Workshops Scheduled for Fall 2014, Winter 2015


Standards-Based Assessment and Grading in a CCSS World:  Principles and Practicalities


 

 

Friday, December 12, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Tulare Co. Office of Education, 7000 Doe Avenue, Visalia  93291

 

 

 

PRESENTER:

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations, and his instructional practice, which includes 34 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history and coaching teachers and principals.  Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media. He is a columnist for AMLE Magazine, and a frequent contributor to ASCD’s Education Leadership magazine.  He is the author of the award-winning book, Meet Me in the Middle, as well as the best-selling books, Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn’t Always Equal and other well-known works.

With his substantive presentations, sense of humor, and unconventional approaches, he’s been asked to present to teachers and administrators in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Middle East, and at the White House. He lives in Herndon, Virginia with his wife and two children, who are both now in college.  He is currently working on his first young adult fiction novel and a new book on homework practices in the 21st century.

 

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California ASCD and the California Science Teachers Association Present:

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards:  A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning

 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Hosted by Solano Co. Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Dr., Fairfield  94534

 

 

Jared Marr is a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education. 

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  

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 California ASCD and the Santa Maria-Bonita Unified School District present:

 

Leading the Way to the CCSS Implementation

Presenter:  Sue Z. Beers

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Santa Maria-Bonita Unified School District
 

PRESENTER:

An educator for 36 years, Sue Beers has been a teacher, administrator, curriculum director and consultant. Beers currently serves as Director of the Mid-Iowa School Improvement Consortium, a non-profit organization serving 160 school districts in Iowa.   She also conducts professional development for schools, districts, states and other organizations both nationally and internationally. Currently Sue is presenting CCSS workshops nationally for ASCD.

Beers' areas of focus include literacy across the content areas, school improvement planning, effective instructional strategies, and assessment planning and development. She is the co-author of the ASCD action tools Reading Strategies for the Content Areas, Volume 1; Reading Strategies for the Content Areas, Volume 2; Using Writing to Learn Across the Content Areas, and Literacy in the Content Areas.  Beers is also the author of the ASCD action tool Strategies for Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Professional Development.

 

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California ASCD, Scholastic and the Visalia Unified School District Present:

 

Preparing Reticent Writers to Construct Competent CCSS-Aligned Responses

Presenter:  Dr. Kate Kinsella

 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 -- 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visalia Unified School District, Visalia

 

PRESENTER:

Dr. Kate Kinsella is an adjunct faculty member in San Francisco State University’s Center for Teacher Efficacy. Her extensive national consultancy, training, and publications focus upon improving achievement of less proficient readers and immigrant youth. She provides guidance to state departments and districts on evidence-based instructional practices to promote gains for English Learners and under-resourced students in states as varied as New York, California and Texas. A teacher’s teacher, Dr. Kinsella has maintained active classroom involvement by teaching high school English Learners in her University’s Step to College Program and by providing in-class coaching and model lessons across the K-12 curricula. Her areas of professional focus are academic oral language, vocabulary, reading and writing development for career and college readiness. 

 

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California ASCD and the California Science Teachers Association Present:

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards:  A Paradigm Shift in Teaching and Learning

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2015

Hosted by Walnut Valley Unified, Walnut

 

 

Jared Marr is a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with Tulare County Office of Education. 

Michelle French is also a Staff Development and Curriculum Specialist with the Tulare County Office of Education.  

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