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Building Leadership for Balanced Assessment


Part of Senate Bill 1 calls for a balanced assessment system. What does that look like when it is in place in a Kentucky classroom? Join us for a three-day workshop where we will build this vision and your tool box to begin the journey.

This workshop is designed to provide a vision of what balanced assessment looks likes when implemented in the classroom and the student learning results that can occur. Additionally, the training will give you the tools you need to introduce the concept of assessment quality to others. You will receive a copy of the book Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right - Using It Well (CASL) as the primary resource for this training and a copy of the Facilitator's Guide.

On day 1, a Kentucky classroom teacher will share his journey of implementing balanced assessment in the classroom. Days 2-3 will be spent deepening your understanding of the central concepts of the CASL book - the keys to assessment quality, the assessment/motivation connection, and assessment for learning. This will include practical activities that can be used in your school and district to develop an understanding of balanced assessment - some of which can be immediately implemented in your classroom. On the afternoon of the third day, we will spend time with the Facilitator's Guide and discuss options for preparing an introductory presentation for your colleagues using the classroom assessment materials.

Target Audience

Building and district administrators, staff development and curriculum specialists, teacher leaders and classroom teachers selected to provide staff development and leadership to their colleagues in the area of assessment

Available Sessions

July 7-9, 2010
July 7: Ken Mattingly (Rockcastle County)
July 8-9: Becky Smith (Regional Teacher Partner),
Kim Zeidler-Watters (Director, P-12 Math & Science Outreach)

Register Online at rsvpBOOK.com


$350 for all 3 days
($100 for July 7 only)
Includes morning refreshments and lunch, meeting space, facilitator fees, administrative support, and all training materials.

For More Information

For more information on the program, please contact:
Kim Zeidler-Watters, Director

For more information regarding registration and payments, please contact:
Jessica Dutzy, Conference Coordinator

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