Presented by Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance
The last two school years have been a challenging time for many students who were learning English while speaking a different language at home. First, they needed to access and use remote learning technologies, and then they needed to continue developing their language and literacy skills despite the pandemic-related disruptions and other difficulties they and their families faced.
Presented by Nathaniel von der Embse, Ph.D., NCSP, Associate Professor, University of South Florida; and Stephen Kilgus, Ph.D., Associate Professor of School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presented by Mike Mattos, Author and Educational Speaker, Solution Tree
Presented by Kristin Rockwell, M.A. Ed., Professional Learning Manager, Illuminate Education
Presented by Jason Cianfrance, Mathematics Instructor, Legacy High School, Adams 12 Five Star Schools (CO)
Technology and assessments seem like natural partners—after all, the goal of assessments is to collect data on student progress. But as leaders of the Lexington School District Two (LEX2) in South Carolina discovered, just collecting data is not enough.
Presented by Kristie Shelley, M.Ed., Senior Director of Emergent Bilingual Curriculum, Lexia® Learning; and Cynthia Peng, MA TESOL, Manager of Educational Content for Lexia® English Language Development, Lexia® Learning
With modern assessments, teachers don’t want students to just recite facts from their lessons–teachers want to know whether or not students understand the skills and how to use them. And while there are pencil-and-paper assessments that can provide this information, presenters from a recent edLeader Panel believe, when available, video offers a powerful alternative.
Presented by Kristina Smekens, President and Lead Consultant, Smekens Education