Welcome to Virginia ASCD
Advancing Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Leading
Virginia ASCD, an affiliate of ASCD, is a membership organization dedicated to advancing excellence in Virginia's schools. We are teachers, superintendents, university professors, building leaders, teacher education students, and central office leaders. We represent a variety of roles, but we share a single purpose- ensuring a world-class education for every Virginia student.
Each year, VASCD sponsors several one-day Professional Development Institutes and two conferences, which provide outstanding professional learning opportunities for Virginia educators. Through our influence work, we promote education policy that is driven by what we know about teaching and learning. Our publications not only keep members informed, but also provide access to scholarly work being done by Virginia educators.
2016 ASSESSMENT SERIES FOR TEACHERS
These three sessions taken together will give teachers a firm foundation and readiness to design and begin using performance assessment in their classrooms. Teachers will have the opportunity to develop feedback strategies, transfer goals, tasks, criteria and rubrics for their classrooms.
Teaching to the (Alternative) Assessment
January 14, 2016, Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond
Designing Performance Assessment for Your Classroom
February 11, 2016, Blue Ridge Community College
Learn and begin the process of developing a performance assessment to determine students' content understanding along with higher-order thinking skills.
Presenter: Eric Carbaugh
Developing and Using Rubrics
March 9, 2016, Shenandoah University, Winchester
Learn the characteristics of high-quality rubrics and begin building a rubric to take back to your classroom.
Presenter: Chris Gareis
2016 ASSESSMENT SERIES FOR SCHOOL LEADERS
These two sessions help administrators and teacher leaders recognize the indicators of best practice in assessment. Examples and resources will help participants in their efforts to provide helpful feedback to teachers who are using multiple types of assessment in their classrooms.
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