ZOOM! Professional Development Calendar

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September 20, 2011 ZOOM! schools have access to extensive free professional development webinar offerings. Open to any staff member at ZOOM! schools, all you have to do is RSVP! To register for any of these sessions, please click on the title of the session you'd like to attend, or email Tristan Clerihew to register.

September 2011

Using Data to Tell Your School's Story
9/22/11, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
The ZOOM! Data Institute "Using Data to Tell Your School's Story" introduces schools to ways they can use the DataDirector reports to share and communicate student progress to external stakeholders.

Online Testing
9/27/11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
This ZOOM! Booster shot, led by the ZOOM! Support Team will give you a brief demo of DataDirector's Online Testing Feature. It is recommended, although not necessary, that schools currently be using the item bank(s) to take advantage of online testing.

Using Data to Develop and Assess RTI and IEP Goals
9/28/11, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
The CCSA Performance Institute "Using Data to Develop and Assess RTI and IEP Goals" introduces schools to ways to use the DataDirector tools and reports to develop and assess Response to Intervention (RTI) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals. (This webinar is a "CCSA Performance Institute." ZOOM! will be integrated into the presentation, although content will be applicable and registration will be open to all CCSA schools.)

October 2011

Achievement Monitoring Using Benchmark Achievements
10/5, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Meaningful assessments help your school facilitate teacher effectiveness and student learning, and benchmark assessments provide the real-time achievement monitoring that is a cornerstone of success. Learn about how to develop and implement meaningful benchmark assessments to gain frequent data on student learning and help enhance teaching approaches and your instructional program. (This webinar is a "CCSA Performance Institute." ZOOM! will be integrated into the presentation, although content will be applicable and registration will be open to all CCSA schools.)

Programs & Custom Reporting
10/11, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Many schools find Programs & Custom Reporting useful and easy ways to better break down and analyze their data. This ZOOM! Booster Shot will show you how to use DataDirector's Programs feature. Programs can be used to create specific groups of students for your data analysis needs. The second half will look at Custom Reporting, where you will learn how to create reports pulling specific fields of data that your school would like to look at and analyze.

Using Data for Vertical Teaming
10/12, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
The CCSA Performance Institute "Data for Vertical Teaming" will share out how DataDirector reports can be used to establish a need, identify opportunities, and track the effectiveness of vertical teaming at your school site. (This webinar is a "CCSA Performance Institute." ZOOM! will be integrated into the presentation, although content will be applicable and registration will be open to all CCSA schools.)

Creating & Uploading Supplemental Demographics 10/13, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Do you find yourself wanting to upload more demographic information into DataDirector beyond what the typical demographics file allows? During this ZOOM! Booster Shot, you'll learn how to create and upload supplemental demographics (such as previous school, whether the student is in foster care, or whether the student receives a free lunch or reduced-price lunch) to better customize DataDirector to fit your school's needs.

Troubleshooting Your Core Files
10/18, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
During the ZOOM! Booster Shot, "Troubleshooting Your Core Files," the ZOOM! support team will review common issues with core files and how to fix them, as well as answer specific questions pertaining to your school's core files. The session will also include information on how to upload supplemental information into DataDirector, such as new demographic fields.

Online Testing
10/20, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
This ZOOM! Booster shot, led by the ZOOM! Support Team, will give you a brief demo of DataDirector's Online Testing Feature. It is recommended, although not necessary, that schools currently be using the item bank(s) to take advantage of online testing.

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs): Creating a Data-Driven School Community
10/25, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
The ZOOM! Data Institute "Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)" introduces schools to the steps to begin and sustain a Professional Learning Community (PLC) driven by student achievement data pulled by DataDirector.

Tracking Academic Success for Accountability Using CCSA's Web-Based Tools
10/26, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
CCSA has established an Accountability Framework that incorporates academic status, growth over time, and comparable performance to similar student populations. Learn about the various online tools that CCSA has developed to help schools understand their performance on this framework, and compare their record with other schools. These tools are essential early warning systems to keep schools informed on their progress against CCSA's and the state's minimum academic standards for renewal, as they help inform school leaders about where they are - and where they want to be. (This webinar is a "CCSA Performance Institute." Content will be applicable and registration will be open to all CCSA schools.)

What's New in DataDirector 4.0
10/27, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Following the release of DataDirector 4.0 on October 21, this timely Booster Shot, "What's New in DataDirector 4.0," will go over the changes that have been made to the system, including exams/assessments, user interface, and more. Presented by our DataDirector Account Manager, this session will be a valuable resource as schools adjust to DataDirector 4.0.