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The Components of a Balanced Assessment System

Zoom

There is an unfortunate “urban legend” about balanced assessment systems. Many appear to think that an assessment system is balanced when it includes summative, interim, and formative components. This is not true. This webinar discusses the key features of various types of assessments and helps participants understand how to evaluate components of an assessment system […]

Strengthening Student-to-Student Discussions in Hybrid and Online Classrooms (Module 2)

Zoom

Strengthening Student-to-Student Discussions in Hybrid and Online Classrooms includes the following four modules: Module 1 (April 14) - Learn how to build conversation skills and design supported opportunities for all of your students to engage in discussions about academic content with diverse partners. Module 2 (April 21) - Learn how to facilitate acquisition of the academic language students need to effectively […]

Assessment for Learning in Extraordinary Times (Session 3)

Zoom

Formative Assessment Moves to Uncover Academic Language Demands and  to Support English Learners During a Lesson To ensure equity in our formative assessment practices, we must think carefully about academic language demands for everyone including our EL students. In this session, we explore the power of the seven formative assessment moves framework to increase students’ […]

Creative Solutions for Summer Staffing: Partnering with Higher Education and Pre-Service Teachers

Zoom

Summer learning provides a unique training ground and flexible learning space for teacher preparation and pre-service teachers. These early-career teachers are an especially important workforce to tap this summer, when the existing teaching and expanded learning workforce is busy meeting the demands of school reopening. CSU and community college schools of education can provide a […]

How to Engage English Learners in Summer Learning

Zoom

Summer is approaching fast and summer learning is needed more than ever. Fortunately, much is known about what works to support learning and well-being in the summer. And there are likely to be historic public investments in summer learning. Participants will learn about the latest national research on strategies and practices that contribute to impactful […]

Leveraging High-Quality Intensive Tutoring Strategies to Expand Summer Learning and Beyond!

Zoom

High-quality intensive tutoring (2-3 times per week) that is connected to accelerated learning and positively impacts social-emotional well-being is one strategy emerging from the plethora of recommendations to support students transitioning to in-person instruction. This webinar will outline the recommendations from the recent report, Accelerating Student Learning With High-Dosage Tutoring to support LEAs planning to […]

A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant

Zoom

The California AfterSchool Network, California Department of Education (CDE) Expanded Learning Division, and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) are collaborating to offer ALL California educators and educational leaders, of all sectors, an opportunity to participate in a free virtual convening, to support A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) […]

Strengthening Student-to-Student Discussions in Hybrid and Online Classrooms (Module 3)

Zoom

Strengthening Student-to-Student Discussions in Hybrid and Online Classrooms includes the following four modules: Module 1 (April 14) - Learn how to build conversation skills and design supported opportunities for all of your students to engage in discussions about academic content with diverse partners. Module 2 (April 21) - Learn how to facilitate acquisition of the academic language students need to effectively […]

The New Model of Change Leadership (Session 2)

Zoom

The global pandemic will continue to affect schools long after schools reopen. Changes will be required in schedules, student support, faculty support, state standards, and assessments. In this session, participants will: 1) learn about the new model of change leadership, 2) identify the failures of previous change leadership models, 3) evaluate alternative leadership practices, and […]

Designing for Hybrid Learning: Expression and Communication

Zoom

Learners are more likely to take academic risks when they see varied models of success and know there are many paths they can take to demonstrate their skill. Use this session to design unique ways for learners to communicate learning and express their abilities. Hosted in partnership with CAST and the CA Department of Education

Theories of Action as a Tool for Developing and Implementing Balanced Assessment Systems

Zoom

In this webinar, we introduce theories of action as a tool for helping district and school leaders identify the problems/issues they are trying to address through the design and implementation of assessment systems. Further, theories of action provide a comprehensive framework for analysis, evaluation, and continuous improvement. In addition to helping participants understand the usefulness […]