11 January 2011

Jump On In

At long last, the second round of field test materials for educational technology are available. These assessments are integrated with science, math, health, and/or English Language Arts topics for grades K - 12. We need teachers who would be willing to test drive the assessments in their classrooms and collect student samples. We also are interested in feedback from any and all stakeholders. You can find more information about the assessments, including tutorials, FAQs, and links to supporting documents for administrators and IT staff here. Even if you are not a Washington teacher, we welcome your participation. You are also welcome to leave comments here about the assessments.

We will also be offering some free professional development about the assessments for Washington educators. We'll cover costs for a sub (if you need a one) and travel. The full-day workshop and clock hours are also free. The goal of the PD is to prepare you to go back and "coach your colleagues" within your school and district with using the assessments. We hope that you will register with a buddy (teacher, librarian, curriculum specialist, or administrator) and make plans to join us. Find out all the deets here.

Please consider joining us for the field test process or workshops. These are great opportunities and fabulous classroom tools, if I do say so myself. Jump on in!

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