Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Presentation Mania!

Good Afternoon-

I hope that you are enjoying your summer.  I have been busy but have still found some time to enjoy the nice weather.  This blog will be brief but will have a few very important links included.

First, I would like you to know that the New York State Education Department is beginning a major overhaul of the assessment system.  The first step will be to lower the "cut" scores of the assessments that our children in grades 3-8 took back in May. Here is a link to the letter that is being sent home to parents about this initiative from my point of view.  Good times.

I have also attached a link to the actual document that the state is using to explain these changes.  If you would like to discuss either document with me please feel free to contact me.

Second, I had the pleasure of presenting at the New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE) conference this morning at Hudson Valley Community College.  I have attached a link to the presentation in PDF format and in PowerPoint format and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me. 

I will ramp up the Twitter posts and blogs as we head into August and approach the beginning of the school year.