A K-12 Spring Social was held on April 25, 2014 at Grevey’s Restaurant in Falls Church from 6:00pm - 9:00p.m. We want to thank everyone who attended. New connections were made and strategies were shared. Here is a sample of the discussions that were held:
Dual language assessments and Special Education referrals Accommodations for ELLs Teacher Evaluation and data informed instruction RTI – Response to Intervention success stories and struggles Virginia’s VGLA reading assessments for Grades 3-8 Balanced Literacy in elementary and secondary classrooms – and resources (Fry words, Reading A to Z, locally produced and digital resources) Collaboration across teams and specialists Academic conversations Education systems and assessment internationally (such as in Finland) Paradigm shifts through professional reading and research An Ethic of Excellence – Building a Craftsmanship with Students by Ron Berger
It was a wonderful evening, and we look forward to seeing you at future WATESOL events. Thank you to WATESOL for its support of this SIG event.