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West Virginia Wesleyan College will offer a weeklong professional development seminar starting June 17, which will teach attendees about the new literacy standards, the college recently announced.

In these classes, which from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., attendees will learn about the common core state standards, instructional shifts, practical literacy planning and practices that align with these new standards, according to the college.

The academy is open to K-12 teachers in the RESA VII district – Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker and Upshur counties—and to pre-service education students interested in literacy standards.

Participants can earn three hours of Wesleyan graduate credit for a cost of $425 or earn four continuing education credits for a cost of $400.

However, enrollment is limited to the first 40 teachers.

College faculty members later will follow up with teachers by offering quarterly meetings during the school years to support them as they implement changes in their classrooms.

Applications may be downloaded from Wesleyan's website. People can send these applications to Kathleen Long, dean of graduate studies.

Pre-registration ends June 10 and onsite registration is scheduled June17 at 8 a.m. in Haymond Hall room 120.