West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.

Business

West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.

Education

West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.

Employment

West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.

Family

West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.

Health

Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.

Tourism

Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Additional Continuing Education Resources

Looking for tools to assist you with providing 21st Century Skills? This extensive resource for educators provides information on blogging, teaching resources, computer troubleshooting, ESL, software tutorials, and free online courses just to name a few!
WVSSAC Coaches Education Program Schedule (14 Hour Class) Date, Day, Time and Location where each class takes place.
Exhibits in a physical space like a museum may come and go, but online they can live longer. Here you will find online components of our museum exhibits, additional information about our exhibits and artifacts, and exhibits that won't exist anywhere but here.
The e-Learning for Educators initiative will help bridge the barriers of time, distance, and inequities for all West Virginia teachers by providing access to web-based professional development opportunities.
From Classroom to Classroom the 21st Century Guide for New Teachers website is designed as a tool to help both the mentor and the new teacher redefine what their relationship, communication, and classroom might look like in the 21st century.
Looking for some new ideas to assist you in maintaining a respectful and effective classroom environment? Try using these free classroom simulation games featuring normal and disruptive events that frequently occur in primary and secondary classrooms to improve your skills. The randomly-selected events provide opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers to differentiate between normal and disruptive classroom events, make decisions that affect the physical and emotional health of students, practice relationship-building skills, efficiently utilize time in the classroom, and view the classroom as a system and understand how decisions affect all components of this system.
This Tool Kit is designed to provide you with practical tools and resources you and your staff can use to prepare for a pandemic flu outbreak.
This site was designed by teachers to assist colleagues in planning and delivering effective 21st century instruction in West Virginia Classrooms. It enables educators to quickly access 21st Century Content Standards, Learning Skills and Technology Tools for WV Schools, as well as other resources that exemplify rigorous and relevant instructional design and delivery.
If you have participated in a continuing education course with the Library Commission make sure you get your hours documented by using this form.
The Secretary's Fifth Annual Report on Teacher Quality presents the most current information for 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and outlying areas, on the implementation of the teacher quality provisions of Title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA) and the mandates of NCLB.
Interested in learning more about West Virginia's history? Test your knowledge through this interactive online quiz focused on West Virginia History.