Innovative discussions and big ideas about connecting education,
jobs and West Virginia's future


Upcoming EDTalks

EDTalks Putnam County
Monday, May 21, 2018

EDTalks Morgantown
Monday, June 18, 2018

View Previous EDTalks


What is an EDTalk?
Dr. Amelia Courts
June 2014 


Technology Changes our Expectations
Chad Crumbaker
June 2017


Developing a Growth Mindset
Toni Poling
June 2017


Adapting Education to the Changing World
Ralph Baxter
June 2017


Educating Quality Future Employees
Keith Busby
May 2017


Leveraging Local Control 
Chairman Paul Espinosa
May 2017 


The Importance of Birth to Three
The Honorable Bridget Cohee
May 2017 


We must use every tool at our disposal to create & foster conscious
Andrea Santos
June 2016


What happens if we fail? We learn.
Kenneth Rehm
June 2016


Change & fundamental skills create STEM qualified employees
H. Wood "Woody" Thrasher
June 2016


You cannot become fixed on what you can and cannot do
Rochelle Goodwin
May 2016


Bringing Camp Into the Classroom
Phillip Ferrier
May 2016


Industry must be proactive to address the root cause of this issue 
Tim O'Neal 
May 2016


Nothing great has ever been accomplished without enthusiasm
Dr. Michael Martirano
June 2015 


The need for affordability in higher education
Gary White
June 2015 


How technology gives children a voice that matters
Dr. Illah Nourbakhsh
May 2015 


Preparing students to fill the needs of business and industry
Gail Adams
May 2015 


Schools can encourage students and inspire dreams
Alison Irvin
May 2015 


The art of adapting to a continually evolving education system
Erin Sponaugle
June 2014 


How partnerships can benefit education and the local economy
Dr. Wallace Boston
June 2014


Having the courage to do what is necessary to make life better
Dr. E. Gordon Gee
May 2014 


Be accountable for your own educational success
Sierra Cook
May 2014 


Media Coverage

The Exponent Telegram, June 11, 2016: Teacher of year, Thrasher among speakers at EDTalks event

WDTV – News 5, June 16, 2016: FSU Hosts West Virginia EDTalks Conference

WBOY – News 12, June 16, 2016: Ed Talks

WOAY – TV50, May 19, 2016: EDTalks Come To Beckley

WVU Tech, May 18, 2016: EdTalks Beckley connects business, industry and education

The Register-Herald, May 19, 2016: EDTalks series keys in on connecting education, jobs

WCHS - Channel 8, June 18, 2015: Link Between Education, Jobs, Discussed at Huntington Event

WV Public Broadcasting, June 18, 2015: EDTalks Poses Questions on Next Step in Education in W.Va.

The Herald Dispatch, June 19, 2015: Education leaders seek opportunities for students

WTRF - Channel 7, May 21, 2015: EDTalks Event Focuses On How Education And Jobs Connect to West Virginia’s Future

WTRF - Channel 7, May 12, 2015: EDTalks Wheeling to be held Thursday, May 21

APUS, Jun. 19, 2014: EDTalks Event Provides Insight On How Education And Jobs

The Journal, Jun. 20, 2104: Teacher of Year: Schools need community support

WVU Today, Apr. 15, 2014: Education Alliance hosts EDTalks with WVU President Gordon Gee

The State Journal, Apr. 17, 2014: Strengthening public education

Greater Morgantown, Apr. 30, 2014: EDTalk with Dr. E. Gordon Gee


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