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Evaluating Resources for NGSS: The EQuIP Rubric

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: July 29, 2014
Time: 3:30-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: One of the key needs for successful implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards are resources that are well-aligned to the standards. The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the NGSS. The rubric is an effective tool that enables teachers and administrators, in teams or individually, to review existing instructional materials to determine what revisions are needed, provide constructive criterion-based feedback to developers, and identify exemplars/models for teachers' use within and across states. Learn more

Effective Teaching in Early Childhood Education

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Effective teaching in early childhood has been linked with positive long-term student outcomes. The webinar will focus on the importance of early childhood education and the critical role early childhood teachers play in supporting student success.

The goals of this webinar are to explore evidence-based practices that support children’s transition to preschool and kindergarten programs, including practices that support young children with disabilities; to discuss how early childhood professional development systems can support the use of evidence-based practices by teachers; and to learn how high-quality teacher practices in early learning experiences can translate into long-term academic benefits. Learn more

Using Instructionally Sensitive Assessments to Measure Teacher Effectiveness

Organization: Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 3:00-5:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: The aim of this webinar is to spark interest in the importance of the instructional sensitivity of assessments and encourage a dialogue about how the use of results from instructionally sensitive assessments can promote teacher effectiveness.

The goals of the webinar are to learn about instructional sensitivity and how it relates to teacher effectiveness; to review the history of assessment use in this country and the evolution of the current accountability system; to explore methods for evaluating the instructional sensitivity of assessments; and to explore techniques that teachers can use in the classroom to gauge how well they are teaching. Learn more