West Liberty University’s Dr. Terry Wallace was selected to serve on the West Virginia State Network of Educators for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and will be working with teachers across the state to create a digital library.
“I look forward to serving on the consortium and working together with educators to create a statewide digital library for all West Virginia students, aligning it with grade levels and curricular areas. It is a much needed tool,” Wallace said.
According to Carla Williamson, state lead of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, the Consortium is guided by the belief that the effective use of a balanced assessment system can improve teaching and learning. It is committed to providing educators resources, tools, and professional learning opportunities so that they can tailor instruction to student needs based on information from this balanced approach.
“The heart of the resources for formative practice is the digital library, an online, interactive clearinghouse for educators, as well as families and students that will be user-friendly, searchable and collaborative,” she said. As a member of the Consortium, Wallace and other members will “vet, identify and submit resources to the digital library.”
Wallace has served West Liberty University as a Fellow in the Institute for Innovation in Education for several years. The Institute for Innovation in Education’s mission is to advance education through innovation in teaching, learning, leadership and entrepreneurship and to develop new plans and programs to advance the academic mission of WLU and support the advancement of education in our region, our state and our nation.
Wallace holds advanced degrees from Ohio University, George Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Wallace has served in cabinet positions in Ohio, as a healthcare CEO and a senior school district administrator. He is a longtime member of the graduate faculty at Muskingum University, has taught at universities in four states, is a licensed school superintendent in three states and writes syndicated monthly newspaper columns on a variety of public policy issues.