Professional Learning Events
- Mi-STAR Learning Series
- Mi-STAR Assessment Series
Mi-STAR Learning SeriesThe Mi-STAR Learning Series provides teachers with access to presentations and discussions via Zoom. A discussion component will follow every presentation so that this activity can promote a sense of community and collaboration among participants. SCECHs are available for these sessions.
Registration coming soon - Adapting Classroom Activities to a Digital Format, March 2021 (date TBD)
Digital Tools for Student Collaboration and Discussions, April 2021 (date TBD)
Mi-STAR Unit Updates, May 2021 (date TBD)
Adapting the Modeling Process with Technology, February 24, 2021 (view recording and other resources here).
Mi-STAR AMA (ask me anything), November 19, 2020 (no resources available from this session).
Developing Language for English Learners, October 27, 2020 (view recording and other resources here).
Assessing Students Virtually, October 1, 2020 (view recording and other resources here).
Best Practices in Remote Learning, September 16, 2020 (view recording and other resources here).
Remote Teaching Resources for Mi-STAR Units, August 19, 2020 (view recording and other resources here).
Remote Learning with Mi-STAR: Ideas and Solutions, Part 2, May 7, 2020, (view recording and other resources here).
Remote Learning with Mi-STAR: Ideas and Solutions, Part 1, April 16, 2020 (view recording and other resources here).
Mi-STAR Assessment SeriesThis series of three 2-hour Zoom sessions will address Mi-STAR assessment design, implementation of assessments, and communication of purpose and results to various audiences. Barb McIntyre, Mi-STAR Assessment Team, will engage participants in activities that support a deeper understanding of the Mi-STAR Assessment Package and can be used by PLFs in their work with teachers.
Teachers and PLFs will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link for the sessions. SCECHs are available. PLFs can meet their Refresher Requirement for the 2020-2021 school year by attending one of the two-hour sessions.
To register: Complete the Assessment Series registration form for Sessions 2 and 3 by Monday, March 1, 2021.
Session One: Mi-STAR Assessment Design
February 10, 2021, 3:30 - 5:30 pm (registration is closed for this session)
- What are the features of a 3-dimensional, NGSS-aligned assessment?
- How do Mi-STAR Assessments meet the intent of NGSS Standards?
Session Two: Classroom Implementation of Mi-STAR Assessments
March 10, 2021, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
- How can teachers use Mi-STAR Assessments to support and reinforce all students’ learning?
- How can teachers use Mi-STAR Assessments to evaluate and document student learning and make instructional decisions based on results?
Session Three: Communication of Purpose of Mi-STAR Assessments to Students, Parents, and Other Stakeholders
April 14, 2021, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
- How can educators communicate the purpose and use of Mi-STAR Assessments and results to various audiences?
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