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Monthly Archives: May, 2016

May 20th, 2016

Audience: All Content: Let’s hit the beach and see how Mileposts can change your mind about the waves of data. This session will explore specific changes in a teacher’s ability to meet the needs of her students both behaviorally and academically utilizing data collection and analysis efficiently. We will demonstrate the RtI process as well as classroom and intervention data collection to increase student achievement using real examples of customized learning plans that make those big…   Read…

May 20th, 2016

      New Courses and Assessments Coming to Gooru We’re excited to share more details about major updates to Gooru coming this June! Last month, we announced new features to help you and your students navigate their learning by supporting them to understand where they are, where they need to go, and what pathway best fits the way they learn. Now, we’d like to share that there will be quality content, created and vetted by…   Read…

May 19th, 2016

Audience: All Content: See how Milepost can be used to support the RtI process in your school. The presenters will focus on both behavioral and academic plans. They will share plan management, progress monitoring strategies, data collection and how to customize learning for individual students. Guest Presenters: Ruth Uecker is the Assistant Superintendent K-6 for the Great Falls Public Schools. She leads the district initiative to implement RtI and Mileposts to better individualize every student’s need. Rae…   Read…

May 19th, 2016

Audience: Elementary Content: Effective, applicable, and regular progress monitoring is essential for determining the success level of an intervention. There are many decisions that must be made when we “Add a Graph”. What is your goal? What is your baseline information? What intervention are you going to offer? Who will gather the data? And more importantly, how will you respond to how the student is responding to their intervention? See our system-wide approach to managing…   Read…

May 19th, 2016

Audience: All Content: Gooru is launching more than 30 featured courses of study spanning grades 3-12 and all major disciplines in time for back-to-school! Come get a sneak peek of what’s to come in August, practice remixing content and courses to personalize them for your specific needs, and learn how districts are creating profiles for content that is accessible to you! Hands-on. BYOD Presenters: Wendy Noble, VP, Learning & Instruction, Gooru Gina Morris, Director of Learning…   Read…

May 19th, 2016

Audience: All Content: Gooru has the capability for teachers to create formative and summative student assessments using educator-created questions and 9 different item types, and it provides data and analytics on those assessments in the form of student scores and student responses. Assessment items can also be tagged to standards, Depth of Knowledge and 21st Century Skills. Join us and learn how to create a variety of checks for understanding and provide real-time intervention to…   Read…

May 19th, 2016

Audience: A hands on workshop for district data/assessment staff with access to the Milepost dropbox. Please send us your staff responsible for getting your data into Mileposts. Content: The Automated Assessment Importer (AAI) is a new feature that allows districts to load assessment data files anytime and see instant results just by answering a few questions about the data file.Participants will be given an overview and demonstration of the Auto Assessment Importer, as well as…   Read…

May 18th, 2016

Audience: All New Mileposts Users Content: Learn how to navigate the Mileposts Platform, and how to find a student’s e-file quickly from the Home Page. Identify the pathway to various state and district assessments embedded in Mileposts, then sort and analyze assessment data to define student needs. Once the needs are defined, set up individual or group interventions with intentional strategies, find and assign content specific to those needs, and build a graph to monitor…   Read…

May 16th, 2016

Silverback Summit ’16 From Great Falls Public Schools, Great Falls, Montana,  comes a session titled, Surfin’ Through Data with Mileposts  Let’s hit the beach and see how Mileposts can change your mind about the waves of data. This session will explore specific changes in a teacher’s ability to meet the needs of her students both behaviorally and academically utilizing data collection and analysis efficiently. We will demonstrate the RtI process as well as classroom and…   Read…

May 4th, 2016

From the NY Times: “President Obama recognized Jahana Hayes as National Teacher of the Year on Tuesday. He said the Connecticut teacher had grown up surrounded by poverty and crime and was inspired by her own teachers to imagine a better life. Read more about Jahana here. Horace Mann, one of the greatest public education advocates was born 220 years ago today. Mann started the Common School Movement to build a system of mass education,…   Read…

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