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Four Keys to Intensify Teacher Impact

This forum explores the four documented dimensions of teaching and learning that are common to teachers who consistently lead students to full engagement and success in their academic journeys. Practical solutions and ideas will connect these four key dimensions: classroom leadership, the academic partnership between student and teacher, informed instruction based on empirically-validated learning progressions, and the impact of student responsibility in ownership of learning.

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Many Forms of Formative Assessment

As educators, we focus so much time and energy on standardized testing. Are we overlooking the potential impact of formative assessment on student growth? This forum focuses on the potential of formative assessment to increase student performance offering over a dozen high quality formative assessment strategies and ideas on implementing effective professional development experiences to build assessment literacy.

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Personalized Learning

Conversations about personalization are rampant. Yet, there is shockingly little agreement on a definition. This event aims to bring new understanding to personalized learning by clearly defining it, highlighting areas you'll want to explore with caution, and reviewing practical ideas on implementing personalized learning at scale.

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