The New Majority: Highly Qualified
Teachers Maximizing the Success of Hispanic English Language Learners
- Course: Universal Design/AT for Learning and Literacy for English Language Learners for the General Classroom Settings
- Workshop: Assessment and Design Strategies for Improving Student Learning: Utilizing Data with Technology Tools for Instructional Decisions
- Course Outline
As the gap between low and high achieving students
continues to grow and the implementation of high-stakes
accountability systems becomes the norm, the need for
data to guide classroom decisions becomes increasingly
important. Unfortunately, many practicing educators have
little or no experience in using data systematically
to inform decisions about classroom teaching. The density
and range of available information contributes to the
arduous task of effectively analyzing and applying assessment
results to decisions about day to day instruction.
Data can be used not only to evaluate and track student
performance but also to assess instructional effectiveness
and various other factors that influence student learning.
This course will address some of the common questions
that educators have about data driven school improvement.
What types of data should be collected? How might teachers
collect data effectively with current technology applications?
How might teachers use data for school improvement? What
steps should schools take to improve their use of data?
This session will explore systemic improvement strategies
to curriculum planning, assessment, and instruction
through utilizing data and data analysis via technology
Content is designed to assist educators in identifying
and using data that are most effective in assisting
improvement of student achievement and system efficacy
with the aid of technology applications. Educators
will locate, access, retrieve, evaluate, and archive
pertaining to their school's, as well as their individual
classroom assessment scores, state content standards,
and performance assessment tasks. Continuum of workshop
sessions will allow participants to design, test, and
revise curriculum projects and assessment tools for
use in your own classroom based on their classroom data.
Course content helps educators address