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  • The Preferred and Attainable Future of Teacher Evaluation

    The Preferred and Attainable Future of Teacher Evaluation

    This session will begin with a brief review of the expressed intentions of Race to the Top (RTT) and the failure of that effort to meet its intended goals. Those goals, in part, were to more accurately determine the strengths and areas of improvement for every teacher such that the expertise of K-12 educators could be systematically improved via the use of this information.

    Because RTT failed in this endeavor teacher evaluation currently runs the risk of devolving into a perfunctory ritual that is relatively meaningless. However, this does NOT have to be the inevitable future of teacher evaluation. We, as a profession, have learned a great deal from RTT and stand at a point where we can create a system that actually manifests the intended goals of RTT in a fair and accurate way. This session will lay out the specifics of such a system.

    Speaker Name : Robert Marzano
  • Get Students Ready for the Real World by Upping Our Teaming Game

    Get Students Ready for the Real World by Upping Our Teaming Game

    What can I do to get my students more engaged with tasks and with each other? And more importantly, how can I get them to collaborate and support one another as they learn? There is no magic formula but there are structures and routines that we can build to have more supportive teams. Focus on skills students need in the real world and look at ways to turn the learning over to the students to mimic real-world collaboration and teaming. Attend this session, if you feel you have teaming foundations in place.

    Speaker Name : Liz Buzzanca, Mindy Province
  • Igniting Change Leaders in Maine School Districts

    Igniting Change Leaders in Maine School Districts

    LSI and the Maine Center for Leadership and Innovation (MCLI) are partnering to increase professional and sustainable leadership practices within a consortium of school districts. LSI empowers schools and districts to transform core instruction and leadership practices, building systems’ capacity to sustain the improvements. Maine Leadership Teams build district capacity for change by bringing together instructional leaders from every level, from superintendents to teacher leaders: anyone who will be responsible for leading implementation. Only through the creation and development of great teams will we make substantive and lasting changes in our educational systems.

    Speaker Name : Gary Hess, Mick Roy
  • Introducing Florida’s NEW BEST Standards in ELA

    Introducing Florida’s NEW BEST Standards in ELA

    Learn all about Florida’s new ELA standards that will be implemented over the next two years.

    Speaker Name : Kirstie Lickliter
  • Introducing Florida’s NEW BEST Standards in Math

    Introducing Florida’s NEW BEST Standards in Math

    Learn all about Florida’s new Math standards that will be implemented over the next two years.

    Speaker Name : Stephanie Terrell
  • Now Where Were We? Tools to Help Your Team Stay Focused and on Track!

    Now Where Were We? Tools to Help Your Team Stay Focused and on Track!

    This session focuses on the combined use of the Focused School Leader Growth Tracker, Action Boarding, and a book study on School Leadership for Results as a first step in implementing the Focused School Leader Evaluation Model. The Gary Community Schools have been engaged in virtual professional development on this formative assessment method for more than six months to understand and implement elements of Domains 1, 2, and 4 (A Data-Driven Focus on School Improvement, Instruction of a Viable and Guaranteed Curriculum, and Community of Care and Collaboration) as an administrative group and with building leaders. School and building initiatives were aligned to the 3 domains, and action steps were aligned to school improvement goals within each Domain. Since all instruction has taken place virtually during the 2020/21 SY, action boards were created using spreadsheets and/or Trello. The professional development plan, examples of action boards presented by Gary Principals, and integration of the action boards with the growth tracker and FSLM protocols will be presented during the session.

    Speaker Name : Chaitra Wade, Kathy Einhorn, Martina Garza
  • Power Up Core Instruction

    Power Up Core Instruction

    Attendees will learn a routine for planning core instruction to include student engagement strategies and monitoring and tracking for acceleration to close achievement gaps.

    Speaker Name : Joanna Sozio
  • SEL and Collective Agency

    SEL and Collective Agency

    At Learning Sciences International, collective agency is developed through a progression that involves a focus on the individual and collective whys of a team and organization. This requires a shift in the way we see ourselves and one another as we journey through crisis and trauma. Participants will learn more about this progression toward collective agency to fully understand how an investment and commitment within vision and mission may fuel a synergy of compassion between students, teachers, leaders, and the extended school community to afford sustainable, transformational change.

    Speaker Name : Camile Earle-Dennis
  • Self-Care and Self-Management: The Synergy of Me and We

    Self-Care and Self-Management: The Synergy of Me and We

    During challenging times, educators may forget about caring for themselves and managing stressors. Participants will be introduced to the art and balance of focusing on themselves and their teams to not only regulate their emotions and manage stress, but also model and demonstrate the essential need of caring for oneself and others.

    Speaker Name : Camile Earle-Dennis
  • Teacher Evaluation is Not (Just) About Teachers: Re-Framing Student Evidence

    Teacher Evaluation is Not (Just) About Teachers: Re-Framing Student Evidence

    One of the most frequently asked questions of 2020 was, “How do we see virtual student evidence?” One of the distinguishing factors of the Marzano Focused Teacher Evaluation Model is the recognition of students demonstrating the desired effect of an element. Virtual instruction required educators to look at student evidence through a new lens. What were the takeaways from this? How do observers re-frame student evidence to truly capture desired effects, regardless of where instruction takes place?

    Speaker Name : Julie Bettis
  • Teacher Evaluation with a Focus on SEL

    Teacher Evaluation with a Focus on SEL

    Social-Emotional Learning is at the forefront of educators’ minds and plans. 2020’s pandemic made the need for embedded SEL skills within instruction clear and districts put many steps in place to build SEL into daily practices. Teacher evaluation is an opportunity to provide feedback on instructionally embedded SEL. With the release of updated protocols in 2020, join us to discover why you should be talking about SEL in evaluation and how to use the FTEM protocols for growth.

    Speaker Name : Gary Hess
  • The New Skills Gap in Young People and How to Reskill Our Youth (Post-Pandemic)

    The New Skills Gap in Young People and How to Reskill Our Youth (Post-Pandemic)

    With 2020 demanding that we adjust to shutdowns and work-from-home, yet still be productive in the workplace, some new essential skills became saving graces. Expanding skill frameworks for College and Career Readiness is needed in order to prepare youth to learn cognitive flexibility in school and in life.

    Speaker Name : Diane Stultz, Karen Doty