CCRESA’s Spring/Summer Lineup of Thought Leaders
Our focus for the next few months will be on enhancing the quality and effectiveness of classroom assessments Click on the Events tab to learn more about and how to register for the following sessions:
Reviewing Districts’ Progress on Implementing Curriculum for Common Core State Standards and NC Essential Standards: Tom Hierck, consultant from the Leadership and Learning Center, will facilitate the sharing of curriculum documents that CCRESA districts have developed to support implementation of CCSS and NCES.
Effective Use of Common Formative Assessments: Tom Hierck will facilitate an in-depth discussion of effective assessment practices for teachers to use to inform students, PLC teams, and themselves about the level of student understanding and how to respond to this feedback.
Sound Grading Practices: Ken O’Connor, nationally recognized authority on classroom grading practices and author of A Repair Kit: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades, will lead a discussion about recommended changes in grading practices that should be considered as schools move to standards-based grading systems.
Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning: Jan Chappuis, a colleague of Rick Stiggins and author of several books on classroom assessment, will lead a two-day workshop on how teachers can improve their assessment practices to enhance the level of achievement of students and the effectiveness of their teaching.
Preparing for Smarter-Balanced Assessment: Sue Gendron, a Scholastic Achievement Partners Senior Fellow, currently serving as the Policy Coordinator for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, will provide the most current information about the assessment items being developed by SBAC and will begin to develop the skills that teachers need to prepare students for this more rigorous type of assessment and to write similar assessment items of their own.