Using Data Staff Presenting at 2012 Learning Forward Annual Conference in Boston, December 1-5

November 29, 2012

Using Data Project Director Diana Nunnaley and Using Data Facilitators Jennifer Unger and Mary Anne Mather will be presenting at the 2012 Learning Forward Annual Conference in Boston, December 1-5, 2012. Nunnaley, Unger, and Mather will be presenting as part of the 'Data' strand. The 'Data' strand focuses on improving professional learning to increase educator effectiveness and results for all students by planning, assessing, and evaluating a variety of sources of student, educator, and system data.

The Learning Forward conferences offer education leaders the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and resources they need to understand and implement effective professional learning in their schools.

Sessions are listed below. 

2012 Learning Forward Annual Conference

”Transforming Teaching and Learning: A National-to-Local Data Roadmap” 
Monday, December 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Boston, MA

Presenters: Diana Nunnaley (TERC: Cambridge, MA), Ellen Mandinach (WestEd: Washington, DC)

Develop an understanding of the vision for data use and how to transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable items. Create a road map that makes the connections from national parameters to how your local use of data can transform teacher learning and dramatically improve classroom learning.

”Effective Data Use: What's a Leader To Do?” 
Monday, December 3, 2012, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Boston, MA

Presenters: Diana Nunnaley (TERC: Cambridge, MA)Jennifer Unger (The GroupWorks: Grafton, MA), Mary Wermers (Danvers Public Schools: Danvers, MA), Susan Ambrozavitch (Danvers Public Schools: Danvers, MA), Sharon Burrill (Danvers Public Schools: Danvers, MA)

Explore the role of leadership in shaping the culture and context for effective data use, drawing from research and best practice. Learn about a district's three-year journey to move staff toward effective use of data. Engage with data leadership tools, identify and assess your own current knowledge and skill set, and identify potential next steps.

”Using Data for Meaningful Change: A Collaborative Process” 
Monday, December 3, 2012, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Boston, MA

Presenters: MaryAnne Mather (Mather Associates- The Leadership Studio: Middleboro, MA), William Heller (Teaching Matters: New York, NY), Christine Cuthbertson (Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program: Providence, RI), Mark Davis (Barrington Public Schools: Barrington, RI)

Collaborative data analysis by teacher-centered teams is a powerful strategy for ongoing improvement. Examine available data sources and explore how to triangulate data analysis. Use a four-phase, data-driven dialogue process that supports collaborative inquiry leading to the identification of student learning problems, their causes, and meaningful change.