DCS Session Preview: Assessments as a powerful professional learning tool for teachers

With Schoolzilla’s Data Champion Summit just a week away, we’re gearing up for an amazing conference packed with robust professional learning and networking opportunities. To deliver the most relevant and impactful sessions, Schoolzilla has teamed up with other experts in the field to provide deep dives into specific domains of school data and management. Here’s a sneak peak at one of our featured sessions from the experts at Achievement Network (ANet).


Do you want to transform your data meetings into powerful professional learning opportunities for teachers? Do you want to help teachers see assessments and data as tools to help them build their own understanding of the standards and reflect on their teaching practice?

Tests are designed to measure what students have learned, but they can also be  a powerful learning tool for teachers and leaders, in which they can deepen their understanding of the standards and reflect on their instruction. In their session titled, Flipping the way we think about assessments: Assessments as a powerful professional learning tool for teachers, ANet will help Data Champions uncover connections between assessments, standards, and instruction.

This session will focus on one purpose of assessments and data that can often be overlooked: their ability to help teachers deepen their own understanding of the standards and reflect on their own teaching.

 

Dual purpose

At the Data Champion Summit 2016, ANet will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn more about using assessments more effectively to impact learning not only for students, but for teachers, too. Please join us on Thursday, February 18th from 1:30—2:45pm and discover how you can learn the most from your assessments!

If you aren’t able to attend the Data Champion Summit (or even if you’re already registered) and want to get a jumpstart on learning more, Schoolzilla’s Formative Assessment dashboards are a great place to start!

 

Meet Your Presenters:

  • Carlon Myrick, Director of New Partnerships with Achievement Network, former instructional leader, and ANet coach
  • Tim Suba, Director of New Partnerships with Achievement Network, former instructional leader, and ANet coach

More About ANet: Achievement Network (ANet) is an edu­ca­tion non­profit that helps schools boost student learn­ing with great teach­ing that’s grounded in stan­dards, informed by data, and built on the suc­cess­ful prac­tices of edu­ca­tors around the coun­try.