We are excited to be presenting as part of the 2016 Region 40 Multi-District School Improvement Teacher Institute.  Below you will find information about our workshops, handouts and more.

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ELA Workshops

Kristina

(Kristina Gardner)

ELA K-5

How can we measure and monitor learning in elementary ELA? Some of the best ways to monitor learning is so unobtrusive that the student doesn’t even notice.  This is authentic elementary assessment. In this session we will look at the principles of authentic measures of monitoring learning, question complexity and cognitive demand of tasks.  We will dig into how we can measure student performance through reliable and effective rubrics and checklists and equip you with specific examples you can pick up and use tomorrow…question writing tools to speed you along and ways leverage your time the most effective way possible.

ELA 6-12

How can we measure and monitor learning in middle and high school ELA? Some of the best ways to monitor learning is so unobtrusive that the student doesn’t even notice.  This is authentic assessment. In this session we will look at the principles of authentic measures of monitoring learning, question complexity and cognitive demand of tasks.  We will dig into how we can measure student performance through reliable and effective rubrics and checklists and equip you with specific examples you can pick up and use tomorrow…question writing tools to speed you along and ways leverage your time the most effective way possible.

Math Workshops

JoeSmall

(Joe Mullikin)

Math K-5

From conceptual questions to procedural questions, the cognitive demand and design of the problem makes a big difference!  This session will help teachers to explore different ways of measuring learning in the classroom and provide question writing stems to get teachers ready with tools to use immediately in their classroom discussions and assessments.

Math 6-12

Writing math questions are different.  Lets dig deeper here!  What makes even a seemingly difficult problem procedural so a student might get the correct answer without really understanding the mathematics behind what they are solving?  A problem set can be “drill and kill” or conceptually difficult and at the highest levels of cognitive demand.  Lets look at the problems we ask and see what the best designs might be. This session will help teachers to explore different ways of measuring learning in the classroom and provide question writing stems to get teachers ready with tools to use immediately in their classroom discussions and assessments.

SLO Toolkit Workshop

Keynote

(Anne Weerda)

The SLO Toolkit Part 1 and 2

From learning goals to writing rigorous, yet realistic growth goals, this session will help participants understand how to make the most of the SLO process.  Participants will learn how to have effective SLO conversations, what to bring to the SLO meetings and how to use historical data to create great goals.  Fill your SLO toolbox!
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This article was written by Kids at the Core founder, Anne Weerda.

Anne is an assessment and curriculum specialist best known for her work in assessment design, data analysis and instructional effectiveness. Anne is a sought after speaker in the area of assessment design, curriculum and instruction.
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