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Core academic subjects are a bedrock component of the MILE Guide self-assessment tool.
The MILE Guide also encourages each school district to ask – are your students:
Information and technology literate?
Flexible and adaptable?
Innovative and creative?
MILE Guide: Benefits “ Kansas educators are anxious to put the revised MILE Guide to work. As we create professional development for our staff and as we share “exemplary practices” among colleagues, the MILE Guide will be exactly that – a guide to plan our work and a benchmark to better assess how we are doing. Quite simply, the MILE Guide provides teachers and education leaders with meaningful, practical guidance as we plan the kind of learning experiences that will help our students apply 21st century skills to solving real world problems.” -Blake West, ED.D., president, Kansas National Education Association
A nationwide, nonpartisan, non profit membership organization that brings together the public officials who lead departments of elementary and secondary education across the United States
Provides a national voice
Advocates on behalf of states
Leads collective action
Council of Chief State School Officers Four Strategic Initiatives Standards – Assesssment – Accountabilty Education Workforce Development Information Systems & Research Next Generation Learning Systems
CCSSO and NGA leading the Common Core State Standards Initiative Guiding Recommendations These sets of standards should define the knowledge and skills students need for success in college and careers. College and Career Readiness Standards were released for public comment in September 2009. K12 English Language Arts and Mathematics standards will be released for public comment later this week at: http://www.corestandards.org
New Assessment Strategies to Align to Common Standards Guiding Recommendations 6 state assessment consortia have formed to collaborate on the development of new strategies for student assessment Encouraged to build transformative assessment systems – that provide information to inform instruction as well as state policy, and help guide instruction, curriculum, and professional development integration http://www.corestandards.org
The Ed Steps Project An Innovative Measure of Student Skills Guiding Recommendations Objective To support the teaching and assessment of college and career-readiness skills in schools Strategy Student work presented in a continuum — a gradual progression — from emerging to accomplished work Five Skill Areas Writing, Global Competence, Creativity, Problem Solving, and Analyzing http://www.edsteps.org/CCSSO/Home
The Perfect Storm: Professional Development, Inquiry and Web 2.0 Pam Berger Director of Information and the School Library System Southern Westchester BOCES Elmsford, New York [email_address]
What are the characteristics of effective professional development?
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Connected to practice and other school initiatives
Builds strong working relationships among teachers
Professional Learning in the Learning Profession, National Staff Development Council 2009
“ It’s time for our education workforce to engage in learning the way other professionals do - continually, collaboratively and on the job – to address common problems and crucial challenges where they work.” -- Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr
Use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information.
Use digital technologies, communication/ networking tools and social networks appropriately to access, manage, integrate, evaluate and create information in order to successfully function is a knowledge society.
The Best Websites for Teaching and Learning honors websites, tools and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner . http://www.ala.org/aasl/bestlist
Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessment Stuart Kahl Measured Progress
Students receive instruction on methods of heat transfer OR refresh memories via online research
Student team conducts “survival investigation” (experiment to determine best fabric for coat in cold weather)
Overview of Sample Project for CEPA (continued) 3. Individual students prepare and submit lab reports 4. Individual students investigate and write papers on related topics (e.g., properties of insulators, home insulation, home heating, animal coats) 5. Individuals prepare and deliver oral/PowerPoint reports on topics above 6. Students respond to follow-up questions on heat transfer concepts