Coordinator of Leadership Programs (CAL), and Educational Leadership Network (ELN)
Franz Hall 348
A daylong interactive forum for educational leaders focusing on best practices, successful school models, and systems change for creating equity in our schools and districts. The presentations and workshops will be engaging and practical with opportunities for participants to share ideas and support each other in this essential work.
Rene Canler, Principal | Woodmere K-5, Portland Public Schools
Emily Glasgow, Principal | Vestal K-8, Portland Public Schools
These two principals of high poverty/highly diverse schools discussed how they are implementing two key elements of their district's equity work-developing a position and inclusive school climate and tiered/strategic academic interventions and enrichments, both with a equity lens and a commitment to developing a culturally competent staff.
Alex Otoupal, Principal | Columbia River High School, Vancouver School District
Ted Zehr, Executive Director of Secondary Education | Hillsboro School District
Ted and Alex shared best practice methodologies for implementing AVID in your school and district, grades 6-12. This life-changing model has created a college readiness culture in schools with very different demographics.
Carrie Cordes, TAG Specialist | Tigard-Tualatin School District
Karen Hughart, TAG Specialist | Tigard-Tualatin School District
Learn about Tigard-Tualatin's program for evaluating and identifying underrepresented TAG students. District TAG Specialists discussed research and literature on the topic of gifted students from historically underrepresented groups including racial minorities, English language learners and students of poverty. They also shared a process and tools the TTSD TAG team has designed as an alternative method for evaluating and identifying these students as Talented and Gifted.
The workshop sessions featured group leaders, who are all fellow practitioners. Discussions included practices that worked, approaches that look promising, and missteps that could be corrected. Also, there was a workshop titled, "Smarter Balanced Scales, Strands and Scores: Results of Spring Assessment and How it May Impact Your Leadership Work." Below are a few resources from the workshops that may be useful to your schools.
Megan Kim, Director of Student Data & Accountability, Lake Oswego School District
Leigh Anne Scherer, Assessment & Accountability Coordinator, North Clackamas School District
Smarter Balanced Scales, Strands, and Scores
Thanks to Cheryl Williamson, Director of Curriculum and Student Learning for Centennial School District:
This symposium featured keynote speaker, Dr. Nancy Golden, Oregon's Chief Education Officer, who shared Oregon's vision for education reform and improved student outcomes, closing the achievement gap and achieving 40-40-20 goals. The keynote was followed by general sessions and workshops with embedded guided team planning featuring exceptional instructional leaders from Oregon and SW Washington.
Symposium Workshops | Presenter Resources
Brian Graham K-5
Roxanne Malter & Bryan TollerA Close Look at Close Reading
Close Reading Plan Document
Close Reading Planning Tool Blank
Citing Evidence from Speaker and Text
4th Grade ELA Constructed Response Example
Preparing for the Smarter Balanced Assessment in ELA
Hey Little Ant Close Read
Hey Little Ant Planning Tool
Hey Little Ant Student Work
Hey Little Ant Graphic Organizer
Exit Ticket for UofP
ELA Instructional Shifts-High Leverage Instructional Strategies to Support SBA, K-5
Rose Palmer & Amy Slaughter
Penny PlavalaTitle Page: Prioritizing the Common Core
6-8, 11th Focus Content
Smarter Balanced Math-ALDs 6_Claim 1
Smarter Balanced Math-ALDs 7_Claim 1
Smarter Balanced Math-ALDs 8_Claim 1
Smarter Balanced Math-ALDs 11_Claim 1
Claim 2 Targets and Stems
Claim 3 Targets and Stems
Claim 4 Targets and Stems
Communication in Constructed Response
Prioritizing the Common Core PowerPoint
Claim 34 Stems
DoKBlooms Math Science Activities
Notice - Wonder
Symposium PowerPoint Presentation: Dr. W. James Popham - Evaluating America's Teachers
This symposium will focus on best practices being utilized by early adopters of Oregon's SB 290. Participants will learn key elements of the law and have an opportunity to network with school and district leaders from pilot districts. While SB 290 requires districts and schools to begin implementing key practices in the fall of 2013, this symposium, and those that follow during this school year, will balance requirements of the law with national models of best practices for teacher evaluation.
Symposium PowerPoint Presentation: The Oregon Framework: Connecting SB 290 and Best Practices
Web Resources Related to Oregon SB 290
Educator Resources - Downloadable documents
- Beaverton - Contracted Professional & Student Growth Goals Sheet
- Beaverton - Probationary Professional & Student Growth Goals Sheet
- Beaverton - Student Learning Goals Template & Course Reflections
- David Douglas - Student Growth & Professional Goal Setting Form
- North Clackamas - Certified Goals Template
- North Clackamas - Guidelines for Completing Goals Template & Mid- & End-of-Course Reflections