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Western Virginia Public Education Consortium

Professional Development

Conferences & Workshops

WVPEC is pleased to offer professional development conferences and workshops focusing on timely topics that impact our school administrators, staff and students!

Please continue to check back as we add additional dates.  And, let us know if you have any specific topics that you would like to be addressed ~ perhaps we can include them in future programs!

Unless indicated otherwise through advertising or on the registration sheet, fees include conference materials and meals.


​"Specifically Designed Instruction to Close

the Achievement Gap for SPEC Students!"

Monday, February 25, 2019
Speaker:  Dr. Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

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​WVPEC has hosted numerous conferences over the past few years which are listed below.

2018-19 Conferences

"Special Education Bootcamp ~ Keeping Up with the IDEA!"

Friday, October 26, 2018
Speaker:  Anne Mickey, Esquire, Reed Smith LLP

"Creating Engaged and Attentive Readers and Writers! "

September 24 & 25, 2018
Speaker:  Dr. Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

Note:  There are two sessions for different grade levels.
K-3 Session:  Monday, September 24, 2018  / 4-8 Session:  Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2017-18 Conferences

"Virginia Leaders 2nd Annual Hot Topics Conference"
Radford University in partnership with WVPEC

Monday, June 18, 2018

Keynote:  The Hon. Ralph S. Northam,

Governor for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Panels:  Franklin County Public Schools; Reed Smith, LLP; McGuire Woods LLP

"Embracing Performance-Based Assessments ~ Here's WHY and Here's HOW to Get Started"

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Speakers:  Salem City Schools

"Embracing Performance-Based Assessments ~ Here's WHY and

Here's HOW to Get Started"

Friday, October 13, 2017

Speakers:  VDOE & Salem City Schools

"Do The Math & The Moves That Matter"

Monday, September 25 & Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Speaker:  Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

2016-17 Conferences

"Virginia School Leaders Hot Topics Conference"

Monday, June 19, 2017

Keynote:  Dr. Steven Constantino, Chief Academic Officer & Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, VDOE

Panels:  Salem City Schools; Franklin County Public Schools; McGuire Woods, LLP; Patrick County Public Schools

"Send Students Into Summer feeling Successful"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Speaker:  Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

"Amplify Your Standards-based Instruction"

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Speaker:  Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

"A Plethora of Splendiferous Best Practices: 

A Hands-On Literacy Workshop"

Tuesday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Speaker:  Susan Parks, University of Toledo

2015-16 Conferences

"Nurturing and Sustaining Teachers!"

Monday, February 1, 2016

Speaker:  Mike Anderson, Leading Great

"Challenge through Choice in Literacy!"

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Speaker:  Mike Anderson, Leading Great

"Understanding The New Landscape in 2016 and Beyond:

ACA Reporting and Cadillac Tax Impact"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

(1/2 day workshop)

Speaker:  American Fidelity Corporation

"The Math R.U.L.E.S. of Engagement"

Monday, September 28 and Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Speaker:  Gwen Best, Math Journeys

"Workshop for Instructional Leaders on Performance-Based Assessments!"

Monday, July 13, 2015

Speaker:  Chris Gareis, Ed.D

2014-15 Conferences

(Follow-up Workshop on)

"High-Quality Performance-Based Assessments in

Grades 3-8 Science and Social Studies!" 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Speaker:  Chris Gareis, Ed.D

"Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities Through Systems Change"

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Speakers:  VDOE & RU/VT TTACs

"Hi-Quality Performance-Based Assessments in

Grades 3-8 Science and Social Studies!"

Monday, November 10, 2014

Speaker:  Chris Gareis, Ed.D

"Health Care Reform Administrative Compliance Workshop"

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

(1/2 day workshop)

Speaker:  American Fidelity Corporation

"Connecting Number and Operations In the Classroom"

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Speaker, Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

"Increasing the Rigor and Authenticity of Reading and Writing Instruction:  Research to Practice"

Monday, August 4, 2014

Speaker:  Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

2013-14 Conferences

"Affordable Care Act ~ Free Rider Workshop"

Thursday, March 6, 2014

(1/2 day workshop)

Speaker:  American Fidelity Corporation

"Literacy Institute"

Saturday, January 11, 2014

(1/2 day workshop)

Speaker:  Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

"Health Care Reform"

Monday, November 25, 2013

(1/2 day workshop)

Speaker:  American Fidelity Corporation

"Media Relations 101!"

Thursday, November 7, 2013

(1/2 day workshop)

Speaker:  Peter Sengenberger, Title20 Consulting LLC

"Digging Deeper Into the New English SOLs and

Prepating Students for the Spring Assessment!"

October 16, 2013

Speaker:  Lisa Meyers, Simply Achieve

"Designing Every Classroom for Maximum Student Achievement!"

August 7, 2013

Speaker:  Dan Mulligan, Flexible Creativity

2012-13 Conferences

"Understanding Schools Safety in Virginia and

Assessment Your Schools' Safety Plans!"

April 10, 2013

Speaker:  Dewey Cornell, Curry School of Education

"Rigor, Relevance, Relationships and Results ~

Building a Stronger Math Program in Virginia!"

January 30, 2013

Speaker:  Dan Mulligan, Flexible Creativity

"Student Growth Percentiles!"

December 13, 2012

(1/2 day workshop)

Speakers:  Old Dominion University & Salem City Schools

"Classroom Assessment for Student Learning:

Doing It Right ~ Using It Well!"

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Speaker:  Kim Zeidler-Watters, Assessment Training Institute,

University of Kentucky

"School Finance 101 & VRS Benefit Changes!"

October 3, 2012

(1/2 day workshop)

Speakers:  Virginia Retirement System & VDOE

2011-12 Conferences

"Intervention, Prevention & Remediation Tools &

Understanding the State Waiver Application"

June 20, 2012

Speakers:  VDOE, Anonymous Communications 

Solutions, Floyd County Public Schools

"A Practical Guide to the Implementation of the New

Teacher Evaluation Model"

March 26, 2012

(1/2 day workshop)

Speaker:  Patrick County Public Schools

"Strategic Compensation"

November 1, 2011

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Jeffrey Ling, Evergreen Solutions, LLC

2010-11 Conferences

"Alternative Measures of Student Growth"

June 22, 2011

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Leslie Grant, College of William & Mary