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ESC Learning Alliance Hosts Discussion with Authors Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg

Posted: 11/6/2017

The Educational Service Center (ESC) Learning Alliance will host a session with Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg, authors of Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning on Jan. 29, 2018 at the Solon Community Center from 9:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. This event is open to all kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers and administrators.

The authors will discuss the importance of focusing on the seven research-based assessment practices that are covered in their book.

“This is a great opportunity for teachers and administrators to learn best practices in regards to formative assessment,” said Summit ESC Director of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Bryan Drost. “Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with the authors and other educators to gain insight into what other districts are doing to make better instructional decisions for their students. I strongly encourage all interested teachers and administrators to attend.”

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves: 7 High-Leverage Practices to Advance Student Learning focuses on seven research-based, high-leverage assessment moves. Each chapter of the book explores a classroom-tested move, including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use it and describing what it looks like in practice.

Ducker is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at San Jose State University. Holmberg is a lecturer and preservice teacher educator at San Jose State University.

The ESC Learning Alliance is a partnership amongst the Summit ESC, Lake County ESC and Geauga County ESC to provide additional resources and opportunities to districts across the area. This event will provide a professional networking opportunity for districts served through the ESC Learning Alliance.

“The goal of the ESC Learning Alliance is to improve teaching and learning for students through the use of proactive and dynamic leadership,” said Summit ESC Superintendent Joe Iacano. “Through valuable training, such as this session, we are able to share expertise and increase the value, cost-benefit and resources for school districts served by all three ESCs.”

The cost to attend the session is $150 and includes lunch. For more information about the event, please contact Sally Gibson, curriculum & instruction director’s secretary by phone at 330.945.5600, ext. 511225.

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