Data Overload? NEW Data Use Standards Are Here To Help!

New Year, New Focus… DATA! The holidays are over and we are off and running into 2017! 2016 was definitely a year of growth and change for the SEEC as it transitioned to become its own fiscal agent, made some new hires (and had to say goodbye to others L), and participated in an AdvancED…
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Beginning Teachers Receive Timely, Effective Training + Collegial Collaboration

The Beginning Teacher Network’s (BTN) intent is to provide an additional layer of support and just-in-time professional development for first-year teachers, but the most important component is an opportunity for collaboration and collegial discussion among the new teachers. The SEEC BTN strives to augment and enhance the learning they received as a pre-service teacher and other mentoring…
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Using Formative Assessment To Improve Your Teaching

Useful Formative Assessment Tools By Haley Gabel, SEEC Communications Intern To foster healthy, successful learning environments, it is imperative that teachers both monitor and evaluate student learning. Summative assessment is the term used to describe evaluation of student learning at the end of an instructional unit. Formative assessment, on the other hand, involves monitoring student…
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Formative Assessment – What Is It And Why Is It Important?

What is formative assessment? Why is it so important? By Carol Beaton, SEEC Beginning Teacher Network Coordinator, and Jennifer Glasheen, SEEC Director of Teaching & Learning, &   The job was to outline the flower bed with brick pavers. My instruction came (of course) from a YouTube video on the subject. Armed with my new “extensive”…
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N.D. State Assessment Is Drawing Near… Are You Ready?

N.D. State Assessment – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium As the administration of the N.D. State Assessment draws near for grades 3-8 and 11 we’ve compiled some important Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) resources that will help you prepare. Here’s a Summary of Core Components: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Smarter-Balanced-Core-Components.pdf FAQs about Sample Items and Performance Tasks: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Smarter-Balanced-Sample-Items-FAQ.pdf   Individual…
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