School of Education Brings New Tech Network to West Virginia

August 1, 2011

Imagine a high school with no bells, yet students are engaged and on task. Imagine students taking initiative and responsibility for their own education while working and learning collaboratively in a team environment. Imagine teaching and learning that directly relates to real-world business, industry, and professional careers. Imagine high schools where students learn to be engaged, responsible citizens of their local community.

For teachers and students in a New Tech High School, this may be a reality.

For West Virginia educators, Fairmont State University’s School of Education, Health and Human Performance is helping to make this a reality by facilitating the exploration of New Tech’s innovative educational approach.

“Our goal at Fairmont State is to educate the most creative and innovative teachers we can, and to partner with school districts across the state to facilitate professional development opportunities that will significantly enhance the success of our schools, our communities, and our region,” stated Dr. Van Dempsey, dean of the School. “New Tech presents a tremendous opportunity for us and our partners in public education.”