Events: Directors' Webinar (Directors' Webinar)

Topic: Training Implementation Driver and SPDG Program Measure 1.

Date: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Central / 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Mountain / 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Pacific

Dr. Jenny DeMonte is currently the Associate Director for Education Research at American Progress. Her research work focuses on school and instructional improvement, teacher preparation and teacher quality, and measuring teaching and learning. Prior to joining the Center for American Progress, she was public affairs manager at the University of Michigan School of Education where she helped staff the council charged with designing a teacher evaluation system. She was also a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan School of Education, where she worked on several projects, including the Measures of Effective Teaching project as part of a team designing measures of teacher knowledge for teaching English language arts. DeMonte holds a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and a master’s and doctorate in educational research and policy from the University of Michigan.

Cynthia A. Boezio, PhD, Supervisor, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Project Director, State Personnel Development Grant, Teaching and Learning Unit, Colorado Department of Education

Audrey Desjarlais, Signetwork Coordinator

Adobe Join Link: http://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/spdgdirectors/

Teleconference: 1-(877)-512-6886 Passcode : 16 16 32 2775

Description/Other Details
To begin the webinar, invited guest, Dr. Jenny Demonte from the Center for American Progress, will present what works in systems supporting effective professional development using the Common Core as a framework, explaining where it is talking hold and how it is improving practice. Top prepare for the session we encourage participants to view her recent article “High-Quality Professional Development for Teachers: Supporting Teacher Training to Improve Student Learning”, which is posted to the webinar events page (link below)

Following Dr. Demonte’s presentation, Cyndi Boezio will present how Colorado is reporting on their evidence based professional development for SPDG Program Measures 1 and 3.