Facilitated by Sarah Birgé
Date: April 16, 2020 Time: 8:30 Registration 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost Includes breakfast and lunch
What to Bring: Please also bring your laptop and any necessary planning materials (lesson book, etc.) to the workshop.
Target Audience: Educators 3rd-12th, instructional coaches, and curriculum directors.
Understanding where your students are in key ELA and math skills can get complex, especially when it comes to differentiating and personalizing instruction. However, educators already have access to free tools provided by the state of Vermont.
This one-day workshop will teach you how to leverage two resources for educators: the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs), as well as the newly-released Lexile & Quantile Hub. The session will feature engaging small and whole group activities, and have immediate application to your own classes and school system. We’ll emphasize looking at data, connecting needs to resources, and having collaborative discussions about highly-specific instructional next steps.
⦁ How to administer the Interim Assessment Blocks, use them in instruction, interpret data, and access resources for instruction
⦁ How to use the Lexile & Quantile Hub, and identify applications to your own work
⦁ Experience processes and protocols you can also apply in your context
Pre-workshop Preparation: Educators should make sure that 1) they are able to access the SBAC system in the state’s assessment portal 2) they are able to access the Lexile & Quantile Hub and 3) they have ideally given an Interim Assessment Block to their students (although this is not necessary). Your district test administrator or school coordinator should be able to help if you cannot access SBAC.
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About our Presenter: Sarah Birgé is the District Instructional Coach for Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools. Prior to that, she was the ELA specialist at the Vermont Agency of Education as well as a member of the state assessment team. Originally from the Northeast Kingdom, Sarah spent a decade teaching ELA, French, and ESL in the Bronx, South Korea, and Vermont public schools. She is also executive director of the Nanubhai Education Foundation, a non-profit that sends young women from rural areas of India to college.