Understanding and Supporting the Development of Performance Assessments for Elementary & Secondary School Administrators: Part II
February 07 , 2019 - Short Pump (Richmond)
- Presented by:Sponsored by VASS, VAESP, and VASSP
Chris Gareis and Jay McTighe
- Type of Event:Workshop
- Registration Fee:$200.00
- Registration Deadline:January 31, 2019
- Cancellation Deadline:January 31, 2019
- Venue:Hilton - Short Pump
This workshop for elementary and secondary school administrators is a sequel to the October 2018 workshop presented by Jay McTighe and Chris Gareis, although school administrators who were unable to attend the first session are welcome! This full-day session will extend and deepen participants’ understanding of performance assessments, with particular focus given to using performance assessments as assessments for learning, mapping a future-ready curriculum, and promoting instructional practices for deeper learning.
Participants in this workshop will learn to:
- Review, critique, and strengthen sample performance assessments using quality criteria and protocols that can be shared with and used by classroom teachers;
- Analyze student work samples, with particular focus on using valid rubrics and developing procedures for interrater reliability of scoring;
- Determine strategies for leveraging professional learning communities (PLCs) to use performance assessments as assessments for learning;
- Investigate and determine implications for developing a framework for a local curriculum constructed around rigorous, relevant learning tasks, both within courses and among multi-year sequenced programs;
- Examine instructional practices (including use of formative assessments) needed to prepare students for authentic assessments of deeper learning outcomes; and
- Identify ways in which school administrators can create supportive school environments for the development and use of performance assessments in their schools’ classrooms.
This workshop will build on previous sessions provided by the Virginia Department of Education and other professional organizations in the following ways:
- VDOE officials will describe the current status and future direction of the state’s assessment and accountability system
- Participants will engage in relevant, practical, hands-on activities facilitated by McTighe and Gareis
- Usable resources such as review protocols, design templates, and Virginia-specific examples will be provided to participants
- Participants will have opportunities to network and share ideas to address the challenges and harness the potential of performance assessments.
VASCD is sponsoring a similar workshop designed for Central Office Content Area Specialists and School-Based Teacher Leaders. For more information and/or to register, please CLICK HERE: VASCD Performance Assessment Workshop
Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to this position, Jay was involved with school improvement projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he helped lead Maryland's standards-based reforms, including the development of performance-based statewide assessments. He also directed the development of the Instructional Framework, a multimedia database on teaching. Well known for his work with thinking skills, Jay has coordinated statewide efforts to develop instructional strategies, curriculum models, and assessment procedures for improving the quality of student thinking. In addition to his work at the state level, Jay has experience at the district level in Prince George’s County, Maryland, as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator. He also directed a state residential enrichment program for gifted and talented students.
Learn more about Jay McTighe here.
Christopher Gareis, Ed.D., is a Professor of Education at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he teaches courses in curriculum development, instructional leadership, and classroom assessment. He began his career as a high school English teacher and varsity soccer coach. He also taught middle school English, science, and mathematics and subsequently led two different middle schools as an assistant principal and then as principal. Additionally, Dr. Gareis served as an assistant to the superintendent, with responsibilities in strategic planning and facilities design. In 2001, he joined William and Mary as Associate Dean, in which role he directed the teacher preparation program and developed a network of partnership schools and clinical faculty in support of teacher preparation and school counselor education. As a faculty member at William and Mary, Dr. Gareis has worked with schools, school districts, state departments of education in the areas of classroom assessment, instructional leadership, curriculum development, teacher evaluation, teacher compensation, strategic planning, and mentoring.
Learn more about Chris Gareis here.
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.
The workshop fee is $200 for each participant.
Registration fees include breakfast and lunch.
The registration deadline is Thursday, January 31, 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, January 31, 2019 . . . or you will be billed in full.
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
12042 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia, 23233
Call (804) 364-3600 by January 16, 2019 to receive conference rate
If you have questions or concerns, or would like to receive more information about this event, please contact the VASS Administrative Assistant, Liza Scallet.