Apperson to Hold Free Webinars on Using Test Data to Inform Instruction and Blended Learning
Experts show educators how to use these tools to improve teaching and learning
Charlotte N.C. – October 29, 2015 – Assessment leader Apperson will host free webinars Nov. 5, 2015 and Nov. 12, 2015 to offer educators insight on how to use data to enhance teaching and learning and how they can incorporate blended learning into the classroom respectively.
The webinars include:
· 2 p.m. (EST) Nov. 5, 2015 – Using Data to Enhance Teaching and Learning, featuring Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D. Teachers are spending more time than ever before testing students, but testing alone does nothing to improve instruction or learning. In this session, Nancy W. Sindelar, a teacher, consultant and author, will discuss how educators can use analyzed classroom test data to inform instruction, monitor their students’ progress, close achievement gaps and motivate students. Nancy currently works with schools to increase achievement through aligning local curriculum and assessments to state and Common Core State Standards. She also helps schools use test results to inform instruction. Her presentations address effective collection and interpretation of student test data, as well as the development of high-functioning teacher teams.
· 4 p.m. (EST) Nov. 12, 2015 – Blended Learning, featuring Nancy Foote, M.Ed. Educators often find that their students master a concept, but later don’t remember it. This session is designed for educators who are looking for ways to make learning stick, and improve their own learning too. Nancy Foote is a teacher and author, and is recognized as an expert on blended learning and the flipped classroom. She is a former industrial chemist who currently works as a math and science teacher and has served as a curriculum specialist and elementary school principal. Nancy also oversees educational blogs on science and technology and is the author of Teacher Resource Guide to Chemistry.
Apperson’s K-12 assessment solutions help educators develop a 360° panorama of the student and his or her strengths, as well as areas of opportunities, that can inform curriculum decision-making and create positive learning outcomes. Whether it’s DataLink scanners, or the Evo assessment platform, Apperson’s products support and encourage a holistic learning and development approach by helping teachers turn assessment data into actionable information.