SVPRC Advisory Board – Representative working group of educators that includes a lead clinical educator from each participating school division, a principal for each of the New River and Roanoke Valleys, and a representative from each institution of higher education commissioned to design, evaluate, and implement the ongoing consortium projects.
Clinical Schools – PK-12 public schools, located in the New River and Roanoke Valleys, who agree to participate in the consortium for a minimum of a three-year cycle. Their teachers apply to become clinical educators. A lead clinical educator is appointed by the school principal, and serves at the discretion of aforementioned principal.
Lead Clinical Educator – School-based faculty member who serves as a liaison, facilitator, and ombudsman between the institutions of higher education and the faculty and administration of the local school. Teachers apply for the position. The application is approved by the building administrator.
Clinical Educator – School based faculty who assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of field based experiences and instruction for pre-service teachers. Teachers apply for the position. The application is approved by the building administrator. Clinical faculty must participate in a Consortium sponsored or approved professional development program once every three years.
Mini-Grants – Participating schools may apply for additional funds to support the ongoing professional development of a school’s clinical educators. To be eligible, a school must have an active clinical educator, including a team leader and current in required professional development programs.
Workshops – To remain a clinical educator, an individual must participate in a Consortium sponsored or approved professional development program once every three years.
Pre-service Teacher – College students studying for a teacher license
Beginning/Novice Teacher – First-year teacher; either first year teaching or first year at the school division.