Events

21st Century Skills and Common Core: Research & Practice Perspectives — Webinar

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

The Northeast Rural Districts Research Alliance hosts this Bridge Webinar to discuss the challenges of assessing 21st Century Skills in rural schools in the context of the Common Core State Standards. Participants will engage with current research and deepen their knowledge of principles of teaching and assessing 21st Century cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills.

Featured presenter Dr. Joan Herman, Co-Director Emeritus of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing at U.C.L.A., will review the development and assessment of 21st Century Skills and how they connect to the Common Core. Her presentation will be followed by perspectives from research alliance members on teaching, learning, and assessing these skills in small rural schools and districts in the Northeast.

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Events

Preparing Students and Teachers for the Common Core Assessments—A Case Study Registration

From Education Week: This Free  web event takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

The Assessments tied to the Common Core State Standards require significant lift from states and districts as well as the teachers who will be implementing more formative testing to gauge student readiness for the exams. This webinar highlights the collaboration between the state of Rhode Island and Measured Progress on the Rhode Island Interim Assessment Program to create assessments that empower educators. Join our guest from the state’s Department of Education for an in-depth examination of how the assessments were constructed and why they can work for Rhode Island as well as nationwide.

In conjunction with the state, Measured Progress developed online testing tools that incorporate accessibility features to create a comfortable assessment environment and more accurately measure student learning. Advanced technology and rigorous items enable teachers to create tests and pinpoint what they want to know about student achievement.

via Preparing Students and Teachers for the Common Core Assessments—A Case Study Registration.