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Online Assessment: An Effective, Coordinated, District Leadership Team Approach
Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Michael Loughead, Superintendent, Hampton Township School District, PA; Dr. Jacquelyn Removcik, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Hampton Township School District, PA; and Dr. Ed McKaveney, Director of Technology, Hampton Township School District, PA
Program Host and Moderator: Ann McMullan, Project Director, CoSN Empowered Superintendents Initiative
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As an ever-increasing number of school districts launch online assessments as part of their standard practice, school leaders are learning that the challenges associated with implementing and leveraging online assessments to drive student learning are far more complex than simply adding technology. Today technology is an essential tool for planning, creating, delivering, and evaluating successful instruction. Online assessments are becoming routine within many school settings and are used not solely for summative or high-stakes testing, but also for formative measures of learning as well. It takes a coordinated leadership team effort among multiple district-level departments to execute online assessments successfully.
Watch this previously-recorded edWebinar conversation as three members of the district leadership team from Hampton Township School District in Pennsylvania—including the superintendent, the director of curriculum, instruction and assessment, and the director of technology—share how they collaborate and coordinate their work in order to effectively lead the implementation and use of online assessments within the schools in their district. Nine specific recommendations for planning and implementing effective online assessment infrastructure and programs are reviewed. These recommendations help to ensure that the broader education community of students, teachers, parents, administrators and school board members continue to benefit from the value of online assessments.
This recorded edWebinar will be of particular value to school superintendents, K-12 school and district leaders, and aspiring leaders.
About the Presenters
Dr. Michael R. Loughead, Superintendent of the award-winning Hampton Township School District, is an accomplished educational leader with extensive experience in the development and implementation of innovative initiatives integral to excellence-driven educational programs. He was honored with the 2019 National CoSN Team Leadership Award and 2014 PASCD Supervision and Curriculum Development award and has participated as a lead instructor and curriculum coordinator with the Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Program. With expertise in visionary school leadership, he is responsible for the direction and supervision of the District. Dr. Loughead further participates in the Forum for Western Pennsylvania School Superintendents, which consists of school leaders throughout the greater Pittsburgh area, and advocates for children and youth. He was selected to join Secretary Rivera’s Pennsylvania’s Superintendent Academy which is designed to drive innovation in the commonwealth. He participates in the Pennsylvania Superintendent Advisory Council to the College Board and recently joined the National CoSN Superintendent Advisory Panel.
Dr. Jacquelyn Removcik serves as the director of curriculum, instruction and assessment of the Hampton Township School District. With 20 years as an educator, Dr. Removcik’s experiences include teaching mathematics, leadership at both the school and district level, and working for a Pennsylvania Intermediate Unit. During her administrative tenure, Dr. Removcik has led professional development trainings on several state initiatives including Common Core Standards, educator effectiveness, and data analysis. Having substantial experience in curriculum design, Dr. Removcik oversees the district’s K-12 curricular and assessment programming. Within her role, Dr. Removcik has extensive experience utilizing the Understanding by Design framework and advocates for the design of meaningful and purposeful learning experiences. She has presented at several statewide conferences on the district’s curriculum and assessment work. Recently, Dr. Removcik was honored as a member of the 2019 National CoSN Team Leadership Award and is also a member of both ASCD and PASCD.
Dr. Edward McKaveney, CETL has worked with educational technologies, media and security in higher education and K-12 for 25 years. Dr. McKaveney has been continuously focused on the advancement of student learning, faculty development and operational success through innovative use of technologies. In addition to being Technology Director at the award-winning Hampton Township School District, he has participated in CoSN delegations to Singapore, Ireland, Norway and Finland and serves as chair of the PA CTO Council of the PAECT (The PA CoSN state chapter). His recognitions include 2013 national CoSN Withrow CTO of the Year, 2013 PAECT Outstanding Leader of the Year (Pennsylvania’s ISTE award), 2012 Pittsburgh FBI/InfraGard Champion of Change, and 2019 National CoSN Team Leadership Award winner.
About the Host
Ann McMullan is Project Director for CoSN’s Empowered Superintendents Initiative. Ann served as Executive Director, Educational Technology in the Klein Independent School District, near Houston, Texas until September 2013, when she and her family moved to Los Angeles, California. For 16 years Ann led the district team that provided professional development on technology and 21st century instructional strategies to 4,000 professional educators serving 50,000 students. Ann served as co-chair of Texas Education Technology Advisory Committee which developed the Texas Long Range Plan for Technology, 2006-2020. Today, Ann is based in Los Angeles working as a public speaker, writer, and education consultant focused on leadership and planning to meet the needs of today’s students. Ann serves on the Project Tomorrow advisory council and is a leadership consultant with Executive Service Corps of Southern California, serving non-profit associations. Ann co-authored Life Lessons in Leadership, a guide for leaders ages eight to 88.
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