How does one use summative assessment, and more importantly, formative assessment? Where does reflection come in as both a formative assessment tool for students and for teachers? How can students play a role in owning their own units and giving feedback for future units of instruction? In this session, the consultant will share ways to address all of these topics and will provide resources to help teachers as they tackle assessment and reflection as it relates to project based instruction.
Who Should Attend: Teachers (K-12), administrators, academic coaches and anyone who is interested in learning about how formative assessment can drive classroom instruction.
Using Data to Improve Learning: Leading Collaborative Inquiry
This session provides a framework for conversations around data as well as prompts that allow principals to discuss the findings in a collegial, collaborative way to encourage teachers to think critically about their own practices. Discover how data literacy gives teachers a way to inform and improve practice and gives schools a way to develop deep, sustained change and educational improvement.
Who Should Attend: Principals, administrators, and other leaders who are interested in learning how to improve teacher effectiveness through data-driven best practices.
The Craft of Teacher Supervision: The Actions that Matter Most
The role of teacher evaluation is essential for an effective principal. This session will focus on evaluation of all teachers—from our superstars to our less than superstars. Principals will have a chance to practice conferencing, note taking, and to examine the most effective ways to evaluate and improve our teachers.
Who Should Attend: Principals, administrators, and other leaders who are interested in improving instruction on a daily basis.
Decide, Design, and Deliver: Transforming Fact-Based Decisions into Result
Your team has made the move to data-driven decisions. Yet, you're still not seeing the improvement you want to see. How do you move from data-driven decision making to demonstrable results? This hands-on workshop will help participants align data, resources, people, and develop an action plan to drive results.
Who Should Attend: Principals, administrators, and other leaders who are interested in learning how to translate data-driven research into practical results.
Formal and Informal Classroom Observations
Teachers need feedback more than just once or twice a year. Learn how to focus observations in order to provide useful feedback to teachers. Develop your skills in using informal observations to collect data and use it as a basis for engaging teachers in conversations about their specific instructional practice.
Who Should Attend: Principals, administrators, and other leaders who are interested in learning new ways to evaluate teachers through observation.
Leveraging Data and Differentiation to Do What’s Best for the 21st Century Learner
Yesteryear’s classroom was filled with rows of desks and a teacher at the front of the room providing one-size-fits-all direct instruction. Both experience and research tell us that this approach to teaching and learning is fraught with shortcomings. In contrast, the 21st Century classroom is a vibrant place where learning leaders leverage data and differentiation to make instruction relevant and powerful for today’s learners. This session will demonstrate how data and differentiation are indispensable components of 21st Century teaching and learning, and it will provide you with a foundation and tools for using data and differentiation to meet students’ needs.
Who Should Attend: Teachers (K-12), administrators, academic coaches, and anyone who is interested in learning how to differentiate instruction using data-driven best practices.