Career/Vocational Technical Education
Announcing High Schools That Work Professional Development Workshop
The Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education is pleased to announce a High Schools That Work Professional Development Workshop titled "Using Data to Set Priorities for Teaching and Learning."
This full-day workshop will be conducted by staff from the Southern Regional Education Board's High Schools That Work (HSTW) initiative. It is designed to teach participants how to analyze 2010 HSTW assessment data and other student-level data in order to enhance curriculum, instruction, and learning.
The workshop will take place at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Each HSTW member school should send a team of four staff.
Prior to the workshop, each team will receive a brief assignment (based on the school's 2010 HSTW assessment data) that should be completed before the workshop. In addition to this completed assignment, the team should bring:
1. the school's 2010 HSTW assessment report CD
2. the complete 2010 HSTW assessment report
3. one fully charged laptop (some outlets will be available for recharging during lunch and breaks)
4. a flash drive for saving the presenter's PowerPoint presentation, etc.
5. the school's most recent CVTE data and Perkins improvement plans
Registration: The principal should register the team by Friday, October 29, 2010. To register send an email listing the members of the team to Gary Gomes at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. The workshop will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. A continental breakfast and a working lunch will be provided.
The workshop is provided at no cost to participants. Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School is providing the space and a continental breakfast, and lunch. The presentation cost is borne by annual dues paid to the Southern Regional Educational Board by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education using federal Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act funds.
School districts are responsible for substitute teachers, travel, lodging, and any other associated costs.
Questions regarding the content of the workshop should be directed to Gary Gomes at 781-338-3851 or email@example.com.