The Legislature recognizes that the nature of teaching restricts the interaction of teachers in the classroom and their opportunity to observe exemplary instructional techniques of their colleagues. To facilitate a process for sharing successful pedagogy, the state board, through regional educational service agencies, shall develop a process to record and distribute exemplary teaching techniques by any electronic means available.
The teachers at any school within a regional educational service agency may nominate by consensus one teacher per year from that school whose teaching techniques they believe to be exemplary. Such nomination shall be completed no later than the first day of January in any school year. Upon such nomination, the principal shall arrange through the regional educational service agency for the recording of that teacher's exemplary teaching techniques. Following completion of such recording, the regional educational service agency shall make arrangements and schedule a date and location for those teachers whose teaching techniques were recorded to review the teaching techniques recorded in the region and determine which best demonstrate exemplary teaching techniques in different subject areas. Teachers whose recorded teaching techniques are selected shall receive a bonus equal to the highest average two-day pay for a teacher in the region.
The state board shall compile the recorded teaching techniques selected by the teachers, produce copies of the recording and provide a method for distribution on a statewide and regional basis.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session