Join us for an all-new academy!
November 15-16, 2016 | Birdville ISD
Create a More Effective Learning Environment
Texas ASCD is partnering with the International Center for Leadership in Education to offer a new two-day academy primarily designed for teachers. Learn how to use the Rigor/Relevance Framework and align it to T-TESS to develop Quadrant D lessons!
Texas educators will be engaged in an application-based learning experience using the rigor, relevance and engagement framework by Bill Daggett. The Rigor/Relevance Framework is a tool to plan curriculum, deliver instruction, and monitor progress. The uniqueness of this two-day academy will be providing educators time and support to design student tasks that will align to accomplished and distinguished levels of the T-TESS evaluation.
• understand and apply the Rigor and Relevance Framework in the teaching and learning
• design student tasks by the use of rubrics; and,
• make connections between the Rigor and Relevance Framework and the T-TESS rubrics in
order to grow teachers into Accomplished and Distinguished practitioners.
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Event Dates: Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Event Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Event Location: Birdville ISD Fine Arts/Athletics Complex
9200 Mid Cities Blvd.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Have questions about registration? Contact us via email or phone, (512) 477-8200, ext. 10.
About Linda L. Jordan
International Center for Leadership in Education
Often described as "a teacher's teacher," Linda
Jordan brings great enthusiasm, competence, and common sense to her work. Her
firsthand experiences implementing the HET model convinced her of the
importance of acting on insights from the brain research to boost student
achievement. A master presenter, Linda engages adult learners with her sincere
and credible style. She works to help schools across the country to implement
the work of the International Center for Education. She has also contributing to the next
generation of educators as Associate Professor of Education at Hope College
where she taught Educational Psychology, Classroom Management and Curriculum
and Methods for Science, Math and Social Studies. She also is a part of the founding team,
which established the Midwest Brain and Learning Institute at Hope College and
creator and instructor for an on-line certification in Advanced Learning. Linda's background of training and experience prepare her to
provide valuable information and advice on a variety of aspects of school
improvement. She holds both the BA and MA degrees in education and is a
doctoral candidate at Lynn University. Linda has served as a teacher of kindergarten through college and has
About Crysten Caviness
Coordinator of Professional Learning and Curriculum Management,
Crysten Caviness is the Coordinator of Professional Learning and Curriculum Management for Birdville ISD, a district that has forged a strong partnership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) surrounding the Rigor and Relevance Framework and the Collaborative Instructional Review (CIR) process. She has led the local design and implementation of the new Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS) in Birdville ISD and worked with ICLE to design alignment documents to show how Rigor and Relevance, as well as the CIR process, supports teachers’ growth toward more student-centered classrooms as measured within T-TESS. Caviness is a passionate educator who believes the work that students do has the most direct impact on their learning and that educators have the power to design student tasks that will lead to the learning our students need and deserve.
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