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RESA VIII provides education programs

By Staff | Nov 27, 2009

Jane Lynch, Susan Brookhart and Karen StroupRESA VIII Trains Teachers and Administrators

Teachers and administrators from Berkeley, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, and Mineral Counties, WV School for the Deaf and Blind and James Rumsey Technical Institute attended training on Using Effective Feedback with Students on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at the RESA VIII office in Martinsburg.

Author and educator Susan Brookhart provided the training on Using Effective Feedback with Students to the RESA VIII area. Mrs. Brookhart presented the specifics on information to include in both written and verbal feedback. She used examples to connect learning from participants experience to things that work with children. The teachers had an opportunity to use examples and develop a plan for improving their feedback, using specific strategies from the session and fine tuning their techniques.

Administrators from Jefferson County Schools in attendance were Debbie Hinkle, Arthena Roper, Sherry Hetzel, Susan Sowers and Karen Stroup.

Stroup, Principal from Country Day School, commented “Ms. Brookhart helped me view the importance of feedback to students and staff in a different way. As educators, this strategy is a vital tool to enhance learning for all groups.”

RESA VIII Executive Director, Jane Lynch, said, “One of our goals at RESA VIII is to bring to teachers, specific strategies they can use in the classroom to improve learning for students. We are able to bring authors and presenters to the region and extend the learning for our schools by consolidating resources to save money.” We were fortunate to schedule Mrs. Brookhart in conjunction with a national conference in Washington, DC for our counties.

RESA VIII offers a variety or programs and services to the eight Eastern Panhandle counties.

– For more information about RESA VIII visit resa8.org or call (304) 267-3595.