Past Northeast Regional Readiness Center Events
November 1, 2012 Overview of KEA tools and resources: COMPLETED. 25 early educators attended. Repeat on Nov 30. Individuals interested in participating in early education events can contact: Contact email@example.com for more information.
Rescheduling for Early Dec: Transitions in Mathematics 2013. 9-11 am. Essex Agricultural Institute, Danvers, Mass. In 2013, the MCAS mathematics tests will be assessing the new 2011 Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for Mathematics. There are many changes and challenges ahead. The transition plans and assessable standards lists are posted on the ESE assessment website, but educators might like further information to understand how the MCAS tests are changing for grades 3-8 and how the Grade 10 test is essentially remaining unchanged. Topics to be covered include: Challenges inherent in transitioning the Grade 10 MCAS mathematics test; differences in the transition plan for the MCAS mathematics tests in grades 3-8; details on how the “assessable standards” lists were determined; and understanding what “assessable” means. Registration:http//www.doe.mass.edu/conference/?ConferenceID=1417
October 26, 2012: CCSS 101 and PARCC 101: What these projects mean to higher education and how we can engage in the process. 9 am-2 pm. Hosted at Bunker Hill Community College in partnership with Greater Boston RRC and NRRC. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
October 16, 2012: ATMIM Dine and Discuss - PARCC and the New Assessment System Hopedale Junior-Senior High School 4 pm.
October 9, 2012 N.E. Guidance Counselors Presentation: COMPLETED: 45 participants including both preservice guidance students from SSU and professional guidance counselors and administrators. PARCC, Educator Evaluation and CCSS for Guidance Staff. Hosted at Salem State University.
Fall 2012 Early Education Courses and Workshops: CEU Trainings and college course offerings through the R3P - Region 3 Educator and Provider Support grant from EEC have been posted to our web page.northshore.edu/r3p (please note, that the forms are 'requests' for a class or workshop. You are not registered until you have completed the registration process with the provider/college.
September 20, 2012: NRRC Advisory Board Meeting, EEC Lawrence Office12:30 - 2:30 pm. Update on National and State initiatives. Recommendations and approval of 2012-13 events and activities for the NRRC.
August 20, 2012: Update on PARCC national project for assessing the Common Core State Standards. 10 am at Middlesex Community College in Bedford. Contact: email@example.com if you are interested in registering.
July 31-August 2 Curriculum Leaders Exchange: Summer Writing Institute: COMPLETED. 120 educators from across the Northeast region participated in a three day writing institute developing writing prompts and grading rubrics for k-8 writing assessments. The prompts will be utilized in the field and a follow up workshop series will be offered next spring/summer to cross score writing samples using revised materials.
June 6 and 7: BEST faculty workshop. Museum of Science. The BEST program is working to integrate science and engineering/technology content into pre-service education programs through collaboration between science and education faculty at colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. If you are interested in the BEST program or EiE please contact Martha Hass,firstname.lastname@example.org
May 30, 2012: NSCC and Lynn Classical 'Early College' Program kick off: COMPLETED. 24 high school students and their families joined members of the NSCC community and Lynn Public School administrators for an evening introducing the program and STEM activities. These students are part of a two year collaboration following them through the 11th and 12th grade years of high school with integration of college coursework. Upon completion they will have earned up to 12 college credits.
May 25, 2012: NSCC PARRC Engagement Team Meeting, NSCC Lynn.COMPLETED. NSCC had over fifty participants representing school districts and college departments participate in a morning long series of breakout sessions to define college readiness.
May 24, 2012: EEC Contractor Training for Financial Management System,SSU. COMPLETED 60 participants.
May 21-25, 2012: WIDA Trainings with DESE, NSCC. COMPLETED. 30 Train the Trainers for three day intensive and two day training for 60 participants.
May 21, 2012: Enhancing Content Learning with Disciplinary Literacy, Grades 6-12, Gordon College, 9:30-11:30 am. COMPLETED. 88 participants.
May 15, 2012: Next Generation Science Standards, NECC COMPLETED. Over 50 educators participated in the discussion regarding the draft of the NGSS. DESE is requesting input from educators before June 1, 2012 to help refine and advise on the standards. Mass. will then consider the standards as they move forward with revising our Curriculum Frameworks for STE. The first draft of the NGSS is now available for public review until June 1, 2012. Feedback from the public is strongly encouraged. This draft will be modified based on responses during this review period. The draft NGSS and the survey to submit feedback can be found at www.nextgenscience.org.
May 9, 2012: Think Differently Follow up session COMPLETED the participants completed the workshop applying the strategies for 'plan B' when interacting with children/teens.
May 8, 2012: Regional PARCC Discussion, COMPLETED 35 participants representing the five different engagement teams, and NRRC board members met and reflected on the definition(s) and methods for measuring college readiness. The minutes from the meeting are available. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested.
April 24, 2012: PK Common Core Standards Overview: COMPLETED. 52 participants representing district and community based early education providers. Additional workshops will be available in the summer and fall. For more information please contact the NRRC office. Salem State University Marsh Hall. 9-11:30 am.
April 4, 2012: Think:Kids workshop on behavior management. Completed 50 participants representing youth programs across the region attended this four hour workshop (with 2 hour follow up in May) on the Think:Kids program offered through Mass. General Hospital.
March 22, 2012: NRRC Advisory Board meeting. Salem State University 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
For Early Educators Professional Development visit: northshore.edu/r3p/ The R3P grant offers CEU's, undergraduate and graduate level courses for early educators.
NRRC Higher Education PARCC Conversations: Feb-Apr 2012: Each of the public higher education institutions in the Northeast region will be convening Campus Engagement Teams to discuss the definition of college ready.
NRRC Regional Common Core Workshops, March 13 (Lowell), March 14 (Salem): COMPLETED 100+ participants. Materials listed on the resources page.
NRRC Common Core Workshops for Administrators, March 2 (ELA) , COMPLETED.
DESE Diving Deeper into the Common Core for Mathematics (train the trainer), February 1, 2012: 16 Trainers from NE region attended.
DESE Diving Deeper into the Common Core for ELA and Literacy (train the trainer), January 20, 2012: 15 Trainers from NE region attended.
MEPA computer based Assessment System, January, 20 2012: COMPLETED: 26 participants trained in the MEPA computer based assessment tool.
BEST Workshop for Higher Education Faculty January 9, 2012:COMPLETED Museum of Science BEST participating colleges and universities will be meeting to review new unit and share best practices for implementing engineering activities into science, mathematics and educator preparation course work at the college level. For more information on MOS and EiE please visit their webpage. mos.org/eie/
Executive Committee Meeting December 13, 2011: COMPLETED NRRC Executive Committee is meeting at 10 am to review regional proposals, update on activities, and discuss state agency initiatives. For more information contact Christine.
Elementary Education Science workshop December 2: COMPLETED. Salem State University in partnership with the Museum of Science hosted a workshop on Engineering is Elementary. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the engineering frameworks, learn hands on lab activities and receive a free EiE teacher’s guide. If you would like information about upcoming EiE workshops please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Journey To Literacy Begins at Birth...and Continues in Many Languages, November 30, 2011: with Reach Out and Read doctors Perri Klass MD, Mariana Glusman MD, Marilyn Augustyn MD; speaker Susana Carella, MS; and workshops with Sarah DeMedeiros and Raising a Reader staff. $25 registration fee. Program will be held at NECC Haverhill Campus. More information: HERE
Elementary Education Science workshop November 17:COMPLETED. 18 participants Contact email@example.com for more information
Pre-K Standards Train the Trainer November 10: Train the trainerCOMPLETED. 25 participants. Powerpoint, handouts and resources available through the NRRC for trained personnel. Anyone interested in a regional or local workshop on these standards please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Education Science workshop November 9: COMPLETED. For more information on EiE program please Contact email@example.com
Incorporating 2011 Curriculum Frameworks into Teacher Preparation and Higher Education Programs, October 14, 2011, Gordon College: COMPLETED 51 participants follow up material on Curriculum Team Webpage
Women in Technology event October 23: COMPLETED
Transition Summit November 4: NRRC will be offering a transitional summit for high school guidance and special education staff interested in learning more about community and college based resources for students with disabilities transitioning out of high school. COMPLETED 120 Attendees- Agency contact information available by contacting NRRC@salemstate.edu
5th Annual Best Practices in Education Conference, November 5, Salem State University: All day conference on a wide range of topics including curriculum updates, family engagement, technology, special education and wellness. COMPLETED 100+ attendees