Elevating Virginia’s Gap Group Achievement in Mathematics

October 24, 2019

Event Details

This game-changing, interactive, hands-on day of professional learning will provide teachers, administrators and school/division teams a toolkit of new formative assessment and learning resources to close achievement gaps in math while elevating the performance of each student. A wealth of strategies and resources will be modeled throughout the day and participants will be provided guided time to collaboratively create personalized assessment/learning structures, so participants are asked to bring with them a relevant 2016 math framework, and (if possible) a current division math pacing guide.

Participants will:

  • be provided with an expanded K – Algebra 2 performance descriptor chart (grounded in Virginia’s SOL test Performance Level Descriptors) (based on the 2016 math SOL), identifying conceptual understanding necessary for success with each math SOL at the emerging, developing, proficient, and distinguished level
  • be guided through a toolkit that uses the math performance level chart to develop a diagnostic assessment that clearly identifies where each student is compared to standards and is designed to encourage each student to try to achieve their best (a path to closing achievement gaps for each student and group of students will be revealed during the workshop)
  • take part in exploring new engaging differentiated math structures that align with each performance level and incorporate the 5 C’s of Virginia’s Profile of a Graduate (critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship) as they intersect with Virginia’s 2016 math process goals (problem solving, communication, reasoning, making connections, mathematical representation) (NOTE: Editable electronic templates will be included in the resources)

Featured Presenter

MulliganDr. Dan Mulligan has more than 30 years educational experience in New York City and Virginia. He has served as the Director of Instructional Accountability (Hampton, Virginia) and as the Director of Assessment and Standards Of Learning (SOL) Accountability and Lead Supervisor (Chesapeake, Virginia). Dan has conducted workshops and served as a speaker at conferences all across the nation. He has earned many national and state awards including Virginia Mathematics Teacher of the Year, General Electric Star Teacher for Mathematics, and Presidential Honoree for Teaching Mathematics. Dan has dedicated his professional career to helping improve student achievement, especially for the most challenged learners.

Event Schedule

The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration and breakfast begin at 8:00 a.m.

Lunch will be served at noon.

Registration Details

The workshop fee is $210 for each participant.

Registration fees include breakfast and lunch.

Free internet access will be provided.  Parking is $10 per day.

The registration deadline is Thursday, October 17, 2019.

In the registration form (below), required fields are indicated with a red asterisk.  Mistakes made in completing the form will be highlighted in red.

Once you have submitted the registration, the person or people whom you have designated to receive a confirmation email should see that email (with registration information included) within 24 hours.

Pre-Payment is not required. However, if you would like to pay now by credit card or PayPal, you will be provided with a link to the VASS online payment portal after you complete your registration.

If you do not pay by credit card or PayPal at registration, the person whom you identify below as the Billing Contact will receive an invoice for payment of the registration fee after the workshop or conference has been held. 

If a purchase order number is provided on the registration form, it will be referenced on the invoice.

Notification of cancellation must be sent by email to Liza Scallet, the VASS Administrative Assistant, by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2019. . . . or you will be billed in full.

Venue Information

The Hotel Roanoke
110 Shenandoah Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24016-2025
(540) 985-5900

VASS Block Room Rate: $111 single; $131 double
Deadline for reserving rooms at the VASS rate: October 1, 2019

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Contact VASS

If you have questions or concerns, or would like to receive more information about this event, please contact our Administrative Assistant, Liza Scallet.

Elevating Virginia’s Gap Group Achievement in Mathematics
The Hotel Roanoke
October 17, 2019

Virginia Association of School Superintendents
P.O. Box 68, Batesville, VA 22924 | (804) 562-4430 | Copyright © 2019