Ted Lindquist demonstrating PowerSchool to participants
Ken O’Connor, author of “A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades”
Ken O’Connor and Ted Lindquist provided an outstanding, two-day workshop on how the grade book in PowerSchool can be used to support the implementation of standards-based grading practices. More than 50 participants attended, including teams from Franklin, Northampton, Greene, Wake Counties and Gravely Middle School in Orange County. All participants received copies of O’Connor’s book, A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades.
Meeting materials and presentation are posted under Past Events.
Tom Hierck from The Leadership & Learning Center
Tom Hierck returned to the Central Carolina RESA on November 4-5 to provide the basic RCD model to instructional leaders in our service area. Tom has served as a consultant to the district since May 2012 and is available, along with Keith Beamon, to assist districts with the development of curriculum and assessment around Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Standards. On the second day, Tom facilitated the first meeting of the RCD Users Group.
Dr. Anthony Jackson, Regional Superintendent of the Year
On Monday, July 29, CCRESA Executive Director, Neil Pedersen, traveled to Rocky Mount to participate in a ceremony recognizing Tony Jackson, Superintendent of the Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools, for being selected as our Regional Superintendent of the Year. Among the attendees were family members, longtime friends, and school board members as well as the entire leadership team from the district.
Brian McNulty presenting the workshop “What We Know About Effective School Leadership”.
Brian McNulty, Vice President for the Leadership and Learning Center, conducted a two-day program on The Learning Leader. Approximately 75 principals, assistant principals, and central services staff were in attendance. Dr. McNulty shared information about the research on school leadership and how principals can become more effective instructional leaders.
Sue Gendron presents material on Smarter Balanced Assessments
Sue Gendron, Scholastic Achievement Partners Senior Fellow, facilitated a workshop on Smarter-Balanced Assessments to about 80 staff members at the McKimmon Center. She provided background information on what instructional leaders need to know about Smarter-Balanced Assessments. She shared information about summative, formative, and interim assessments, as well as performance assessments, and how schools can best prepare students for success on these assessments.
Click here to view a pdf version of Sue’s presentation.
Jan Chappuis presented to 50 participants from across the Central Carolina RESA and NCDPI
Jan Chappuis, author of Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning, shared information during a two-day workshop on June 12-13 about the process that classroom teachers should follow to formatively assess student learning. Participants received a copy of Jan’s book and electronic copies of materials that would allow them to conduct training sessions within their districts.