Purpose of the Summit
To deepen understanding of the link between the implementation of Arizona’s Common Core Standards (ACCS) and educator effectiveness;
To recognize how ACCS, effective instruction, aligned assessments and educator evaluation systems are interdependent and complementary;
To acknowledge the critical importance of school and local education agency leadership in order for the successful alignment of education reform initiatives to occur;
To examine various approaches, both within and outside of Arizona, to use observation instruments to identify ACCS instruction;
To apply tools and processes to bridge implementation of ACCS to educator evaluation systems;
To further develop action plans to move efforts forward at the local and state levels.
Fred Brown, Director of Strategy and Development, Learning Forward
What Instructional Leaders Need to Know and Be Able to Do
Mr. Brown will focus on the skills and abilities instructional leaders need in order to provide support for instructional planning and delivery aligned to common core standards.
Dr. Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of Assessment & Standards Development Services, WestEd
Forward Thinking: A Comprehensive View of Standards Implementation
Dr. Rabinowitz will outline a systems approach to teaching and learning that includes common core standards, next generation aligned assessments, instructional practices, real-time data feedback/evaluation loops and professional development designed to improve teaching and learning.
Dr. Sandra Alberti, Director of State and District Partnerships and Professional Development, Student Achievement Partners
Common Core Standards: So, What’s New?
Dr. Alberti will provide an overview of the key features and instructional shifts in the Mathematics and English Language Arts standards.
LEA teams responsible for the design and implementation of the district Local Education Agency’s (LEA’s) educator evaluation system and ACCS implementation, made up of district/LEA, school and teacher leaders, such as:
Superintendents & Principals
- School board members
Assessment and/or Curriculum Directors
Department or Grade Level Chairs
Participants will hear national experts provide current information, research and resources on approaches to measuring educator effectiveness and ACCS Implementation. LEA teams will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss the information provided and develop plans in working sessions. Experts will be available for questions, consultation and guidance during team working sessions. A workbook will be provided for each session to record key ideas, reflections, discussions, decisions and next steps determined in working sessions.
Cost of Conference: $250/person
Hotel Reservations must be made separately. To reserve a guest room, please click this link or call (602) 997-2626. The state per diem rate is $141.00 + tax. The cost includes free wireless internet in the guest room. Should you have any issues, please contact Laura Dudzik by phone at (602) 364-1851 or by e-mail at [email protected].