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MESPA Professional Development At a Glance
2014 - 2015

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October 2014

October 3, December 2, 2014
January 21, March 12, 2015

The Educator Evaluation Model: Where are we now? What does this mean for administrators and teachers? What does it look like in the classroom?

Presenter: Dr. Judy Ann DeLucia

October 15

Creating District Determined Measures

Presenter: Debbie Hale, M.Ed.

October 22

MESPA Fall Conference: Strengthening Teacher Evaluation: Taking Action to Improve Ineffective Instruction

Presenters: Caroline Tripp, Ed.D., Alexander Platt, Ed. D.

October 27

District Planning that Ensures Implementation of CCSS for Reading Across the Curriculum for ALL Subject Areas: Create a working plan for your school.

Presenters: Dr. Judy Ann DeLucia, Cheryl Bromley Jones, M. Ed.

November 2014

November 5

MESPA Webinar Series: Virtual Field Trips

Presenter: Bob Tucker

November 5

Dealing with Difficult People

Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Chapman, MESPA consultant, Research for Better Teaching consultant

November 6

Closing in on Close Reading: A Major theme of the Common Core StateReading Standards

Presenter: Cheryl Bromley Jones, M. Ed.

November 7

Re-visiting Formative Assessment with an Eye Toward CCSS and Student Ownership

Presenter: Cheryl Bromley Jones, M. Ed.

November 18

MESPA Webinar Series: Early Literacy Apps on the iPad

Presenter: Bob Tucker

November 18

Developing the Critical Skills the New CCSS Literacy Assessment will Measure

Presenter: Cheryl Bromley Jones, M.A.T.

December 2014

December 2

Classroom Management for the 21st Century Student in the 21st Century Classroom

Presenter: Kate Howshan

December 3

MESPA Secretaries' Conference: Support for School Secretaries

Presenters: Dr. Kenneth Chapman, Ed.D. and Gini Tate, Attorney, Attorney/Partner - Murphy, Hesse, Toomey, and Lehane, LLP

December 4

MESPA Webinar Series: Reading and Writing on the iPad

Presenter: Bob Tucker

December 9

Actions for Access

Presenter: Susan Kennedy Marx, Ed. D.

January 2015

January 8

Developing a Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Presenter: Ron Ackerman

January 13

MESPA Webinar Series: Express Yourself on the iPad

Presenter: Bob Tucker

January 15

Rethinking Behavioral Support: Effective Interventions for Students with Anxiety-Related and Oppositional Behavior

Presenter: Jessica Minahan, M. Ed., BCBA

January 27

Legal Issues in Educating Students with Disabilities

Presenter: Coleen Dolan, M. Ed.

January 29

Chapter 222 and Discipline for Students with Disabilities

Presenter: Coleen Dolan, M. Ed.

March 2015

March 18, 19

The Nuts and Bolts of Early Language and Literacy ... with a Toolkit

Presenter: Sally Grimes, Ed. M.

April 2015

April 15

What are the Essential Steps to Building a Pre-K- 3 Alignment System?

Presenter: Sally Grimes, Ed. M.



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