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Unleashing the Unrivaled Power of Literacy

Every educator knows there's no shortage of conversations about literacy. Yet data suggests most US students read less than 15 minutes a day and reading growth drops as the grades progress. Doesn't this place literacy in the category of those essential elements that require definitive action? Are we overlooking the potential impact of formative assessment in conjunction with quality reading practice?

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  • A keynote by Mike Schmoker, author of Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Performance - Watch Video




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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