And another item from the neo-liberals in yesterday’s inbox…
Reminder: Two Alliance Webinars This Week
A short description of upcoming Alliance for Excellent Education webinars is below, followed by additional information and RSVP details for each. Please note that you will need to register for each webinar in which you intend to participate, i.e., you will need to complete two registration forms if you intend to participate in both of the webinars listed below. There is no cost to participate in these webinars.
- Tuesday, June 18: Converging Opportunities: Common Core State Standards and Digital Learning: This webinar will address the ways in which digital learning and college- and career-ready standards are mutually supportive. Both the wave of new digital tools and strategies and the implementation of new, higher standards provide school districts with a precious opportunity to transform teaching and learning.
- Wednesday, June 19: Next-Generation English Language Proficiency Assessments: To succeed in school, English learners must attain academic language competencies needed to demonstrate subject-area knowledge and skills. This webinar will examine the design of English language proficiency (ELP) assessment systems based on new ELP standards that correspond to a common set of college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics.
NOTE: If you are unable to watch the webinar live, an archived version will be available at http://www.all4ed.org/webinars approximately one or two business days after the event airs.
Please direct questions concerning any of these webinars to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, June 18, 20132:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Lisa Andrejko, Superintendent, Quakertown Community School District (PA)
Gerald Aungst, Supervisor of Gifted Education, School District of Cheltenham Township, (Elkis Park, PA)
Sandy Hayes, English Teacher, Becker Public Schools (MN);
President, National Council of Teachers of English
Elizabeth Schneider, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Alliance for Excellent Education
Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar that will address the ways in which digital learning and college- and career-ready standards are mutually supportive. Both the wave of new digital tools and strategies and the implementation of new, higher standards provide school districts with a precious opportunity to transform teaching and learning.
No fewer than four major forces are shaping the future of education: (1) new, higher college- and career-ready standards; (2) emerging digital tools and technologies; (3) constrained budgets; and (4) shifting demands on the teaching profession. The first two are deeply aligned, and the panelists in this webinar will reveal lessons learned and their hopes for the future.
During the webinar, members of the Project 24 team of experts will share their experiences implementing the Common Core State Standards into technology-rich learning environments. Lisa Andrejko will speak from multiple years of experience implementing standards-based education efforts alongside blended learning initiatives and share some of her lessons learned, while Gerald Aungst will share how his district is making the most of the opportunity to deeply re-examine fundamental questions about teaching and learning. Sandy Hayes will share her experience from the classroom and how she and other dedicated educators are working to make higher standards a reality through improving teacher practice. Elizabeth Schneider will moderate the discussion.
The panel will discuss the types of digital tools that have been helpful in their efforts, how they have seen teaching and learning change, and the importance of effective external communications about new standards. Panelists will also address questions submitted by viewers from across the country.
Register and submit questions for the webinar at http://media.all4ed.org/registration-jun-18-2013 .
Wednesday, June 19, 20131:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (ET)
Timothy Boals, Executive Director, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium
Gary Cook, Associate Research Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Robert Linquanti, Project Director for English Learner Evaluation and Accountability Support, WestEd
Mariana Haynes, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education
Kathleen Vanderwall, Manager, Test Design and Administration,
Office of Assessment and Information Services, Oregon Department of Education
Please join the Alliance for a webinar on the design of English language proficiency (ELP) assessment systems based on new ELP standards that correspond to a common set of college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics. To succeed in school, English learners must attain academic language competencies needed to demonstrate subject-area knowledge and skills. Through federal support, state consortia have the opportunity to design high-quality assessment systems that target and measure key receptive and productive language competencies that need to be fostered and acquired to ensure English learners can meaningfully engage with grade-level subject matter content and disciplinary practices.
Robert Linquanti and Gary Cook will describe the implications of the ELP assessments for strengthening English learner education policies and practices. Kathleen Vanderwall will provide an overview of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century Consortium. Timothy Boals will outline major elements of the Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems. Mariana Haynes will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.
This webinar is made possible with support from
Register and submit questions for the webinar at http://media.all4ed.org/registration-jun-19-2013 .
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