells Elementary

“ The individual interaction that the ED 230 students have with our students help them progress at a quicker pace. They are able to target specific skills and concepts.”

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Partnership School Personnel

Mary Thomas,

principal at Lubeck Elementary

“Not only has the motivation of our students attending the “before school” tutoring program increased but also the number of students attending has grown.”

partnership school personnel38
Partnership School Personnel

Mrs. Judy Evans Somerville, first grade teacher, Lubeck Elementary School

Video clip inserted here

partnership school personnel39
Partnership School Personnel

Mrs. Theresa Haverty, kindergarten teacher, Mineral Wells Elementary School

Video clip inserted here

ed 230 students
ED 230 Students

Misty Snyder,

WVU at Parkersburg Student

Video clip inserted here

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ED 230 Students

Jessalyn Stephens,

WVU at Parkersburg Student

Video clip inserted here

the elementary students
The Elementary Students

Video clip inserted here

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Thank You!

If we can be of assistance to you

please contact me at:

melissa.spivy@mail.wvu.e

www.wvup.edu/Academic/education/resources.htm