Videos from SCEE's 2012 National Summit, along with the corresponding PowerPoint presentations, are now available HERE.
Among the videos posted are:
• Keynote: Teaching and Learning Systems: Creating our Future (Ramona Pierson)
• Question and Answers with Ramona Pierson
o In the SCEE tradition, we opened the Summit with a challenge to think anew about learning and teaching. Ramona Pierson offered many ideas to "architect mass customized, personalized learning to scale," including: adjusting education delivery to students rather than the other way around (adaptive, individualized instruction); layering information; and a new way to think about ed schools as the locus of innovation within a university with the offer to other departments, "Help me invent this."
o This session provides a glimpse into the development of a new tool to accompany the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards. Participants were especially taken by the opportunity to conduct quick virtual visits to three different classrooms to observe teachers practicing assessment and consider how they would evaluate teachers based on this glimpse into their instruction.
• Breakout Session AM2: What Are We Learning: A Closer Look at Implementing Growth Models
o This breakout session provided participants with an understanding of growth models writ large, as well as deep dive reviews of EVASS, Colorado's growth model, and the use of growth percentiles.
• The Complexity of Teaching, Michelle Shearer, 2011 National Teacher of the Year
o Participants felt Michelle Shearer hit the nail on the head when describing the complexities of teaching that are hard to capture in an evaluation system. This session was especially powerful following the session on developing InTASC Tools.
• Breakout Session PM7: Making the Case for Your Educator Evaluations through Communications
o Building public support for the reform taken on by state education agencies is critical for achieving state policy objectives. Panelists in this breakout session discussed strategies to consider when increasing awareness and influencing public opinion to successfully implement educator evaluator systems.
• Transforming Educator Preparation, with Tom Luna and Linda Darling-Hammond
o Beginning with a reflection of the current changes in education including instituting higher standards, new assessments, and increased accountability, this presentation discusses ways to transform teacher preparation in order to address teacher quality and instruction before they enter the classroom.
o Tom Luna, Linda Darling-Hammond, Jim Cibulka and Tabitha Grossman discuss current shifts taking place in order to improve teacher preparation and entry into the teaching profession by weaving together clinical experiences and teaching practice within the classroom.