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Root Cause Analysis

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: November 5, 2014
Time: 4:00-5:30 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Root cause analysis is a powerful method schools use to analyze data to solve problems; it aims to identify and correct the root causes of problems or events, rather than simply addressing their symptoms. It also helps prevent schools from making incorrect assumptions that solve the “wrong” problem. Educators use this approach in their schools and districts, both reactively (to understand the success or failure of past strategies) and proactively (to plan improvements in school performance). Join us to learn from a veteran practitioner about the value of this process and practical ways to use it in your school or district. This webinar will be helpful to educators regardless of whether they are familiar with this method of data use in their schools. The webinar is open to all educators, including teachers, assistant principals, elementary and secondary school principals, directors, and central office administrators. 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

Pathways into Teaching

Organization: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: November 11, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: What is the best way to become a teacher? Do some pathways produce more effective teachers or teachers who are more likely to stay in the profession? Join us to explore these questions. Share your experiences in teacher training, with a critical eye toward alternative routes into the profession and the related teacher and student outcomes. Ana Menezes of The New Teacher Project will guide the discussion, talk about The New Teacher Project’s teacher training model, and help participants find ways to apply lessons from this approach in their own districts and schools. Learn more

Making Disciplinary Literacy Work in the Middle Level for Common Core and More!

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: December 3, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE, the International Reading Association, and celebrated literacy expert, Doug Buehl, as we take a closer look at making disciplinary literacy work in the middle level for student achievement. This topic is critical for success with the Common Core and much more! Learn more

Shout It Out Loud: Tools and Apps for Amplifying Student Voices through Formative Assessment

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: December 10, 2014
Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EASTERN
Registration: Individual registration is required to participate in this webinar.
Description: Join AMLE and Julie Ramsay as we explore how to use formative assessment, supported by digital tools, to determine exactly what our students have mastered in the middle level. Learn how to help students design their own rubrics, set their own goals, publish their own digital portfolios, and reflect on what and how they’ve learned. A powerful and empowering webinar! Learn more