The New Accountability: Lessons in Student Learning and School Quality from Massachusetts
April 10, 2019, 8:00 – 11:30 am
Campus Center at UMass Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
School quality and student learning are too complex to be captured by any single test score. Reflecting the full measure of schools and student learning requires a new approach. Join us for the second annual MCIEA forum, where we will explore early lessons from the districts and schools participating in the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment. Hear from teachers designing meaningful and relevant performance assessments and see how districts are using multiple measures of school quality to improve student learning, school culture, and community engagement.
Envisioning an Equitable Future through Personalized Learning
Held on May 3, 2018, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Center for Collaborative Education is happy to invite you to our second annual Essential Personalized Learning Spring Convening, Envisioning an Equitable Future through Personalized Learning. Our goal at CCE is to drive equity through personalized learning, providing culturally responsive, equitable learning opportunities for all students in New England and beyond. During this day-long event, you will hear from a number of expert guests, including keynote speaker and education justice advocate Clint Smith, as well as the teachers and students championing this work. Admission for the day-long event is $55, and includes breakfast and lunch.
Breakout sessions cover:
Choice Theory and student empowerment
Students' experiences with internships and community engagement
Capacity building for personalized learning and culturally responsive teaching
Rigor in a mastery model
New offer: To truly drive equity forward, it takes a dedicated community of educators working collaboratively. That’s why we have an exciting offer to share. All paid registrants for the Spring Convening are invited to bring one colleague for FREE! After you register for the event, you will receive an email with a coupon code for free admission to share.
Beyond Standardized Tests: Assessing Learning and School Quality for Student Success
Held on February 27, 2018, 8:00 – 10:00 am
Over the last 20 years in Massachusetts, we have learned that student and school success cannot be captured by one single assessment. As we look to the future, how can we create a system that measures what our communities most value for our students and schools while empowering teachers as leaders in preparing every student for success? Join the Massachusetts Consortium of Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA), a partnership of six public school districts and their local teacher unions, to learn about an innovative approach to assessment and accountability that includes performance assessments and multiple measures of school quality. Hear from superintendents, teachers, students, and parents.This event is co-hosted by MCIEA, the Rennie Center, and the Center for Collaborative Education.
A complimentary continental breakfast will be served.
Getting Personalized Learning Right: A Webinar Series
Held on January 31 – May 30, 2018
The Getting Personalized Learning Right webinar series focuses on each of the Five Principles of Personalized Learning. We’ll explore how to implement these principles to stir sustainable, equitable, school-wide transformation while avoiding common pitfalls.
We will hear from leaders in the field who will give a close-up look at schools that grappled with successful implementation of these very principles before reflecting on lessons learned. Participants will gain valuable, practical insight into implementing equitable and excellent personalized learning.
Essential Personalized Learning Institute
Held on August 7 – 9, 2017
The Essential Personalized Learning Institute is a 3-day workshop facilitated by our highly-trained staff who will work with teachers and administrators to create an action plan to bring personalized learning practices to their school or district. Participants will explore CCE's Five Principles, collaborate with like-minded educators from different schools and districts, and experience personalized learning pathways in a professional development setting. View the institute agenda here.
Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute
Held on July 17 – 20, 2017
Summer Institute is our Quality Performance Assessment program's annual convening - where our highly-trained staff work with educators to develop their assessment literacy and build their capacity to implement performance assessment systems and accompanying performance tasks in their schools and classrooms.
Envisioning an Equitable Future Through Personalized Learning
Held on May 23, 2017, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
This event, held in partnership with The Boston Foundation, will bring educators together to learn more about personalized learning that is happening in Massachusetts now, and think about how we can shape the future of education across the state. Breakout sessions will highlight what personalized learning looks like in the classroom, with schools presenting on strategies including project-based learning, competencies, and student advisories. A lunch panel will feature local leaders and policymakers discussing what do we need to do to bring personalized learning to all students in MA. The keynote speaker, Ron Berger of EL Education, will be presenting on authentic learning.
This is a free event. A light breakfast and full lunch will be served.
Micro-credentials and the Future of Professional Learning for Educators
Held on April 26, 2017, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us as CCE and Rhode Island teachers reflect on our Assessment Literacy and Performance Assessment micro-credentials pilot program, examining the value of micro-credentials in educator professional learning. During this free event, funded by a grant from the Assessment for Learning Project, we will discuss:
Micro-credential Design: Process and Product
The Learner Experience: Drivers and Barriers
Micro-credentials and Adult Educators
Policy Implications: Micro-credentials and Our Professional Learning Systems