Luncheon Sessions

1. Create a Culture of Continuous Improvement [SOLD OUT]

Presenter: Mort Orlov – Cognia (formerly AdvancED | Measured Progress)

We know that improvement is possible. Building a successful improvement plan and mindset can be a challenge. Equip yourself with knowledge and a holistic approach for powerful improvement. During this interactive presentation, you’ll discover processes and strategies to help you succeed. You’ll learn how the tools and resources in the Cognia continuous improvement system lead to strategic insights that impact student learning.

2. Enhance Educator Effectiveness Through Unique Professional Development
Presenters:  Scott Fischer & Christy Williams – Castle Learning

This session will focus on the how and why to uniquely designing and implementing staff development in your district or school. Effective and sustained staff training is a key element to enhance education.  The group discussion will address onsite and virtual applications, along with timing and structure. What are the objectives of the professional development, and how to document positive results? The group will interact by sharing real processes and providing feedback.

3. Using Data to Disrupt the Predictability of Student Outcomes
Presenter: Kate Pechacek – Illuminate Education

“Every system is exquisitely designed to produce the results it gets.” Schools systems are no different. The predictability of the achievement of historically underserved subgroups has been in place through countless changes in educational trends, legislative efforts and dedicated work of educational experts. Disrupting the predictability necessitates changes around the system producing those outcomes. Intentional shifts in both the data that is collected in schools, and the way in which that data is analyzed and acted upon, can result in more equitable outcomes for our students. Learn how school districts are changing the way data is used to lead to a disruption in the predictability of their student outcomes.

4. Measuring Growth and Reaching for Proficiency: The Value of Criterion-Referenced Assessment
Presenter: Jeff Ohmer – Curriculum Associates

Schools and districts typically rely on only norm referenced assessments, but is that enough to get students to grade level? This session will explore both norm and criterion referenced assessments and explain why it is important to measure both growth and proficiency in order to achieve grade level success.

5. Reignite Student Literacy Growth with Renaissance
Presenter: Rita Wright, National Academic Advisor – Renaissance

Do you have struggling or reluctant readers? Young learners who need more help successfully transitioning to independent reading in the early grades? Middle and high school students who are losing literacy growth to the secondary slide? Let Renaissance® help you close reading achievement gaps and reignite literacy growth for all students. In this engaging session, we’ll explore how you can most effectively use Renaissance solutions to increase students’ access to engaging and appropriate texts, set personalized goals, monitor reading practice and growth, and boost literacy achievement for learners of every age and ability level.

6. Create Personalized Learning Plans for Every Student

Edmentum is founded in innovation and committed to being a trusted partner to create successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. We can give you the resources – and the expertise – to leverage the power of effective learning solutions.

In this workshop, we will discuss how in 10 actionable steps, we will define essential components, offer guiding questions, and provide examples to help you build effective PLPs in your school or district beginning with the student, their specific academic journey, goals, and motivations. Then, pair each of these elements with performance data, and wrap it in a framework that records, monitors, and offers feedback as change occurs. Just like that, you’ve described the elements of a personalized learning plan (PLP). In their purest form, PLPs aim to facilitate greater student agency by providing a framework to help learners set, plan, and persist toward their academic goals.