Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Two Important Announcements

Two important announcements were issued recently.

1.  PARCC has released its Draft Accommodations Manual, which has information about accommodations for English language learners and for students with disabilities, as well as information on UDL aspects of the computer assessments.  PARCC is asking for feedback on the draft by May 13. The manual and related materials are now live on the PARCC website at http://parcconline.org/parcc-draft-accommodations-manual.  Please check it out!

2.  The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Pioneer Valley Readiness Center, the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, and the Collaborative for Educational Services, will present a series of free webinars on curriculum alignment and mapping during the month of May.

 To register, please go to the links below:

May 13, History and Social Science: 10-11 (elementary) and 1-2 (secondary), History and Social Science
http://campwebinar2hist.eventbrite.com

May 21, English Language Arts and Literacy: 10-11 (elementary) and 1-2 (secondary)
http://campwebinar2ela.eventbrite.com

May 29, Mathematics: 10-11 (elementary) and 1-2 (secondary)
http://campwebinar2math.eventbright.com

If you have any questions about these events, please let me know at aldick@doe.mass.edu.  Thanks!

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