9 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.
Early Literacy Development in Children Age 3 to Grade 3
Nell K. Duke, Professor, University of Michigan School of Education
The importance of early literacy is well recognized, but the breadth and depth of knowledge and skills needed for strong early literacy achievement often is not. In this presentation, Nell Duke will identify specific knowledge and skills that contribute to early literacy achievement and discuss experiences, instruction, and assessments that can help foster the development of these skills.
10:20 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.
Engaging Learners with Effective Questioning Practices
Ellen Vorenkamp, Wayne RESA
Questioning is a powerful tool to use with learners to help them gauge where they are in their learning process. Using questioning effectively takes some purposeful and thoughtful intention. This session will explore techniques that will take teachers’ questioning practices to new heights.
11:50 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
What’s Next with Michigan’s Assessments!?
Andy Middlestead, Director, Office of Educational Assessment & Accountability Michigan Department of Education
During this lunch session, participants will hear about what is going with Michigan’s state assessment components such as M-STEP, as well as information about Michigan’s longer-term vision for a complete, comprehensive assessment system