Friday, July 26, 2013

Conference will help administrators learn how to implement Common Core Standards, use social media

When the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education holds its 52nd annual Cooperative Conference for School Administrators Sunday through Tuesday in Columbia,  it will provide the administrators with sessions on how to implement Common Core Standards in their districts and use social media to get their messages across to the public.

Some of the sessions the administrators will be able to attend are listed below:

9 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Morning Concurrent Sessions 
(9 – 10 a.m., 10:05 – 11:05 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.)
•Supporting Teacher Development in Implementing New Missouri Learning Standards
This session will provide an update on the latest information regarding the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. Guidance concerning steps toward full classroom implementation will be outlined. Participants also will receive information about available resources for schools.*
Presenters: Diane Audsley and Jeremy Ellis, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Common Core State Leadership Team representatives

•Leadership Development (MoLEAD)
Th is session will provide an overview of the new Missouri Leadership for Excellence, Achievement and Development (MoLEAD) program. More than 400 Missouri educators are involved in MoLEAD, a collaborative, job-embedded opportunity designed to provide practitioners with research-based knowledge, skills and practices essential to successfully lead schools. A panel of current participants, principals and central o­ce educators will share information and personal experiences about the MoLEAD program.
Presenter: Pam Hedgpeth, State Coordinator, National Institute of School Leadership 

• Educator Evaluation Training
One of the primary responsibilities of school leaders is the growth and improvement of educator practice. This session will provide an overview of training for the Essential Principles of Effective Educator Evaluation that will be offered to districts and charter schools this year. Th ese principles ref¦ect the research on how to create growth in professional practice. In particular, four modules of training will speci…fically address the use of student growth measures in evaluation, the probationary period for the novice educator, providing meaningful feedback and evaluator training.
Presenters: Paul Katnik and Tyler Barnett, Department of Elementary and Secondary 

• Use of Social Media in the Educational Setting
Social media is quickly becoming a requirement for school districts in communicating with parents, teachers and the general public. How can school leaders use these tools to reach their school district’s goals and objectives? Four of the top social media users in the state will share their expertise in using social media to pass bonds and levies and improve instruction and communications.
Panel: Justin Tarte, Director of Curriculum and Support Services, Union R-XI School District 
Kyle Pace, Instructional Technology Specialist, Lee’s Summit R-VII School District 
Scott Dill, Superintendent, Houston R-I School District 
Christopher McGee, Curriculum Coordinator, Webster Groves School District


Anonymous said...

Hedgpeth...hmm...same one who contracted with a local district to share her "expertise" was paid an ungodly sum of PD money and didn't fulfill the contract? Nice expert. I guess that fancy title and salary was worth more. Don't worry, you left plenty of broken teacher morale behind.

Anonymous said...

Whenever I read about these conferences I get a little queasy feeling, having been forced to attend so many. We all know it's just so much bull being hyped so as to justify a tremendous number of innovative job positions.

Education should not be so complicated. Put your money into teachers and provide them with what THEY say they need. Give them support. And get out of the way. 'Nuff said.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what kind of bull crap they'll bring back and inflict on us next. In Joplin it will mean hiring another 10-20 people to move funds around for.