AdvancED Virginia Fall Conference 2016: Strands of Excellence
October 24-25, 2016. Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel.
The AdvancED Virginia Fall Conference 2016: Strands of Excellence will highlight three strands for both in-network (AdvancED Accredited) and out-of-network schools that will:
Join us and choose the sessions that best suit your institution.
The first strand will be the new AdvancED Standards for Quality and a new self-assessment protocol for those schools, systems and corporations (not early learning centers) completing a review in the 2017-2018 school year and beyond. The new protocol for the self-assessment is very different than in the past. This will be the first opportunity for schools, systems and corporations completing a review in or after 2017-2018 to review the new protocol and new standards and we encourage you to attend.
The second strand of the conference will focus on exemplars of good evidence collection. We will invite schools, systems and corporations, including early learning centers, to share with participants examples of high-quality evidence submitted as part of their External Review. In addition, we will invite choice schools and systems that have exemplars in how the evidence was made available to the External Review Team. Examples will include websites, Google Docs and Dropbox. We will also spend a half-day with a live ASSIST and eProve™ session.
Did you know that AdvancED now offers certification for STEM and Learning Forward to both in-network (AdvancED accredited) and out-of-network schools? This is a distinction that can be earned at your next review or sooner if you so decide. Our third conference strand will provide information for in-network and out-of-network schools on how to achieve STEM and Learning Forward add-on certification. In addition to STEM and Learning Forward, we can offer in-network and out-of-network schools a “turn-key” evaluation model using the eProve™ Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool® (eleot®) and trained eleot observers that can be completed at your school to measure student engagement in your classrooms. The analysis of data that is provided through this analysis is crucial to increasing student achievement. We will also present on the eProve surveys module that can be used for both in-network and out-of-network AdvancED accredited schools.
AdvancED holds itself to the same standard of improvement to which we hold our participating institutions. Just as our institutions host an external review every five years, AdvancED conducts a review of standards and processes along the same timeline. The new AdvancED Standards for Quality that will be rolled out in summer 2017 are the result of research to improve our own standards and protocols in determining how to best meet the needs of our institutions. As the world’s leading school improvement and accreditation organization, AdvancED is committed to providing education institutions the systems, process and tools to successfully meet the challenges of today’s learning environment.
Register today to connect with fellow educators, thought leaders and practitioners as we engage learners for success both in and out of the classroom!
Click here if your school or school system is preparing for an External Review in the 2016-2017 school year for more information on the AdvancED Virginia Workshops for External Review and Continuous Improvement
Monday, October 24, 2016 - Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Renaissance Portsmouth - Norfolk Waterfront Hotel425 Water St.Portsmouth, Virginia 23704