"Leading and Planning for Literacy"
August 3-5, 2011
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Videos and supporting materials for the sessions that were filmed will be available in September on ZipTrain, the e-learning portal at http://brt.ziptrain.com/. You can stay up to date on the professional development offered through the portal by visiting the DATA Project's ZipTrain page: www.oregondataproject.org/content/ziptrain
Assessment Literacy: Formative, Intermediate, Summative
Rick Stiggins will address the best use of formative, intermediate, and summative assessment models as we continue to reach for higher standards for teaching and learning.
School and District Team Planning
Peter Pappas will explain and demonstrate the best practices for student engagement in the new rigorous curriculum of the 21st century.
Emphasis on Reading/Writing Assessment and Instruction
Kevin Feldman will focus on techniques and strategies for Secondary reading and Language Arts. An inspirational and practical presentation that will help participants engage students.
Anita Archer Strategic Literacy Videos
Anita Archer Elementary Videos
Yolanda Westerberg, Literacy Consultant, Westerberg & Associates
Yolanda Westerberg will work with elementary participants to "plan" their year to best meet reading and writing standards. Practical tools and strategies will be the focus of the workshop.
On Oregon's Path to College and Career-Ready Graduates: Districts Can Plan the Route
This interactive session will inform participants on the latest with Common Core State Standards Adoption, the SMARTER/Balanced Assessment, Essential Skills requirements, cut score changes, and more. Participants will have an opportunity to share implementation ideas between districts. Bring your best ideas and artifacts related to these initiatives. This session will be informative for districts just beginning their journey and will provide a great opportunity to look ahead for the next for years.
PRE-CONFERENCE: AUGUST 2, 2011
Session I: Working to Stop What Stops the Work (8:00 to 12:00)
Speaker: Patty Parnell, Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
This session is intended to support the work of instructional coaches trained through the Direct Access to Achievement (DATA) Project. Enrollment in this free session is limited to 30. If you are not a coach but are interested in attending the session, please contact Mickey Garrison at email@example.com.
The goal of “Working to Stop What Stops the Work” is to increase team success – and therefore student success – by providing an opportunity for educators to:
· become more skilled at valuable communication strategies
· participate in candid dialogue about what does and doesn’t seem to work in the face of change or conflict
· and to practice new learning in a safe environment.
Session II: Toolkit for Accountability (1:00 to 3:00)
Speakers: Google-certified Trainers
This session offers a tutorial on the Oregon DATA Project's Toolkit for Accountability. Certified Google trainers will be on hand to provide a hands-on training for the Google-based suite of accountability tools. Open to all, no enrollment necessary. Contact Megan Monson for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session III: Best Practices in Oregon (3:00 to 5:00)
Speaker: Mickey Garrison, Oregon Department of Education
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) grant program report out and document information session. Open to all, no enrollment necessary.
Each summer Behavioral Research and Teaching conducts an August Institute for the district users of easyCBM. This year’s Institute is scheduled at the University of Oregon, for August 1-2, 2011.
This year's institute for returning district sharing ideas is on August 1st, with the 2nd being focused on new district users. Click here for an informational sheet that includes a registration form. Completed registration forms are to be faxed to: (541) 346-5689.
If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Denise Swanson : (541) 346-3597.
Hotel Reservations: Hilton Eugene & Conference Center
66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, United States 97401Tel: 1-541-342-2000