2019 WV Education Summit

Event details

  • Wednesday | October 30, 2019
  • 9:00 am
  • 300 Court St, Charleston, WV 25301
  • 304-342-7850
  • 200Attendees
  • $125Registration

Download: Program, Presentation, WV Ready Graduate Educator Playbook, and Partnerships in Education Award Application

The 7th annual Excellence in Education: It’s Everyone’s Business Summit was held on October 30, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Embassy Suites in Charleston, West Virginia. The West Virginia Education Summit was hosted by The Education Alliance and served as a venue for discussion with business, legislative, education, and community leaders. Participants had the unique opportunity to hear from both state and national education experts and engaged in innovative dialogue on how we can work together to achieve excellence in education in West Virginia.


8:00 am – 9:00 am

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Welcome and Opening Panel: Portrait of WV Ready Graduate

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Student Perspective: Shifts Toward Readiness

10:40 am – 11:45 am
Keynote Strategy Sessions: Partnering for Readiness

11:45 am – 12:45 pm 
Lunch (provided) and Student Expo

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm 
Recognitions and Challenge: Recognizing Partnerships for Readiness

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm  
Closing Remarks & Networking

Keynote Address

Dr. Karen Garza, CEO of Battelle for Kids– a national not-for-profit focused on collaborating with school systems and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student, will share her national expertise leading Battelle for Kids’ work with local districts to create meaningful change through Graduate Portrait work.

Dr. Garza called upon her own insights as a former district superintendent who implemented Portrait of a Graduate in Fairfax County Public Schools.

She ended by discussing with a West Virginia school district superintendent and her team their experiences designing their Portrait of a Graduate and using the process as a catalyst for system change and improvement.

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