Special Notice: This session is open only to educators participating in the Regional Education Consortium. School Division ID required at check in. Pre-registration required.
The current change in Virginia’s school accountability system to allow for the use of locally developed performance assessments to replace conventional SOL end-of-course tests presents a tremendous opportunity for secondary history/social sciences teachers. While teaching (and assessing) complex, relevant content and transferable, higher-order skills to students has always been part of an excellent course of studies, the charge to do so with the added purpose of accountability can be a challenge. This session provides classroom teachers and instructional leaders with an understanding of the characteristics of high-quality performance assessments that meet criteria set by the VDOE while also serving the pedagogical goals of teachers. Drawing upon examples primarily from the secondary history curriculum, participants will engage in critiquing and creating performance assessments relevant to their own classes.
Secondary (Middle and High School) History/Social Science Teachers and Instructional Leaders
Presenter: Dr. Chris Gareis
Location: RCC Warsaw Campus, 52 Campus Dr., Warsaw, VA 22572
*Bring your picture ID for check-in
*For full day sessions, lunch is on your own; it is highly recommended you bring a bag lunch
*You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks
*Potential VA Teacher Licensure Renewal points = 12
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