OSSE invites English Language Arts (ELA) grades 6-12 general education and special education teachers, instructional coaches, and instructional leaders to register for a professional development session focusing on how to leverage summative assessments as an instructional tool during planning and instruction. Providing equitable learning experiences for all students should be at the forefront of all teachers’ minds as they create and deliver instruction each day. Part of doing that well, includes understanding the nuances related to student needs, background and supports to ensure the skills needs are transferable. In this session, participants will:
- Analyze summative assessment writing tasks to inform instructional planning,
- Identify the intersections and gaps in formative assessments to support student learning, and
- Plan for scaffolds and supports needed to ensure students develop transferable cognitive skills to access grade-level summative assessments.
This will be a hands-on, interactive experience leveraging summative tasks to analyze and discuss in order to strengthen instructional practice and increase student achievement. Six professional learning units (PLUs) will be offered to participants who attend the full-day training. Space is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged.
For questions, please contact Ashleigh Tillman at [email protected].