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Tuesday, March 26 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Work It! Deeper Learning, Statewide Assessment, and Research-Based Guardrails in New Hampshire

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Research shows that to succeed in college, career, and civic life, students need more than academic knowledge. They need to possess skills and attitudes colleges and employers prize—communicating effectively and collaborating in diverse groups. While educators support students developing these skills, it can be difficult to assess them rigorously and responsively. What does it look like to communicate effectively? What evidence can we collect to support mastery? How can new assessments complement strategies educators already use in their classrooms?

Join a team of educators and researchers as they share their experiences integrating work-study practices (a.k.a. deeper learning competencies) into New Hampshire’s statewide performance assessment for competency-based education (PACE) system. Participants will learn how others working to assess these critical skills in their classrooms share strategies and systems that may be emerging in their schools, and engage with a research-driven framework for designing work-study practice assessments currently guiding New Hampshire educators.

Participants will leave with practical tips for applying deeper learning competencies in classroom instruction and assessment for learning, focusing on metacognition and self-regulation as well as strategies for designing, communicating, and integrating performance assessment rubrics for deeper learning.

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Felicia Sullivan

Associate Research Director, JFF
Felicia Sullivan, PhD, joined JFF in 2018 as associate research director. She leads a Hewlett-funded research-practice partnership in New Hampshire and will also assist in the development of the JFF Research Unit. Dr. Sullivan previously worked with the Center for Information and... Read More →
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Ashley Harbel

English Teacher, Sanborn Regional High School
PLC Team LeaderEnglish Teacher - Freshmen Learning CommunityModern Media Video Production Teacher

Julia Ryan

Sanborn Regional High School
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Jonathan Vander Els

Director of Collaborative Learning, New Hampshire Learning Initiative
Jonathan directs innovative, competency-based projects for the New Hampshire Learning Initiative and is the co-author of Unpacking the Competency-Based Classroom: Equitable, Personalized Learning in a PLC at Work (Solution Tree, 2022) and Breaking With Tradition: The Shift to Competency-Based... Read More →

Tuesday March 26, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
Room 205/206