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September 20 - 30, 2012

Web 2.0 Tools and Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners: an Online Course

On Line

The course helps participants understand online learning from a student's perspective and learn how Web 2.0 tools and instructional strategies can meet the needs of English learners. The course offers access to research findings and resource information in text, audio, and video formats; online collaboration; and ongoing discussion of key topics in English learning.

Contact: Heidi Larson
Email: hlarsonatedc.org

Related initiative: English Language Learners

June 28, 2012

Conference: Measuring Educator Effectiveness: Lessons from Research and Practice

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Marlborough, MA
Best Western Royal Plaza

In conjunction with the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance at the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands, the New England Comprehensive Center is hosting a free conference on measuring teacher effectiveness and implementing education evaluation systems.

Dr. Laura Goe, the principal investigator for research and dissemination at the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality and a research scientist at Educational Testing Service, will give the keynote address on “Identifying and Using Student Measures of Teacher Effectiveness: An Interactive Presentation.”

The conference has been designed to benefit state education agency leaders, district and school administrators, teacher leaders, union representatives, and state-level policymakers. Conference amenities include lunch and free parking. For directions, visit the hotel's website: http://www.rplazahotels.com/.

Contact: Cheryl Williams
Email: cwilliaatwested.org

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

June 13-26, 2012

Online Course: Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners through Online and Blended Learning Tools and Strategies

Why are few English language learners (ELLs) represented in virtual courses? What can technology, particularly virtual education, offer school-aged English language learners? NECC is offering a two-week online exploration of technology tools and teaching strategies to support learning and self-confidence in students whose native language is not English. The course will include activities that can be used online or in class, a review of the current literature, and an opportunity to share knowledge and experience through discussions with your colleagues. Explore the potential benefits of virtual education for ELLs, and share your thoughts on why so few ELLS are represented in virtual courses.

In addition to Cerelle Morrow and Maria-Paz Avery, of the New England Comprehensive Center and Education Development Center, who have many years’ experience working with state departments of education, school districts, and teachers on building the capacities of English language learners, Norka Padilla Ratnavale, a National Board Certified English as a New Language Specialist K-12 and e-Learning Certified Course Designer and Online Facilitator, and ESOL Educator in Montgomery County Public Schools (Bethesda, MD) will draw on her successful experience with a hybrid learning experience. Using technology to facilitate student interaction with all domains of language in her ESOL classes, Ratnavale guided her students to proficient levels in state mandated Reading scores and English abilities academic English.

Contact: Heidi Larson
Email: hlarsonatedc.org

Related initiative: Virtual Education

May 22, 2012

Webinar: Parent Engagement in Online Courses

3:00 – 4:00 pm, Eastern Time

The fourth of four webinars on online learning will look at the timely issue of parents’ role in their children’s online learning. Presenters will off an overview of parent involvement in traditional education, discuss its role in K-12 virtual schooling, and describe a study on parental involvement with a virtual school population. Presenters are researcher Feng Liu of the University of Florida, author of The Validation of One Parental Involvement Measurement in Virtual Schooling, and Susan Kropa and Greg Schneberger, parents of a 13-year old student at both the New Hampshire-based Virtual Learning Academy Charter School and his local public school.

See the previous webinars in this series on the NECC and NYCC websites: http://necomprehensivecenter.org and http://nycomprehensivecenter.org

Contact: Heidi Larson
Email: hlarsonatedc.org

Related initiative: Virtual Education

May 2 - 22, 2012

Online Course: Learning Online: What Education Leaders Should Know about Virtual Education

NECC offers this brief course, conducted both synchronously and asynchronously over a three-week period, to other technical assistance centers to build their content knowledge and learn how to offer and facilitate the course with state education leaders. No prior experience with online learning is necessary.

For more information about the course, watch this video overview:  https://vimeo.com/40014066

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

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Related initiative: Virtual Education

April 24, 2012

Webinar: Building the Virtual High School Experience

3:00 – 4:00 pm, Eastern Time

Planning and implementing a virtual school program is no small undertaking. Stakeholder involvement at all levels is necessary and knowing what issues to address and when is critical. This webinar will feature experts who have been through the process of building fully online programs:
 
John Watson is founder of the Evergreen Education Group, which works with schools, districts, agencies, and companies that are improving educational opportunities and outcomes through online and blended learning. John and Evergreen’s work have been cited in the New York Times, Education Week, and eSchool News. He has appeared on NBC Nightly News, and he has presented numerous times at the Virtual School Symposium of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Technology and Leadership Conference of the National School Boards Association, and other conferences.
 
Dr. Stephen Kossakoski is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Virtual Learning Academy Charter School. Under his leadership the Academy has grown from 700 enrollments to over 11,500 enrollments since opening in January 2008. As CEO, he oversees the implementation of the school’s charter and the development of policies, budgets, and curriculum. During his 31 years in public education, Dr. Kossakoski has served as a teacher, department head, coach, technology director, independent consultant, and assistant superintendent.
 
The presenters will provide an in-depth exploration of current K-12 virtual school policy and programmatic issues, including challenges and solutions addressed within their own and related programs.

Contact: Heidi Larson
Email: hlarsonatedc.org

Related initiative: Virtual Education

April 23, 2012

Webinar: Performance-Based Teacher Evaluation in Five States

12:30–2:00 pm Eastern Time

Featuring Julie Riordan and Karen Shakman of the REL-NEI, Susan Mundry of Learning Innovations at WestEd, and Martha Ann Todd of the Georgia Department of Education, the webinar will offer an overview of Performance Based Teacher Evaluation systems and engage participants in a discussion of the challenges their states and districts face in developing, piloting, and implementing new systems.

Contact: Kathy Dunne
Email: kdunneatwested.org

Read the IES report here. >

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

March 27, 2012

Webinar: Online Course Evaluation

3:00 – 4:00 pm, Eastern Time

As virtual education continues to expand as a valid path for many students, determining course quality is an imperative skill for states, districts, and schools. Experts in the field will describe research and provide insight from their experiences to help stakeholders approach effective means of evaluating online courses.

Contact: Heidi Larson
Email: hlarsonatedc.org

pdf Presentation Slides

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Related initiative: Virtual Education

February 28, 2012

Webinar: What Resources And Elements Constitute A Quality Online Or Blended Course?

Having agreed-upon standards of quality for online courses enables organizations to evaluate course quality and implement best practices for students and teachers. This webinar will feature expert online course developers who, using the National Standards of Quality for Online Courses developed by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and the EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO) Recommended Criteria for Quality Online Courses as reference points, will show examples of quality learning objects and pedagogical strategies that work together to create effective online and/or blended courses.

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

pdf Presentation Slides and Complementary Resources

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Related initiative: Virtual Education

January 11 – 31, 2012

Online Course: What Education Leaders Should Know about Virtual Education

Developed in response to requests from Massachusetts and Rhode Island policy leaders at last April’s Virtual Education Summit (http://neny-ve-summit.wikispaces.com/), this brief course focuses on virtual education policy and practice and will include interaction with national experts Susan Patrick, President and CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and Susan Lowes, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia University, and regional colleagues. Co-sponsored by NECC and the Center on Instruction, the course will be conducted both synchronously and asynchronously and cover topics such as where and how K-12 online learning is used and how online learning can help engage diverse learners. No prior experience with online learning is necessary. Participation is expected to take about three hours per week. First priority is given to educators in New England.

Registration is limited to 25 participants and closes on January 10.  If the course is over-enrolled, NECC will announce plans to run additional sections in the spring and fall of 2012.

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Phone: 617-618-2780
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

Related initiative: Virtual Education

November 2 - 22, 2011

Online Course: What Board of Education Members Should Know about Virtual Education

Developed in response to request from SEA leaders at last April’s Virtual Education Summit, this brief course, conducted both synchronously and asynchronously over a three-week period, introduces state policymakers to the essential features of online learning, from logging on to taking part in an online discussion. No prior experience with online learning is necessary. Participation is expected to take about three hours per week. First priority is given to members of state Boards of Education, followed by members of state education agencies (SEAs).

 

Registration is limited to 25 participants and closes October 21. Additional courses will be offered later, based on interest.

 

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

Related initiative: Virtual Education

October 24, 2011

Webinar: Instructional Strategies for Online Learning

3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time

Part of NECC’s ongoing exploration of virtual education, this webinar features two veteran online teachers. Colleen Spinelli, who teaches AP Environmental Science for Virtual Virginia, and Doug Scott, who teachers Information Technology at Natick (MA) High School and Cybercrime and Security online to the Massachusetts TEC Online Academy, will share practices and examples of direct instruction, interactive learning, and online assessment. 

 

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

Related initiative: Virtual Education

October 12, 2011

Webinar: Screening within a Schoolwide PBIS Framework

3:30-4:30pm Eastern Time

Dr. Howard Muscott, director of the New Hampshire Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports at SERESC, will offer an overview and discussion of schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the context of behavioral Response to Intervention frameworks, with emphasis on Tier II behavior supports.  

 

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: maveryatedc.org

Related initiative: Response to Intervention

September 26, 2011

Webinar: Early Learners & Online Learning

3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time

Andrew Oberg, executive director of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, Rebecca Palacios, an educational consultant and curriculum advisor with ABCmouse, and Dave Hendry of the ABCmouse development team discussed the effect of online learning environments on early learners and shared Web-based and other resources available to assist early learners in the online learning environment. This webinar was co-presented with the New York Comprehensive Center. 

 

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

Related initiative: Virtual Education

August 22, 2011

Webinar: Online Credit Recovery

3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time

Many states and districts are looking to online courses and credit recovery programs to meet the needs of students at risk of failing or dropping out of school. This webinar will bring research and practice to bear on the potential implications of this solution and share strategies for building, sustaining, and evaluating effective online credit recovery programs.

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

Related initiative: Response to Intervention

July 25, 2011

Webinar: Evaluating and Supporting Online Instruction

3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time

As states and districts struggle with how to evaluate and support teachers in delivering high-quality education to their students, online classes present special challenges. The online medium is new or unfamiliar to many administrators who are beginning to grapple with questions about how to evaluate and support online instructors. Nationally recognized experts will discuss the importance of comprehensive evaluation programs that include online staff and will highlight existing programs as examples.

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

Webinar Archive >

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

May 23, 2011

Webinar: Implementing Student IEPs in the Virtual K-12 Environment

3:00-4:00pm Eastern Time

Part of the New England and New York Comprehensive Centers’ Virtual Education Initiative, this webinar features Liz Pape of the Virtual High School Global Consortium, Eric Berry of Virtual Virginia, and Jeff Jacobsen of Florida Virtual School on virtual school strategies for support students with IEPs, or Individual Education Plans. The presenters will also discuss policy and practice issues and teacher training related to IEPs in the virtual educational environment.

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

pdf Presentation Slides

Webinar Archive >

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

May 5, 2011

New Hampshire Teacher Effectiveness Task Force

Concord, NH

Established by Commissioner Barry, the 60-member Task Force is developing recommendations for a common definition of effective teaching, a district framework for fair and equitable teacher evaluations, and an aligned system of teacher preparation, professional development, and career advancement. Recommendations to the NH Department of Education are expected by June 2011.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

April 30, 2011

New Hampshire Teacher Effectiveness Task Force

Concord, NH

Established by Commissioner Barry, the 60-member Task Force is developing recommendations for a common definition of effective teaching, a district framework for fair and equitable teacher evaluations, and an aligned system of teacher preparation, professional development, and career advancement. Recommendations to the NH Department of Education are expected by June 2011.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

April 26-27, 2011

Digital Learning Takes Center Stage in the Northeast

Boston, MA

To expand state and district leaders’ understanding of the possibilities for virtual learning in the PK – 12 education context, the  12 Virtual Education Summit for SEA Leaders highlighted current national research, policy, and practice in virtual education. In addition to featured speakers, opportunities for cross-state and in-state collaboration and consultation with experts were available.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

pdf Full Summary of the Regional P-12 Summit on Virtual Education

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Related initiative: Virtual Education

April 13, 2011

USED SIG Conference

Eastern States
Washington, DC

NECC is a co-organizer for this event for state and local leaders implementing the School Improvement Grant program. NECC will lead the discussion strand on Attracting and Retaining High-Quality Teachers. Three other discussion strands are: Optimizing Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Instruction, and Planning for Sustainability.

An invitation-only event.

Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

April 11-12, 2011

National Conversations on English Learner Education

New York, NY

Hosted by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and the USED Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with White House Initiatives on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans and for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, this meeting brings key stakeholders—educators, administrators, researchers, parents, students, advocates, and policy makers—together in a dynamic conversation on quality education for English learners in the 21st century. The day-and-half day conversations will use Kiva and Open Space processes to elicit optimal participation by all attendees. Issues will include; current areas of major concern, promising practices, and directions for reform and transformation in English Learner Education. Proceedings from the meeting will guide OELA and others in developing new policies for the education of English learners. Registration details are not yet available.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: maveryatedc.org

Related initiative: English Language Learners

April 11, 2011

Webinar: Diverse Learners in Virtual Education

1:00pm-2:00pm

As part of the New England and New York Comprehensive Centers' Virtual Education Initiative, Eve Müller and Paula Burdette, who researched and prepared the Project Forum report Virtual K-12 Public School Programs and Students with Disabilities: Issues and Recommendations, will discuss their work and recommendations for states and districts on meeting the needs of online students with special needs.

Contact: Kirsten Peterson
Email: kpetersonatedc.org

pdf Download the Report

Webinar Archive >

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

March 16, 2011

New Hampshire Teacher Effectiveness Task Force

4:00-6:30pm
Concord, NH

Established by Commissioner Barry, the 60-member Task Force is developing recommendations for a common definition of effective teaching, a district framework for fair and equitable teacher evaluations, and an aligned system of teacher preparation, professional development, and career advancement. Recommendations to the NH Department of Education are expected by June 2011.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

February 28, 2011

Webinar: Teacher Preparation for Virtual Education

Invitees from the northeast participated in a webinar presentation by Dr. Kathryn Kennedy, of Georgia Southern University, and Dr. Leanna Archambault, of Arizona State University, on Teacher Preparation for Virtual Education: Preparing a New Generation. Highlights included: a presentation of national survey results on teacher preparation for virtual education; emerging issues in teacher education; and a discussion of what researchers can do to help state representatives develop policies and programs for teacher's preparing for virtual education.

Contact: Emily Zyko
Email: ezykoatrmcres.com

pdf Review the Research

Webinar Archive >

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

February 16, 2011

Webinar: Stanley Rabinowitz on Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

12:00-2:00pm

In this webinar, Dr. Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of the Assessment and Accountability ComprehensiveCenter, will present to state education leaders in the Northeast on the range of data sources that can be tapped to validate teacher effectiveness and discuss how to consider which sources are most appropriate for a specific purpose or context. Participants will receive a soon-to-be-released report Dr. Rabinowitz has authored to help leaders make informed decisions in their teacher evaluation policies and systems. The webinar is co-sponsored by the NECC, the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast and Islands, and the Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

February 9, 2011

New Hampshire Teacher Effectiveness Task Force

4:00-6:30pm
Concord, NH

Established by Commissioner Barry, the 60-member Task Force is developing recommendations for a common definition of effective teaching, a district framework for fair and equitable teacher evaluations, and an aligned system of teacher preparation, professional development, and career advancement. Recommendations to the NH Department of Education are expected by June 2011.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

November 16, 2010

New Hampshire Task Force on Effective Teaching Meeting

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Southeastern Regional Education Center (SERESC), Bedford NH

Established by Commissioner Barry, the 60-member Task Force is developing recommendations for a common definition of effective teaching, a district framework for fair and equitable teacher evaluations, and an aligned system of teacher preparation, professional development, and career advancement. Recommendations to the NH Department of Education are expected by June 2011.

National expert Laura Goe of the TQ Center and ETS and consultant to Race to the Top and other states on defining and measuring teacher effectiveness will speak with the Task Force group via videoconference from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m.; the Task Force will debrief and continue meeting following Goe. Topics include teacher effectiveness efforts across the nation, the state of the research, and challenges to and recommendations for defining and evaluating effective teaching. Goe's presentation will be recorded and aired on the New Hampshire Department of Education website.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

June 25, 2010

Regional Educators Convene On Issue Of Teacher Effectiveness

Marlborough, MA

National experts Laura Goe and Charlotte Danielson addressed more than one hundred educators from the six New England states on models for evaluating teacher effectiveness.  In-state and cross-state work groups debated the issues and devised next steps toward evaluation systems.  Part of a series of events supporting the New England Collaborative on Educator Quality and Effectiveness, the meeting was convened by the Regional Education Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI), the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and the New England Comprehensive Center (NECC).

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

May 14, 2010

Meeting with Connecticut Administrators of Programs for English Language Learners

Hamden, CT

NECC staff members handed off the completed Resource Guide for Low Incidence ELL Districts, developed by the Connecticut Administrators of Programs for English Language Learners (CAPELL) with support from the New England Comprehensive Center. The resource comprises three parts: Instructional Practices, Professional Development, and School, Family, and Community Involvement and will be available on the CAPELL website.

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: mpaveryatedc.org

Related initiative: Connecticut

May 10, 2010

Webinar: Expecting Success

How Policymakers and Educators Can Help Teen Parents Stay in School
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

National data indicate that teen parenthood is a leading reason that some 26% of students drop out of high school; it is the primary cause of dropouts among female students. 

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy shared highlights and concrete recommendations for promising practices detailed in its recent report Expecting Success: How Policymakers and Educators Can Help Teen Parents Stay in School.

The NECC's Massachusetts Dropout Prevention and Recovery Work Group sponsored the webinar. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Massachusetts

May 4, 2010

Webinar: Measuring Teacher Effectiveness in New England

1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time
Online

Dr. Douglas Harris, a University of Wisconsin economist who researches how education policies influence the levels and equity of student educational outcomes, discussed current research on value-added models for measuring teacher effectiveness.

State teacher effectiveness leaders from the six New England states, representing the newly formed New England Collaborative for Educator Quality and Effectiveness, and invited guests explored issues related to defining, measuring, and rewarding teacher effectiveness. 

This webinar was co-hosted by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Island (REL-NEI), the New England Comprehensive Center, and the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality.

View a recording of the webinar >

Download the webinar slides >

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

April 21, 2010

Meeting with New Hampshire School Restructuring Coaches

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Concord, NH

NECC staff and New Hampshire Department of Education School Restructuring Coaches reviewed progress by the current cohort of restructuring schools and identified next steps for the new cohort. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Joe Trunk
Email: jtrunkatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

April 14, 2010

Webinar: Introducing "Steps to Success," an Online Tool for Schools in Restructuring

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Online

NECC staff introduced the Indistar online school restructuring and improvement tool developed by the Center on Innovation and Improvement. Follow-up work will entail working with New Hampshire Department of Education School Restructuring Coaches to write school plans. 

Contact: Joe Trunk
Email: jtrunkatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

April 14, 2010

Webinar: Language and Reading Interventions for ELLs and ELLS with Disabilities

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

Maria-Paz Avery of the NECC facilitated a webinar by Dr. Mabel Rivera, deputy director of the Center on Instruction's ELL strand, and Christy Murray, deputy director of the Center on Instruction's Special Education Strand on a new Center on Instruction publication. 

Language and Reading Interventions for ELLs and ELLs with Disabilities addresses key assessment issues such as language proficiency, measures of academic achievement, and identifying English language learners with disabilities (distinguishing between language development and learning disability issues); it also examines the role of Response to Intervention in delivering instruction to English language learners and emphasizes the importance of student development in vocabulary, particularly academic vocabulary. Dr. Rivera is a co-author of the publication, which is available online.

A question and answer session followed the presentation; participants also had time to share their own work and exchange ideas on issues concerning assessment, English language learning, and special education.  

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: mpaveryatedc.org

Related initiative: English Language Learners

April 1, 2010

Meeting with the Rhode Island ELL State Advisory Board

Pawtucket, RI

NECC continues to support the Rhode Island Department of Education in developing a set of pathways to graduation for English language learners. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Fran Collignon
Email: Fran_Collignonatbrown.edu

Related initiative: Rhode Island

March 3, 2010

Massachusetts Readiness Centers Network Meeting

10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Bridgewater, MA
Bridgewater State College

In service of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education, NECC staff facilitated a meeting of representatives of the six Massachusetts Readiness Centers for the inaugural meeting of the Readiness Centers Network. Announced by Governor Patrick last fall, the Readiness Centers are intended as a key strategy to improve teacher quality from early childhood to higher education.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Massachusetts

February 16, 2010

New England Collaborative for Educator Quality and Effectiveness Meeting

Facilitated by NECC staff, members of the six-state working group conferred on next steps following the December meeting with Laura Goe of the National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality on teacher effectiveness. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Kathy Dunne
Email: kdunneatwested.org

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

December 18, 2009

New England Collaborative for Educator Quality and Effectiveness Meeting

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Providence, RI
Rhode Island Department of Education

Laura Goe of the National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality presented her research on teacher effectiveness to members of the six-state working group. NECC staff facilitated the meeting. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Kathy Dunne
Email: kdunneatwested.org

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

December 10, 2009

New Hampshire RtI Task Force Meeting

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Concord, NH
Plymouth State University

NECC continues to work with the task force to implement RtI in New Hampshire schools. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

December 2, 2009

Connecticut Administrators of Programs for English Language Learners (CAPELL) Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Hamden, CT
ACES-Staff Development Building

NECC staff met with work groups to continue developing a resource manual for school districts with low incidences of English language learners. A report on work to date was presented to the CAPELL membership.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: maveryatedc.org

Related initiative: Connecticut

December 1, 2009

Webinar: Improving Adolescent Literacy

Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

Stanford University Professor Michael L. Kamil presented five recommendations from Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices, a practice guide from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Chair of the panel that wrote the guide, Dr. Kamil serves on the Psychological Studies in Education Committee and is on the faculty of Stanford's Learning, Design, and Technology Program. His current research concerns the effect of recreational reading on reading achievement, instruction for English language learners, and the effects of technology on literacy and literacy instruction. He was a member of the National Reading Panel.

Dr. Kamil’s presentation was followed by a panel discussion by New England state literacy leaders, who discussed their work on adolescent literacy, respond to the IES guide’s recommendations, and take part in a Q&A session with Dr. Kamil and the audience. Participants were encouraged to use an online chatroom to comment and submit questions. The event was moderated by Naomi Hupert, Senior Researcher, EDC Center for Children and Technology.

NECC and REL-NEI co-sponsored this event.

Related resources: IES Practice Guide: Improving Adolescent Literacy: Effective Classroom and Intervention Practices  http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/pdf/practiceguides/adlit_pg_082608.pdf

Five States’ Efforts to Improve Adolescent Literacy (REL-NEI) www.carnegie.org/literacy/pdf/IES.Stateadlit_report_2009067.pdf

Contact: Cerelle Morrow
Email: cmorrowatedc.org

Related initiative: Literacy

November 10, 2009

Education Reform in New England

An Invitational Forum for Federal, State, and Local Education Leaders
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Bedford, NH
Southeastern Regional Education Services Center (SERESC)

Stakeholders from the six New England states engaged with Tony Miller, Deputy Secretary of Education and Jim Butler of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education in Q & A sessions and presentations on how the four federal education reform priorities can serve to improve outcomes for the region's students. National experts in each of the reform areas also led discussions. Six USED-funded technical assistance and research centers co-sponsored the event: The Center on Instruction, The Region I Equity Assistance Center, The New England Comprehensive Center, The Northeast and Islands Regional Education Laboratory, The Northeast Regional Resource Center, and The Region I Parent Technical Assistance Center.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

November 2, 2009

Massachusetts Urban District Dropout Prevention Teams Meeting

8:30 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Worcester, Massachusetts
College of the Holy Cross

In conjunction with the Massachusetts Dropout Prevention and Recovery Work Group, NECC coordinated this first whole-group meeting of the Massachusetts Urban District Dropout Prevention teams. Dr. Jay Smink, executive director of the National Dropout Prevention Center and author of Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach to Dropout Prevention, was the keynote speaker. Participants also took part in a cross-district consultancy process to promote peer sharing and learning in the continuing development of district dropout prevention plans.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Massachusetts

October 28 - 29, 2009

National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality Annual "What Works" Conference

"Beyond Highly Qualified: The Development and Distribution of Highly Qualified Teachers and Leaders"
Washington, DC
Fairmont Hotel

The fourth annual "What Works" conference of the National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality featured US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Deputy Secretary Tony Miller, and numerous researchers. Plenary, workshop, and working sessions focused on teacher quality issues outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and on efforts to improve achievement by all students, particularly those in high-risk schools or with special needs.

Contact: Jan Phlegar
Email: jphlegaatwested.org

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

October 27, 2009

New Hampshire Instructional Planning Team Meeting

3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Concord, NH

NECC staff facilitated a meeting of the New Hampshire Department of Education's Instructional Planning Team to develop the state's five-year plan for implementing an instructional coaching plan statewide. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Cerelle Morrow
Email: cmorrowatedc.org

Related initiative: New Hampshire

October 8, 2009

New Hampshire Accountability Task Force Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Concord, NH

NECC staff facilitated the Task Force's meeting on moving forward on the performance component of the state adequacy accountability system.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

October 6, 2009

Massachusetts Dropout Prevention and Recovery Advisory Group Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Worcester, MA
Worcester Technical High School

NECC staff facilitated a meeting of the Advisory Group to review and discuss plans for the 2009-2010 school year. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Massachusetts

October 2, 2009

Connecticut Low-Incidence ELL Districts Workgroup Meeting

12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Hamden, CT

NECC staff facilitated a meeting of the Connecticut workgroup for districts with low-incidences of English language learners. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: M. P. Avery
Email: maveryatedc.org

Related initiative: Connecticut

September 23, 2009

Rhode Island ELL Directors' Meeting

Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

In partnership with the Rhode Island Office for Diverse Learners, members of the NECC Rhode Island team provided technical assistance to the state's ELL directors. 

Contact: Fran Collignon
Email: Fran_Collingnonatbrown.edu

Related initiative: Rhode Island

September 22, 2009

New Hampshire RtI Task Force Meeting

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Concord, NH

NECC staff worked with the New Hampshire RTI Task Force in developing its year 3 plan to support statewide implementation of the Response to Intervention framework. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

September 3, 2009

Meeting of State Leaders on ARRA Assurance for Teaching and Principal Effectiveness

Opportunities for Collaboration on Policies and Strategies
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Woburn, MA
Learning Innovations

NECC staff member Kathy Dunne facilitated a working session for state leaders on possibilities for collaborative approaches to meeting the ARRA assurance for teacher and principal effectiveness.  

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Kathy Dunne
Email: kdunneatwested.org

Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

August 12, 2009

Webinar: Using the RTI Classification Tool and Resource Locator (CTRL)

2:30 - 3:30 Eastern Time
Online

This is a Web-based self-assessment and resource filtering tool. SEAs can use this tool to determine their level of RTI implementation and find resources that are relevant to their unique needs. The tool is available at www.rtictrl.org.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

August 10, 2009

Webinar: Using the Adolescent Literacy Walk-Through for Principals

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

The Adolescent Literacy Walk-Through for Principals can be used at the late elementary school level, in content-area classes in middle and high school, and with intervention groups or classes. It details what principals should look for in classroom instruction by providing expamples and research background. It contains tools for gathering information about the quality of literacy and reading intervention instruction, for planning targeted professional development, and for allocating resources. 

Contact: Andrea Reade
Email: areadeatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Literacy

July 7 - 9, 2009

"Doing" RtI Right: What Does it Really Mean?

Implementing RtI with Fidelity
Nashua, NH
Radisson Hotel, Nashua

The New Hampshire Department of Education with the assistance of NECC staff hosted a two and a half day summer institute featuring Shannon Harken of the (Iowa) Heartland Area Education Agency. With years of first-hand experience of effective (and ineffective) RtI implementation, Harken presented her "lessons learned" and facilitated workshops for teams of educators from New Hampshire schools and districts.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: New Hampshire

June 11, 2009

New Hampshire RtI Task Force Meeting

Concord, NH
Plymouth State University

Members of the NH RtI Task Force met with NECC and state department of education staff to finalize the Interactive Guide to RtI in New Hampshire and coordinate planning for the July 7 - 9 RtI Institute in Nashua. 

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

June 9, 2009

New Hampshire Accountability Task Force

Concord, NH

NECC staff met with members of the Task Force to continue work on Part I (Input Method) of the adequacy accountability system required by recent legislation. 

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

June 2, 2009

New England Math Leaders Network Meeting

Newton, MA
Education Development Center

State-level math leaders from the six New England states met in the first of a series of meetings to explore common challenges, strategies, and solutions for improving mathematics teaching and learning.

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Fred Gross
Email: fgrossatedc.org

Related initiative: Mathematics

May 29, 2009

Webinar: Continued Exploration of Professional Learning Communities

Tales from the Field AND Getting the Unions Involved
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

Susan Kennedy of the Connecticut State Department of Education discussed getting unions involved in state-sponsored professional learning communities. Joining her was Amy Brodesky of the Education Development Center, who discussed research and work with schools in Massachusetts and New York that formed internal communities and work collaboratives to help students with disabilities learn math.

Contact: Joe Trunk
Email: jtrunkatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Professional Learning Communities

May 20, 2009

Webinar: Mathematics Leadership in the 21st Century

Connecting State and District Leadership Through Policy, Data, Research, and Implementation
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

In conjunction with its Mathematics Education Leaders Network, NECC hosted a webinar examining leadership challenges in mathematics. Our featured speaker, Dr. Timothy D. Kanold, presented strategies based on current research, experience, and additional resources to address leadership challenges at the state and district levels. Dr. Kanold is president and CEO of E^2-PLC Consulting, and past president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.

NECC's math specialist Fred Gross moderated the webinar.

Contact: Fred Gross
Email: fgrossatedc.org

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Related initiative: Mathematics

May 19, 2009

Webinar: Data-Based Instructional Decision Making for English Language Learners

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

Researchers Mabel Rivera and Ani Moughamian of the Center on Instruction's English Language Learners Strand discussed key considerations in using data to plan differentiated instruction for English language learners. Drawing on the most current research on the importance of language proficiency and formative evaluation tools Drs. Rivera and Moughamian explored the role of assessment in improving educational outcomes for English language learners.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: English Language Learners

May 12, 2009

New Hampshire Accountability Task Force Meeting

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Concord, NH
NH Department of Education

NECC staff members facilitated a review of progress on the first part of the accountability system, a process to measure a school’s provision of adequacy across 11 selected school approval standards, and to develop a plan for the system's second part, a process to measure performance or outcomes of a school’s educational opportunities.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

May 11, 2009

Vermont Integration of Transformational Initiatives Meeting

NECC staff met with staff from the Vermont Department of Education to discuss efforts to organize Response to Intervention at the state level. 

Contact: Karen Mikkelson
Email: kmikkelatwested.org

Related initiative: Vermont

April 22, 2009

Maine District Accountability Protocols Team Meeting

Portland, Maine

The District Accountability Team analyzed data collected from Portland.

Contact: Andrea Reade
Email: areadeatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Maine

April 22, 2009

Rhode Island ELL Directors' Professional Learning Community

NECC staff members facilitate regular meetings of the ELL Director's professional learning community.

Contact: Fran Collignon
Email: Francine_Collignonatbrown.edu

Related initiative: Rhode Island

April 21, 2009

New Hampshire Accountability Task Force Meeting

Concord, New Hampshire
1010 Pleasant Street

NECC assisted the Task Force in its continuing development of the New Hampshire adequacy accountability system.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

April 21, 2009

Webinar: Making Progress on Essential Standards and Assessment Reforms

1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time
Online

In the context of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), Dr. Stanley Rabinowitz, Director of the WestEd/ CRESST Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center, described innovative state-level strategies to define, develop, and benchmark (nationally and internationally) rigorous college and career-ready core standards.

Strategies included considerations for English language learners, students with disabilities, and low-performing students. The discussion included evidence-based principles and practices, methods for PK-13 articulation, approaches to identify and integrate content knowledge and essential skills, examples from states, and the role of state policies and strategies based on best practices.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

April 10, 2009

New Hampshire Governor's Summit on High School Redesign

Concord, New Hampshire
Grappone Center

NECC staff members supported regional teams at this statewide event.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

April 8, 2009

Maine District Accountability Protocols Meeting

Portland, Maine

The District Accountability team reviewed data analyses completed by work groups.

Contact: Andrea Reade
Email: areadeatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Maine

April 8, 2009

New Hampshire Accountability Task Force Meeting

Concord, New Hampshire
101 Pleasant Street

NECC offered the Task Force implementation support for its adequacy accountability system.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

April 7, 2009

New Hampshire RTI Task Force Meeting

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 Eastern Time
Concord, NH
Plymouth State University Concord Campus

Shannon Harkin from the Heartland, Iowa school district gave a presentation on RTI work implemented in her district over the past seven years. Task Force members engaged Shannon in dialogue about plans to support RTI implementation in New Hampshire. 

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

March 30, 2009

Webinar: Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness

The What, How, and Why of Educator Evaluation
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
Online

As states shift their focus from teachers' qualifications to classroom effectiveness, and as teacher evaluations play a larger role in teacher advancement and compensation decisions, what constitutes an appropriate evaluation method assumes increased importance.

Researchers Douglas Harris of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Laura Goe of Educational Testing Service and the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) presented an overview of existing and emerging research on teacher evaluation methods, including value-added models and observational protocols. Tricia Coulter of NCCTQ moderated the session, which included a question and answer period.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Teacher and Educational Leader Effectiveness

March 25, 2009

Webinar: State Supports for Low-Performing Schools and Districts in the Northeast and Islands Region

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern time
Online

This webinar featured the newly published report, "How Eight State Education Agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region Identify and Support Low-Performing Schools and Districts." Issued by the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI), the report found that the eight agencies have created supports and rationales to put federal accountability principles in practice.

Carole Urbano of REL-NEI moderated; co-authors Sonia Caus Gleason of Learning Innovations at WestEd and Leslie Hergert of REL-NEI presented and discussed the report's findings.

Contact: Nick Hardy
Email: nhardyatwested.org

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Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

March 20, 2009

Webinar: Continued Exploration of Learning Communities

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

This webinar featured discussions of learning communities now operating in Vermont and Kentucky.

Tiny Muncy of the Vermont Department of Education's Department of Standards and Assessments discussed Vermont's Principals' Learning Communities--their genesis, opportunities. and plans for the future. Bob Fortney and Norka Padilla discussed e-Learning Kentucky, the adult services side of the Kentucky Virtual School. E-learning Kentucky provides online professional development and support for more than 50 communities of educational practice in cooperatives, the Kentucky Department of Education, schools, and districts. More information is available at www.kyvs.org.

Contact: Joe Trunk
Email: jtrunkatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Professional Learning Communities

March 17, 2009

Webinar: Focusing State Standards

The Next Step toward a Coherent K-12 Experience for All Students
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time
Online

This Center on Instruction webinar examined the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics PK-8 Focal Points and how they may affect state standards. Cathy Seely of the Charles A. Dana Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Texas discussed the challenges of creating a more robust and coherent PK-12 mathematics learning experience that will prepare all students for college and workplace demands.

Contact: Fred Gross
Email: fgrossatedc.org

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Related initiative: Mathematics

March 4, 2009

Webinar: School Practices to Improve Elementary Mathematics Teaching and Learning for Students With Disabilities

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

In conjunction with its Mathematics Education Leaders Network, NECC co-sponsored a webinar with the Regional Educational Laboratory - Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) on math education for students with disabilities and other struggling students. Researchers Amy Brodesky and Josephine Louis described a recent REL-NEI Fast Response Study on practices in schools with exemplary math teaching and learning. Senior REL-NEI researcher Michelle LaPointe and NECC math specialist Fred Gross facilitated a discussion on connecting this research to practice and applying the findings in schools.

Contact: Fred Gross
Email: fgrossatedc.org

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Related initiative: Mathematics

February 27, 2009

Webinar: New Resources for Elementary Reading: Materials, Administration, Coaching

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
Online

Dr. Debby Houston Miller, deputy director of the Center on Instruction's Reading strand, presented an interactive WebEx to introduce four recently released Center on Instruction products on elementary reading instruction. Reviewing a Reading Program guides users in selecting high-quality core and intervention reading programs. Principal's Reading Walk-Through: K-3 offers principals and other instructional leaders a systematic approach to observing high-quality reading instruction in the classroom. Leading for Reading: An Introductoy Guide for K-3 Reading Coaches is a comprehensive guide for K-3 reading coaches. Using Student Center Activities to Differentiate Instruction is a teacher's guide to more than 500 reading-related activities for students of all abilities.

Contact: Andrea Reade
Email: areadeatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

February 23, 2009

Policy Challenges Conference: Bridging Research and Practice: Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Simsbury, CT
The Simsbury Inn

The NECC and the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands co-hosted a conference on effective literacy practices for elementary level English language learners. University of California (Irvine) Humanities Professor Dr. Robin Scarcella, one of the primary authors of the Institute of Education Science's Practice Guide Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades, delivered the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion on implications of the Practice Guide's reccommendations. Participants also attended workshops on resources and research on English language learners. 

An invitation-only event.

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: maveryatedc.org

Related initiative: Connecticut

February 18, 2009

Webinar: Online RTI Professional Development Modules and Resources for Classroom Assessment

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

This interactive webinar featured free online professional development modules and resources provided by the IRIS (IDEA '04 and Research for Inclusive Settings) Center for Training Enhancements to support classroom progress monitoring and curriculum-based assessment, a cornerstone of Response to Intervention (RTI). Presenters Kimberly Skow, Project Coordinator of the IRIS Center; Silvia DeRuvo, Senior Program Associate at the California RCC; and Debbie DeBerry, a practicing School Psychologist in Hardeman County, Tennessee provided hands-on activities for teachers and discussed how these resources have been used in professional development activities by professional developers, site and district administrators, and teacher trainers.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

February 10, 2009

Webinar: Research Study of Rural Middle School Math Teaching

Online Algebra Access in the Northeast
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Online

This presentation, by the Regional Educational Laboratory: Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI), reported on its "Pathways to Math Achievement" study. The three-year study is examining efforts to improve access to Algebra I by 8th grade students in rural Maine and Vermont schools. The webinar outlined the study and design of an online algebra course and the moderator facilitated a discussion among participants.

Pamela Buffington, Maine REL-NEI liaison, was the moderator. Presenters were study participants Cheryl Tobey, Implementation Coordinator, Peggy Clements, Co-Principal Investigator, and Jessica Heppen, Evaluation Director.

Contact: Fred Gross
Email: fgrossatedc.org

Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

February 4, 2009

Webinar: Online Professional Development Modules and Resources for RTI Implementation

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Online

This interactive webinar highlighted free online materials provided by the IRIS (IDEA '04 and Research for Inclusive Settings) Center for Training Enhancements to support implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI). Presenters Naomi Tyler, co-director of the IRIS Center; Silvia DeRuvo, Senior Program Associate at the California RCC; Kathy Strunk, director of RTI at the Tennessee Department of Education; and Debbie Williams, program specialist at Hardeman County, Tennessee provided information for professional developers and teacher trainers on the scope of the IRIS RTI materials as well as voices from experts who have used these tools.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

January 28, 2009

Webinar: School Practices to Improve Elementary Mathematics Teaching and Learning for Students With Disabilities

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Postponed because of weather-related school closings in the area.
New date: March 4, 2009, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

In conjunction with its Mathematics Education Leaders Network, NECC co-sponsored a webinar with the Regional Education Laboratory - Northeast and Islands (REL-NEI) on math education for students with disabilities and other struggling students. Researchers Amy Brodesky and Josephine Louis described a recent REL-NEI Fast Response Study on practices in schools with exemplary math teaching and learning. Senior REL-NEI researcher Michelle LaPointe and NECC math specialist Fred Gross facilitated a discussion on connecting this research to practice and applying the findings in schools.

Contact: Fred Gross
Email: fgrossatedc.org

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

January 23, 2009

Webinar: Exploring the Use of Online Learning Communities

12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Online

This webinar featured Jeff Mao, the Learning Policy Director for Maine, and Stan Freeda and Cathy Higgins of OPEN NH. They discussed their work with online professional learning communities, addressing such issues as participation, beginning an online learning community, challenges, and lessons learned.

Contact: Joe Trunk
Email: jtrunkatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

January 15, 2009

Massachusetts Dropout Prevention and Recovery Initiative Meeting

Worcester, MA
Holy Cross College

This was the kick-off meeting of a state effort to help urban districts address problems related to school dropouts.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

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Related initiative: Massachusetts

January 14, 2009

Maine District Accountability Protocols Team Meeting

Portland, ME

Team reviewed data from interviews with Portland high schools.

Contact: Andrea Reade
Email: areadeatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Maine

January 13, 2009

New Hampshire RTI Task Force Meeting

Concord, NH
Plymouth State College

Team reviewed a draft version of the white paper and survey and received Department of Education updates.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

January 12, 2009

Maine District Accountability Protocols Team Meeting

Team conducted interviews at three Portland, ME high schools.

Contact: Andrea Reade
Email: areadeatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Maine

December 16, 2008

New Hampshire Accountability Task Force Meeting

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Concord, NH
NH Department of Education

NECC staff worked with the Accountability Task Force on designing a process to monitor districts' use of state adequacy funds.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

December 10, 2008

Webinar: Formative Assessment: Improving Teaching and Learning

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center (AACC), in collaboration with WestEd's Schools Moving Up, presented a free online event by Margaret Heritage and Ellen Osmundson of the AACC. The webinar provided information on the knowledge base for formative assessment, ways to elicit evidence to guide instruction, and how to involve students in the assessment process.

Contact: Steve Hamilton
Email: shamiltatwested.org

Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

December 5, 2008

CAPELL (Connecticut Administrators of Programs for English Language Learners) Meeting

Hampden, CT
ACES (Area Cooperative Education Services)

NECC staff facilitated a meeting of the Low Incidence ELL interest group at the CAPELL meeting.

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: maveryatedc.org

Related initiative: Connecticut

November 25, 2008

Webinar: Knowing Mathematics for Teaching: Implications for Professional Development

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Online

Deborah Ball, Dean of the University of Michigan's School of Education and member of the National Mathematics Panel, discussed findings from her recent work in mathematics instruction, including recommendations from the National Mathematics Panel Report. Dr. Ball was NECC's webinar guest last April and returned at our constituents' requests to continue the conversation.

Contact: Kathy Dunne
Email: kdunneatwested.org

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

November 20, 2008

New Hampshire RTI Task Force Meeting

Concord, NH
Plymouth State College

NECC staff met with the NH RTI task force to draft the outline of a state Response to Intervention (RTI) white paper.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Phone: 603-422-8888
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

November 20, 2008

Vermont Secondary School Transformation Conference

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fairlee, VT

NECC staff assisted at a conference for Vermont secondary school transformation teams. Participants examined a secondary school transformation model and learned from representatives of other states that have undertaken this work. Keynote speaker: Larry Rosenstock of High Tech High School, San Diego, CA.

Contact: Karen Mikkelson
Email: kmikkelatwested.org

Related initiative: Vermont

November 19, 2008

Massachusetts Dropout Prevention and Recovery Initiative Meeting

Malden, MA
MA DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)

NECC staff worked with Massachusetts DESE staff to design a January conference and ongoing study groups on droupout prevention and recovery.

Contact: Steve Hamilton
Email: shamiltatwested.org

Related initiative: Massachusetts

November 19, 2008

Rhode Island ELL Directors and Coordinators Meeting

Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

NECC staff met with Rhode Island ELL directors and coordinators to assimilate feedback on the desk audit protocol for district monitoring, and to move forward with plans for the ELL regulations guidance document and promising practices presentations.

Contact: Francine Collignon
Email: Francine_Collignonatbrown.edu

Related initiative: Rhode Island

November 18, 2008

Connecticut Meeting on Highly Mobile Students

Cheshire, CT
CT Association of Schools

NECC staff met with the assistant superintendents of Connecticut's 15 priority districts.

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: maveryatedc.org

Related initiative: Connecticut

November 12, 2008

Maine Accountability Team Meeting

Augusta, ME
Maine Department of Education

NECC staff worked with the Maine team to develop an action plan for statewide data gathering, based on preliminary examination of Portland, Maine data.

Contact: Andrea Reade
Email: areadeatrmcres.com

Related initiative: Maine

October 31, 2008

Massachusetts Dropout Prevention and Recovery Initiative Meeting

Malden, MA
MA DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)

NECC staff met with DESE staff to plan a January conference and support ongoing study groups.

Contact: Steve Hamilton
Email: shamiltatwested.org

Related initiative: Massachusetts

October 29, 2008

New Hampshire SSOS (Statewide Systems of Support) Self-Assessment Meeting

Concord, NH
NH Department of Education

NECC staff met with the New Hampshire team tasked with working on the Center on Innovation and Improvement's Assessment and Planning Process to plan rollout of an assessment initiative.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

October 23, 2008

New Hampshire Instructional Coaching Meeting

Concord, NH
NH Department of Education

NECC staff met with members of the New Hampshire Department of Education to discuss goals and NECC support for an instructional coaching initiative in New Hampshire.

Contact: Karen Laba
Email: klabaatrmcres.com

Related initiative: New Hampshire

October 16, 2008

Webinar: Using the AACC Data Use Inventory to Build Organizational Capacity

1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT

In this special one-hour Assessment and Accountability Comprehensive Center (AACC) webinar, participants learned about the AACC Data Use Inventory and how states, districts, and schools can use it to build capacity in their organizations. Presenter: AACC/CRESST partners Ellen Osmundson and Margaret Heritage, in collaboration with Julie Duffield of WestEd.

Contact: Ellen Osmundson
Email: eosmundson21atcomcast.net

Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

October 15-17, 2008

Adolescent Literacy Institute

New Orleans, LA
Maison Du Puy

This meeting featured two Center on Instruction initiatives: a pre-publication discussion of a new document on assessment to guide adolescent literacy instruction and a program on effective intervention for adolescent struggling readers, based on a meta-analysis of 31 studies of interventions. Read the meta-analysis on effective interventions for adolescent struggling readers.

Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

October 10, 2008

CAPELL (Connecticut Administrators of Programs for English Language Learners) Meeting

8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Hampden, CT

NECC presented information on ELLs and facilitated a Special Interest Group on districts with low numbers of English language learners.

Contact: Maria-Paz Avery
Email: maveryatedc.org

Related initiative: Connecticut

October 10, 2008

Massachusetts Dropout Prevention and Recovery Initiative Meeting

Malden, MA
MA DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) Office

Initial meeting between Massachusetts DESE and NECC staff members.

Contact: Steve Hamilton
Email: shamiltatwested.org

Related initiative: Massachusetts

October 10, 2008

Webinar: Relationship between Reading Difficulties and Problem Behaviors

3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT

This Center on Instruction webinar featured recent research linking elementary school students' reading scores and discipline referrals in the earlier grades to discipline referrals in grade 5. Download the source document. Guest speaker: Ken McIntosh.

Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

October 9, 2008

New Hampshire RTI Task Force Meeting

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Concord, NH
Plymouth State University Concord campus (2 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH)

NECC staff facilitated this meeting of the NH-RTI Task Force and highlighted research-based resources NECC has identified and posted on CC Groups, in the on-line work environment the Center created for the Task Force.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

October 7, 2008

Rhode Island ELL Team and Office of Diverse Learners Meeting

Providence, RI
RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

NECC staff worked with Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) staff to train district representatives in advance of piloting the state's new ELL district monitoring tools.

Contact: Fran Collignon
Email: Francine_Collignonatbrown.edu

Related initiative: Rhode Island

September 12, 2008

New Hampshire QLAP Meeting

Plymouth, NH

NECC presented an orientation to using CC Groups, NECC’s online collaborative space.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

September 5, 2008

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Mathematics Team Meeting

Malden, MA

NECC facilitated an all-day meeting to organize and strengthen a forthcoming report on math education.

Related initiative: Massachusetts

August 20, 2008

Rhode Island Department of Education Meeting on English Language Learners (ELL)

Providence, RI

NECC provided technical assistance in developing the ELL education monitoring process.

Related initiative: Rhode Island

August 19, 2008

New Hampshire RTI Task Force Meeting

Concord, NH

NECC staff met with Task Force co-chairs and representative of the New Hampshire Department of Education to develop strategies for building capacity.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

August 6, 2008

Rhode Island Board of Regents Meeting

Providence, RI

At this meeting the Board approved new regulations for the education of English language learners, revised with extensive input from NECC working with the RI Office of Diverse Learners.

Related initiative: Rhode Island

July 30, 2008

Vermont Department of Education Meeting

Montpelier, VT

NECC met with Vermont SEA leaders to plan work to support the state’s Education Transformation Plan.

Related initiative: Vermont

July 17, 2008

New Hampshire RTI Task Force Meeting

Concord, NH

NECC facilitated an all-day meeting to develop a statement of purpose, reach consensus on goals, and establish working committees.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

July 7, 2008

Maine Migrant Education Task Force Meeting

Augusta, ME

NECC provided technical assistance on a comprehensive needs assessment for migrant students, developing indicators of need and a data collection and analysis plan.

Related initiative: Maine

June 30, 2008

New Hampshire QLAP Meeting

Plymouth, NH

NECC worked with the writing team and advisory board and discussed the use of CC groups.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

June 20, 2008

Principals' Literacy Leadership Meeting

Online

Work Group 1 completed its evaluation of all resources.

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

June 19, 2008

Principals' Literacy Leadership Meeting

Online

Work Group 2 reviewed progress on assessment tool.

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

June 12, 2008

NH RTI Task Force Meeting

Concord, NH

NECC planned and facilitated this meeting to establish group norms, define terms, review summaries of state RTI exemplars, and plan online work, including the use of the CC Groups online collaboration space; presentation by district officials.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

May 22, 2008

Using Coaches to Improve Adolescent Literacy Instruction: A Seminar Series

Literacy Coaching Seminar Two:
Improving Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Concord, NH
NH Department of Education

Ongoing literacy instruction and development needs to be a key part of the broader effort of improving secondary schools. This seminar aimed to assist educators with this by:

  • Examining the literacy demands of specific content areas and discussing what literacy skills are unique to each;
  • Looking at what teachers need to know about the content areas and what commonalities exist among them; and
  • Sharing the research and best practices in secondary literacy coaching being implemented in other states.

Contact: Cerelle Morrow
Email: cmorrowatedc.org

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May 20, 2008

New Hampshire Quantitative Literacy Action Plan (QLAP) Task Force Meeting

Concord, NH

NECC staff met with task force members to plan collaboration and research on other states’ work in developing quantitative literacy standards.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

May 16, 2008

Maine CIPS (Continuous Improvement Priority Schools) Meeting

Online

NECC facilitated a teleconference with Rick Stiggins on formative assessment as a motivator for student engagement.

Related initiative: Maine

May 12, 2008

Principals' Literacy Leadership Meeting

Online

Work group 1 completed assessment questions and evaluation of all resources.

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May 8, 2008

Principals' Literacy Leadership Meeting

Online

Work group 2 approved the synthesis section of the professional development tool and identified categories for assessment.

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April 28, 2008

New Hampshire Statewide Systems of Support Meeting

Concord, NH

NECC staff facilitated a meeting of the NH Department of Education to further develop its Tiered Systems of Support approach and to plan a pilot program in Manchester, NH.

Contact: Carol Keirstead
Email: ckeirsteadatrmcres.com

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April 22, 2008

New Hampshire RTI Task Force Meeting

Concord, NH

NECC facilitated a meeting to develop New Hampshire's definition of Response to Intervention (RTI) and plan to showcase current efforts.

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April 17-18, 2008

Regional Meeting on Building Statewide Systems of Support

The New England Comprehensive Center and The Education Alliance at Brown University co-hosted a regional meeting on statewide systems of support that engaged more than fifty state and district representatives from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island in two days of intensive study and discussion. With assistance from the Northeast Regional Resource Center (NERRC) and the National Response to Intervention Center, the meeting focused on seven key topics in the interplay between state education systems and student outcomes.

In order to give participants time to grapple with the topics in some depth, the meeting was structured as a series of two-and-a-half to three-hour topic discussions, complemented by two-hour state team meetings.

Participants appeared to appreciate the opportunity to take time and reflect with others, citing "face-to-face sustained conversations," "time to learn," "time with state people," "focus on big ideas," and "two full days to devote to thinking about this!" among the event's benefits. Other highly valued elements of the event were copious opportunities to interact with representatives from other states and a talk by the event's "critical reflector," Thomas Payzant of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education.

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Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

April 15, 2008

Quantitative Literacy Action Plan (QLAP) Meeting

Plymouth, NH

NECC facilitated the initial meeting of the New Hampshire Quantitative Literacy Action Plan team.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

April 4, 2008

Using Coaches to Improve Adolescent Literacy Instruction: A Seminar Series

Literacy Coaching Seminar One:
Progress Monitoring and Matching Students to Text

In a series of three workshops, tools for differentiating instruction based on student assessments were presented by Dr. Andrea Kotula.

  • In the first workshop, participants learned how to create, administer, score, and graph the results of two curriculum-based measures to monitor ongoing progress for adolescents: one for reading comprehension and one for content area knowledge.
  • In the second, participants practiced creating, administering, and scoring tests of oral reading accuracy and silent reading comprehension with a specific piece of text.
  • The third workshop then identified free or inexpensive tools for estimating the readability of trade-books, textbooks, and electronic text such as primary sources obtained from the Internet; participants practiced using qualitative judgments to fine-tune readability estimates so teachers can match students to appropriate text.

Contact: Cerelle Morrow
Email: cmorrowatedc.org

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

April 4, 2008

Webinar: Math Education for Educators

Featuring distinguished mathematics educator and researcher Deborah Lowenberg Ball, this webinar offered participants opportunities to deepen their knowledge of current research on math content knowledge for teachers and to consider implications of the research on education policy and teacher preparation.

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

March 26, 2008

Teacher Quality Symposium

Bangor, ME

NECC staff facilitated and served as critical reflectors for a statewide meeting of representatives from institutions of higher education to discuss teacher quality and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards. NECC arranged to support ongoing work through CC Groups, an online work space.

Related initiative: Maine

March 20, 2008

Webinar: Colorado's Experience with Infusing Reading Research into Teacher Preparation Programs

This webinar builds on work begun in NECC's first year to support efforts to strengthen the teaching of literacy. One aspect of this work has been to explore ways that the research on reading instruction can inform teacher education policy and practice. Representatives of the Colorado Literacy Council, which advises the Colorado Department of Education on literacy initiatives, discussed their work in infusing reading research into teacher preparation programs.

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March 17, 2008

New Hampshire Statewide Systems of Support Meeting

Concord, NH

NECC facilitated a meeting to develop an assistance strategy for the New Hampshire Department of Education based on its previous work on aligning standards.

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March 5, 2008

Promising Practices Initiative Meeting

Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

NECC staff provided technical assistance at a meeting of Rhode Island ELL directors on the year 2 roll-out of the Promising Practices Initiative.

Related initiative: Rhode Island

March 4, 2008

Principals' Literacy Leadership Meeting

Online

Group 2 reviewed reading research for summary section of professional development tool.

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March 4, 2008

Winter Leadership Conference, Office of Diverse Learners

Providence, RI

NECC participated with staff of the Rhode Island Department of Education in a conference for district leadership to support English language learners.

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February 8, 2008

Principals' Literacy Leadership Meeting

Online

Group 1, working on "Using Data to Guide School-Based Decisions," met to review research for a professional development tool.

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February 6, 2008

Maine CIPS (Continuous Improvement Priority Schools) Professional Development Session

Online

NECC facilitated a Community of Practice teleconference featuring Professor Lisa Dieker of the Central Florida University and the author of numerous books and articles on co-teaching.

Related initiative: Maine

February 6-12, 2008

Massachusetts Statewide Systems of Support Regional Meetings

NECC staff facilitated five regional meetings that brought local districts together to apply for state grants designed to spur inter-district collaboration on areas in need of improvement.

Related initiative: Massachusetts

February 5, 2008

Principals' Literacy Leadership Meeting

Online

Group 2, working on "Methods for Professional Development Delivery and Support," met to review progress in compiling resources for data-driven decision-making.

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

January 23, 2008

New Hampshire Statewide Systems of Support Meeting

Concord, NH

NECC staff met with Department of Education School Improvement staff to review the current status of NH statewide systems of support efforts (SSOS), examine Center on Innovation and Improvement’s SSOS tools, and develop strategies for action.

Related initiative: New Hampshire

November 13, 2007

Webinar: Response to Intervention, Lessons from the Field

This webinar on implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) featured two elementary school principals, Tom Komp and Merri Greenia, who are using RTI to improve teaching and learning.

Tom Komp, Principal, Boulevard Elementary School, Gloversville, N.Y.
Through shared leadership and data-driven decision-making, Boulevard has established an effective tiered instructional program. Tom describes how the school culture changed to use an RTI approach to improvement.

Merri Greenia, Principal, Wolcott Elementary School, Wolcott, V.T.
Merri is implementing RTI in literacy and mathematics. She focuses on the importance of ensuring fidelity in implementing high quality core instruction and supports in an RTI approach.

Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

June 11-12, 2007

Promoting Student Literacy Through Comprehension: Enhancing Teacher Preparation and Professional Development

A symposium co-sponsored by the New England and New York Comprehensive Centers
Albany Marriott
Albany, NY

Comprehension is the whole purpose and joy of reading. What do beginning teachers need to know and be able to do to teach it effectively?

This and related questions animated educational leaders from higher education, technical assistance, and state and local education departments at a symposium on "Enhancing Teacher Preparation and Professional Development." Featuring literacy experts Michael Kamil and Nell Duke, the two-day symposium brought educators from New York and New England together to discuss scientifically based research in literacy, teacher preparation, state standards, and collaborations to strengthen teaching quality.

Co-hosted by NECC and NYCC, the event built on the 2006 symposia on "Enhancing Teacher Effectiveness," featuring Catherine Snow. "Promoting Student Literacy Through Comprehension" occasioned expanded, deeper conversations and collaboration among a larger number of participants. It also kicked off TQ Online, an online space for teacher educators, professional developers, and policymakers in New York and New England to share ideas and resources, brainstorm solutions, and build networks.

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May 18, 2007

Webinar: Response to Intervention

This webinar on Response to Intervention (RTI) featured Dr. Greg Roberts, Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts at the University of Texas at Austin and director of the Center on Instruction's Special Education Strand; Joe Sassone, Senior Program Associate at WestEd and former Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Assessment, and Professional Development for the Vail Unified District in Arizona; John Carruth, Assistant Superintendent, Vail Unified School District, Vail, AZ; and Merri Greenia, Principal of Wolcott Elementary School, Wolcott, VT.

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Related initiative: Statewide Systems of Support

May 18, 2007

Webinar: Teacher Quality

3:00-4:30 p.m.

This webinar, for pre-service teacher educators, in-service teacher trainers, and others with a stake in teacher education from New York and New England, was the first to be offered by the NE/NYCC Teacher Quality Collaboration Team.

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Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy

May 3, 2007

Building Academic Literacy in the Content Areas: Perspectives on Practice from Literacy Coaches and Content-Area Specialists

A Regionwide Discussion

Intended for state and district personnel, this event gave participants opportunities to learn about infusing literacy skills into non-English content-area classes, explore the role of the literacy coach in embedding literacy strategies in the content areas, and develop strategies to collaborate with state and district literacy specialists, content area specialists, and coaches, especially with practitioners working with special education students and with English language learners. The keynote speaker was Dr. Nancy Shanklin, director of the IRA/NCTE Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse at the University of Colorado, Denver.

An invitation-only event.

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January 24, 2007

January Regional Meeting: Statewide Systems of Support

Framingham, MA
Sheraton Hotel

Paul Reville, president of the Rennie Center, delivered the keynote speech. Other speakers were Alyssa Alston of the Council of Chief State School Officers; Keith Speers, Director of the Office of Field Relations, Ohio Department of Education; and Lauren Morando-Rhim of the national Center on Innovation and Improvement.

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September 13, 2006

Connecticut Statewide Forum on School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Waterbury, CT
Grand Hotel

The Center supported planning efforts and assisted in facilitating workshops for a statewide forum on School, Family, and Community Partnerships in September, 2006. The keynote speaker was Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, Research Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University.

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June 5-6, 2006

Partners in Literacy Symposium 2006

Portsmouth, NH

This NECC-sponsored regional dialogue on teaching reading, drew more than 80 representatives from higher education, state departments of education, local school districts, and educational philanthropies. Coverage of this event includes descriptions of and audio clips from presentations by Catherine Snow of Harvard University, Michael Coyne of the University of Connecticut, Betty Lou Whitford of the University of Southern Maine, Marty Hougen of the Texas Higher Education Collaborative, and Amy Jackson of the National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality.

Read and listen to presentations >

Related initiative: Advancing Student Literacy and Numeracy