Vernon Parish School District Administration (2016) - "How to Illuminate Your Assessments" Effective assessment and data analysis has the power to transform academic achievement. Even so, the process can be daunting. This presentation showed how to utilize best practices in assessment creation, delivery, and data analytics at all levels to directly drive instruction, impact instructional practices, and target student success. This presentation was requested by the curriculum specialist for Vernon Parish after attending the LSSA conference.
Caddo Parish Teacher Technology Center (2016) - "Make Your Data Even Brighter With Illuminate" Presentation Description - Have you been using Illuminate for interim assessments but would like to know more? If so, this class was designed with you in mind! Learn how to use Illuminate for all your formative and summative assessment needs. This session will cover topics including how to create more complex assessments, the use of filters to locate specific item bank questions, and how to link standards to teacher-created assessments. Don’t miss out on this chance to see how Illuminate can help you use data to analyze trends and target student success.
Caddo Parish Teacher Technology Center (2016) - "Illuminate Your Data and Assessments" Presentation Description - Are you looking for ways to easily and effectively use data to drive your instruction? If so, then this class is for you! Illuminate is assessment and data analysis made easy. Create your own assessments, using either teacher-created questions or a living item bank, and get fast and flexible reports to guide instruction, all in one place. This session is an introduction to the basics of Illuminate, including how to login, create quick assessments that can be administered online or on paper, and generate reports to easily analyze data. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how one teacher utilizes this program for all classroom assessment needs. Click here to see presentation outline.
Louisiana School Supervisor's Association Conference (2016) - "How to Illuminate Your Assessments" Effective assessment and data analysis has the power to transform academic achievement. Even so, the process can be daunting. This presentation showed how to utilize best practices in assessment creation, delivery, and data analytics at all levels to directly drive instruction, impact instructional practices, and target student success. Click here to see the presentation.
Caddo Middle Magnet School (2016) - Ron Clark's "Move Your Bus" - How to encourage a positive work environment and motivate your team.
Caddo Parish - Fall Into Fabulous Instruction (2015) - Antibiotic Resistance Simulation Activity - Hands-on activity designed to show students the importance of taking antibiotics only when prescribed. Also highlights the significance of finishing the entire prescription and emphasizes how not taking all of the pills can lead to more virulent infections.
Caddo Middle Magnet School (2015) - Google Classroom - How to create classes, enroll students, and create and assign activities that will engage all learners.
Caddo Middle Magnet School (2015 - 2016) - Illuminate (see attached portfolio items) - How to use Illuminate to administer Parish interim assessments. Created easy-to-follow instructions for the faculty and coordinated scheduling of computer labs for testing.
Caddo Parish - Spring District-Wide Professional Development (2015) - Interactive Student Notebooks - How to use ISNs to engage and stimulate all learners. Discuss the correlation between organization and student success. Highlight the importance of allowing students to process information in a way that encourages comprehension rather than simple memorization. Click this link to see the Prezi used at this session.
Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School (2014) - Kagan Cooperative Learning Structures - How to incorporate cooperative learning structures into daily lessons. Discuss the importance of active student engagement in the learning process.