Glenville State College hosting workshop with state authors

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GLENVILLE, W.Va. (WDTV) - As part of a five-day workshop for middle school teachers taking place at Glenville State College, three West Virginia authors will be visiting campus to discuss their work and how it relates to creating a connection for students between subject content and local communities.

The 25 teachers of grades 6-8 who are attending the workshop primarily are instructors of reading, social studies, and math. Content material will include historical and informational texts that are specific to West Virginia. Participants will create and share cross-curricular lessons for the various resources they will receive for their classrooms.

The project is funded by an Improving Teacher Quality Grant through the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and involves the summer on-campus workshop, one follow-up day, and classroom mentoring visits.

The authors are:

Steve Kittner – Author of River Rocks

He grew up near Elkview and his book is set in that area.

Christy Perry Tuohey – Author of Panther Mountain: Caroline’s Story

She is a graduate of Spencer High School and her work is based on her family history in Nicholas County and includes West Virginia’s move for statehood.

Rick Steelhammer – Author of It Happened in West Virginia

He is a columnist and reporter for the Charleston Gazette and has attended a similar workshop at GSC in the past.

The event will take place Tuesday, August 2, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Mollohan Campus Community Center Third Floor.