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it that makes some school leaders great and others not so great? Why are some
principals able to turn around their schools, when others turn around
themselves and walk away from their schools, as evidenced by the exceptionally
high turnover rate among school leaders? Based on a scientific analysis of
decades of research and years of experience working with principals solving
real problems, we've arrived at a simple answer: Balance.
Join Bryan Goodwin, lead author of the new ASCD book,
Balanced Leadership forPowerful Learning
, for this in-depth webinar where he will share practical strategies that
self-professed ordinary people have used to become extraordinary leaders. You
will learn about the three key roles that leaders must balance to be effective:
strategists, optimistic change agents, and purpose driven team builders.
Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 3:00 p.m. ET (US)
Presented by Bryan Goodwin, McREL International
Closing Math Learning Gaps with Data & Formative Assessment
When combining digital curriculum that provides formative assessment data with everyday instructional practices, educators are equipped to address math learning gaps in real-time. Join Kristine Tipton, Innovation Coach at DeKalb County Central United School District, Ind., as she shares how she's been able to use digital curriculum like DreamBox Learning Math to support deeper learning at her schools.
This interactive discussion includes:
Creating a personalized learning environment to enhance instructional practice
Leveraging formative assessment data to close math learning gaps
Kristine Tipton, innovation coach, DeKalb County Central United school district, Ind/
This webinar will be moderated by Joe Trahan, curriculum designer, DreamBox Learning.
REGISTER HERE Formative Assessment: Balancing grading and a focus on improvement Many experts say that tasks used for formative assessment should not be graded. Formative assessment is about gauging progress toward a learning goal, giving feedback, and working with students to fill in the gaps. Grading can complicate that process, they argue. But drawing a line between formative assessment and grading can be tough in the classroom setting. Teachers may get pressure from parents and the district to give grades on student work. And some students may be more likely to complete tasks when they're scored. In this webinar, an education research professor and an English teacher will discuss why many people say formative assessments and grades shouldn't mix, and what teachers can do to get around that. Guests: Lorrie Shepard, dean and distinguished professor of research and evaluation methodology, the University of Colorado Boulder Scott Filkins, English teacher at Central High School in Champaign, Ill., and member of the National Council of Teachers of English Task Force on Assessment This webinar will be moderated by Liana Heitin, assistant editor, Education Week. REGISTER HERE
Assessment includes a wide variety of
methods that educators use to evaluate, measure, and document the academic
readiness, learning progress, and skill acquisition of students. But
testing alone does nothing.
Join us as we welcome special guest Nancy W.
Sindelar, Ph.D, teacher, consultant, and author of Assessment
Powered Teaching and Using Test Data for Student Achievement to learn
strategies for teachers and administrators to gather and use student test
data to enhance student learning and close achievement gaps.
During the webinar, Dr. Sindelar will cover:
The meaning and purpose of different
assessment types and how they complement one another
How high performing schools use formative and
summative assessments to make sound instructional decisions
Strategies to take back to the classroom, including
using data to provide effective feedback and motivate students with
the results of their learning
Tips on implementing peer tutoring based on
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