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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

May 31st, 2016

Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) is a K – 12 interim assessment that measures growth, and data from it can help educators project proficiency on state accountability tests, support differentiated instruction, and serve as an input for program evaluation. Computer adaptive MAP assessments help identify a student’s current academic achievement level and what they’re ready to learn. MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level. Silverback and NWEA are partners in…   Read…

May 26th, 2016

Audience: All Leaders and other Users Content: Back by popular demand. Here is your opportunity to learn how other districts have integrated Mileposts and Gooru into their school communities. Plan on a lively, interactive discussion with plenty of insight as well as helpful tips and tricks to set your district up for success. At the end of the panel, a $100 Amazon Gift Card will be given to one lucky attendee. You must be at the…   Read…

May 26th, 2016

Audience: All Content: We will share how Bonneville School District has used Mileposts to support its schools in becoming Professional Learning Communities. Learn how Mileposts can help schools fulfill their mission to guarantee that every student will learn at high levels. Presenter: Scott Woolstenhume, Assistant Superintendent, Bonneville Joint School District 93, Idaho

May 26th, 2016

Audience: All Content: There are many factors to consider regarding successful use of technology and implementation of personalized learning. In this session, we’ll discuss how school and district leaders can set their teachers and students up for success with online resources, and we’ll share some additional options for deeper implementation of Gooru based on a district’s level of readiness and capacity for teacher support. BYOD Presenters: Wendy Noble, VP, Learning & Instruction, Gooru Gina Morris, Director…   Read…

May 26th, 2016

Audience: All Content: The Twin Falls School District is implementing a model for standardizing the use and expectations of Mileposts throughout the district at all levels. This model was designed by educators and administrators to promote the integration of Mileposts across the district. This session is open to all users, but is geared to administrators and will be helpful for newer Mileposts districts. Presenter: Dr. Brady Dickinson, PhD., Director Operations, Twin Falls School District, Idaho

May 24th, 2016

Audience: Current and Experienced Users Content: Year one is under your belt. What are the next Mileposts steps for years two and/or three? What Mileposts activity have you noticed? Results? How do we train new teachers in the district to utilize and meet expectations with Mileposts? What additional professional development do we need? Can Mileposts integration be different for different buildings? (Mileposts RtI Platform, Personalized Learning, building Learning Objectives and Gooru collections to share?) Set…   Read…

May 23rd, 2016

Audience: Special Education Content: The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with a general overview of how one district is using Mileposts as a Response to Intervention (RTI)Teaming Tool and subsequently how to utilize data in Milepost to prepare a comprehensive referral for Special Education Services. Guest Presenters: Pauline Alessi, Masters in Education, Principal, Idaho Falls SD Hayley Orcutt, Masters and Educational Specialist in School Psychology. School Psychologist, Idaho Falls SD Penny Kimmet,…   Read…

May 23rd, 2016

Audience: All Description: Attendees in this session will learn what attributes of blended learning really make a difference. Participants will also learn how they can create a blended classroom right now through the application of blended learning models, technologies, and teaching techniques. The session will include an overview, demonstration, and application of each component to help equip each attendee with ideas they can use to begin transforming their classrooms. Attendees in this session are encouraged to…   Read…

May 23rd, 2016

Audience: Secondary Content: Why Mileposts? How do we implement into a secondary system? How does it improve student achievement and various school-wide systems? This session will cover: At-Risk Identification / RTI Process Secondary Level Implementation Plan Breakdown with start to finish recommendations for       successful system integration and implementation 2014-2015 Data Results of Milepost integration Data Differentiated Instruction – k…Know your students and ability levels Discipline – Administrative data and organizing for state reporting,…   Read…

May 23rd, 2016

Audience: All Mileposts Users Content: We will share how Bonneville School District has used Edify to create Common Formative Assessments (CFAs) to improve student learning outcomes. Learn how schools can effectively use the Edify assessment platform to create standards-based assessments, identify students who have mastered essential standards, and students who need additional time and support. Learn how teachers are using data from Edify to drive their instructional decisions. Presenters: Scott Woolstenhulme, Assistant Superintendent, Bonneville Joint School…   Read…

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