One teacher's attempt to connect with other educators across Massachusetts and beyond and provide relevant, up-to-date, and sometime helpful information on next generation assessments, common core state standards implementation, and college and career ready initiatives
As many states move to full adoption of PARCC this Spring, Massachusetts is in the second year of its “Test Drive” with about 60% of 3-8 schools choosing to give PARCC rather than MCAS. To support schools, teaches, and families as they implement the new assessment system, PARCC has released two of five virtual professional development modules. The following is a short description of the two released professional development modules with links to them:
200+ educators gathered to learn from other educators about what they are doing in their classrooms and schools to implement common core. This conference, Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers (ECET2), was led by @katienovakudl, @Ms_Corcoran_207, and @DavidHochheiser, who created a conference that served as a meeting of minds, a celebration of teaching, and a set of experiences that could offer practical solutions to shared classroom challenges. Hopefully another teacher led conference like this can become an annual event – stay tuned.
I was fortunate to give a couple talks on PARCC that are embedded below.