“Driven by Data in Action: The Difference Between Teaching and Learning” is the title of a free webinar presented by Hofstra University’s doctoral program in Educational and Policy Leadership that will focus on creating data systems that measure student growth and success and inform teachers and principals about how to improve instruction. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 6-7 p.m. Register in advance at hofstra.edu/eddleadership.
Webinar presenters include:
- Facilitator: Dr. Catherine DiMartino, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership, Hofstra University
- Dr. Cheriese Pemberton, Director of Mathematics K-12, Long Beach Public Schools
- Dr. Monique Habersham, School Improvement Specialist, Eastern Suffolk BOCES/Nassau BOCES
- Stacie Reid, Director of Guidance, Uniondale School District
In 2010 New York competed for and won the second round of the Federal Race to the Top program. One key provision for the state attached to winning federal funds was a commitment to build a new large scale, state-wide data system. The State Department of Education championed the work of Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, the author of Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction, in which he developed a framework for school leaders and teachers to drive instruction using data.
The webinar participants will share their experiences implementing the Bambrick-Santoyo model at middle and high school levels, in both low and high poverty schools. They will focus on the importance of building strong data cultures in schools, creating teacher-friendly data templates and changing the focus of instruction away from what teachers are teaching towards what students are learning.
This webinar would be most applicable for current and aspiring school administrators, department chairs, teachers at middle and high school levels, and all who have a vested interest in student and teacher evaluation. Registrants will receive a link to join the webinar, and will be emailed a link to the archived presentation shortly after the live broadcast. Technical requirements are listed in the registration link. For more information about School of Education events, visit facebook.com/HofstraSOE.