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Using Student Learning Data to Foster a Growth Culture
Monday June 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed., Director of Instruction, Cisco Independent School District, TX; David Woods, Director of Curriculum and Reporting, DreamBox Learning; and Robyn Sturgeon, Professional Learning Consultant, NWEA
Sponsored by DreamBox Learning
Effective data-driven instruction isn’t just about accumulating data. To move educators and learners forward in their achievement, administrators are building a culture of data-driven practices that enable them to measure growth and continuously improve their results.
In this edWebinar, learn a practical framework for creating a data-informed growth culture that guides instructional decision making and supports all students at the right level, including how to:
- Leverage data to drive the continuous cycle of instructional improvement
- Build data literacy through professional development to positively impact instructional practice and build capacity
- Better understand and implement data and feedback in schools for a more personalized approach to learning
- Use ongoing, formative assessing in the classroom to power learning gains and build a growth mindset
Learn more about using data to foster growth in students. PreK through high school district and school leaders will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenters
Amy Trees Dodson, M.Ed. is in her eighth year as an administrator at Cisco ISD, a small rural district in West Central Texas. She supervises instructional support, libraries and research, and media among other responsibilities. She leads the Elevate Blended Learning program which was selected as a state-wide demonstration site by the Raise Your Hand Texas foundation and as a national model by The Learning Accelerator. Prior to joining CISD, Amy spent 18 years in higher education serving as a member of the teaching faculty and as an academic administrator at both the four-year and two-year level.
At every level of educational work, Amy has focused on student success and on increasing academic achievement with students. She founded centers and programs for academic success and support at two colleges and taught success and leadership classes. She also co-authored a textbook for students entering college which was designed to assist students in reaching their potential both inside and out of the classroom. At K-12 she works closely with teachers across disciplines and grade levels to support their classroom efforts, engage students, and identify ways to raise outcomes. Both her belief that great teaching empowers students and her extensive experience focusing on individual student success have ignited Amy’s passion for blended and personalized learning. She brings to the panel a unique perspective on the implementation and sustainability of a systemic, radical paradigm shift within traditional, public education in Texas.
David Woods earned a BA in elementary education with endorsements in reading and middle level mathematics and a minor in Spanish from Whitworth University, and a Master’s Degree in integrating technology in the classroom from Walden University before joining the DreamBox Curriculum team. Throughout his teaching career, David reviewed new curriculums, interpreted assessment data, and was a leading member of his professional learning community of math teachers. For the last six years he has been a curriculum designer at DreamBox Learning, currently serving as the director of curriculum and reporting, where he can apply his passion for building an effective, individualized math curriculum.
Robyn Sturgeon has over 23 years of experience as an educator, coach, and administrator. She began her career in the classroom and taught for 13 years as a classroom elementary teacher for grades K–5. She has also served as a curriculum coach and as an assistant principal in preK–8 schools. In addition, Robyn’s role as an assessment specialist included working with all 23 schools in her district to help administrators, coaches, and teachers use MAP® assessments and data to increase student achievement.
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