New workshop added: FOCUSING ON THE CORE ESSENTIALS OF PARCC – March 15, 2018

February 9th, 2018 | admin | Uncategorized

Schillinger Educational Consultants is excited to announce the addition of another PARCC workshop for grades 3-8, on March 15, 2018 to continue our exploration of PARCC released materials and methods best suited for use as we rapidly approach testing!

Demand for information has been high, and as of the end of January, 2018, when PARCC decided to release a significant amount of 2017 tasks, student sample papers, and annotations, information has been plentiful, so adding another full day workshop to thoroughly review this information is well worth the time and effort.

These newly released 2017 PARCC tasks and student writing samples have made it clear that there is still plenty to learn as we hone in on “cracking the code” of PARCC and how best to maximize student achievement on that test. Our focus at the March 15th workshop will be on the following;

  • A comprehensive review and analysis of released materials, testing items, tasks, scored student writing samples, annotations and exemplars. This year’s released materials have already revealed dozens of observations that will be useful to teachers, as well as some surprises!
  • The “unpacking” of high-yield instructional strategies and resources specifically designed with the above released PARCC materials in mind and developed for maximum impact for students as we grow closer to testing.
  • Providing participants with a new set of Speed Drills resources, developed by Schillinger Educational Consultants that have proven extremely successful in schools to prepare students for the rigors of PARCC.

Our focus, on March 15th will be squarely on identifying the priorities and shorter-term strategies that yield the highest results in the most compact time-frames.

To learn more about this workshop, click here.