WVU K-12


Success in the Classroom II:

Students Register Here (Two day event March 31, 2017 noon - 8 pm, Saturday April 1, 2017 10 am to 2 pm)

Educators Register Here (One day forum Saturday April 1, 8:30 am to 2 pm)

The Rockefeller School of Policy and Politics, the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) and the Student Association of Public Administrators (SAPA) will host a two day event for students on March 31 and April 1 and a one day forum on April 1 for k-12 teachers from the Appalachian region. The focus of Success in the Classroom II  is on bringing together college students, teachers, and researchers to build applications and tools designed to understand and improve the effectiveness of federal spending on K-12 schools. 

The approach offers students with a unique opportunity to experience a hackathon to help the government make more transparent and informed decisions. The event will be combined with a forum for educations so that students and teachers will have the opportunity to learn, network and discover solutions together.  The event will again be held at the Reed College of Media’s Media Innovation Center at Evansdale Crossing, which will enhance this interactive event. 

Students should register here for the two days (students are not required to attend both days, but it is highly encouraged).

Educators should register here for the forum on Saturday - Note Participating Monongalia County teachers will receive MCS Professional Development hours.

Please note - the forum on Saturday April 1 will start at 8:30 am for Educators. Students will join the forum in process starting at 10:00 am.

For more information on the initial event see below:


Success in the Classroom I:

On March 31st the Rockefeller School of Policy and Politics, the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis (AABPA) and the Student Association of Public Administrators (SAPA) hosted a forum for k-12 teachers from the Appalachian region. The focus of Success in the Classroom was to learn about the teachers’ experiences of success in their classrooms and develop what ways that those successes might be measured. Jay Cole and Governor Bob Wise kicked off the event, held at the Reed College of Media’s Media Innovation Center at Evansdale Crossing, setting the stage for the dynamic and insightful discussion that followed. Teachers were sorted into small groups with discussions facilitated by members of SAPA and individuals from AABPA and MITRE. At the end of the day the teachers were brought back together to discuss the substantive points made in each group. The data gathered will be used to develop a white paper on measuring success in the classroom that will be sent to state and federal policy makers. The event was so well received that a second event is planned for April 1, 2017.

The event was covered by local West Virginia stations:

WBOY : http://www.wboy.com/story/31394829/educators-meet-at-wvu-to-discuss-classroom-success 

WDTV: http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Education-Trends-for-a-Successful-Classroom-29170

Useful Links:

Below are links to some background information about education policy as well as the collection and use government performance data, which inspired the creation of this event.

Every Student Succeeds Act:

ESSA

Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act):

DATA ACT

Data Coalition

AGA

Government Performance & Results Modernization Act:

GPRAMA