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Viewing Data with a Wide-Angle Lens

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Dr. Karen Burke, Vice President of Data Analysis and Academic Planning, Scholastic Education

Sponsored by Scholastic Education, Digital Solutions

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How do we use student data not only in the moment, but intentionally, with a long-term strategic plan? Summative test data provides us with a single snapshot of how students are faring at one point in time, but by using thoughtful projection strategies, we can transform individual snapshots into a complete portrait spanning across grades. Taking the standard benchmark years when reading scores are assessed, we can anticipate the needs of students and create long-term strategic literacy plans accordingly.

In this edWebinar, learn:

  • How to use data to meet the needs of the whole child assuring all learners receive an equal opportunity to learn
  • How to implement a process that routinely informs instruction and monitors student growth
  • How to provide a continuum of learning focusing on building strong literacy skills and capacities to meet the rigorous requirements for college, career, and life

Watch Dr. Karen Burke for a look at how we can use data to plan curricula, instruction, and professional development to meet the needs of tomorrow’s students. This edWebinar will be particular benefit to elementary teachers and school and district leaders.

About the Presenter

Dr. Karen Burke, Vice President of Data Analysis and Academic Planning at Scholastic, has been in education for over 30 years and has served students in various capacities including: ten years as a classroom teacher, principal, Title I director, federal programs coordinator, curriculum director, director of English/language arts, and an assistant superintendent of schools in Maine. Additionally, she served as a Distinguished Educator for the Maine State Department of Education. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Saint Joseph’s College in Maine for 23 years. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University in Florida working with graduate and doctoral students.

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