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Coffee and Conversation with Kristen Rojas
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January 9, 2015
Symmes Elementary Multipurpose Room
Testing can be stressful for both students and teachers, especially when it’s done in a new format.
The new PARCC and AIR Assessments use technology enhanced items that will look very different to students as well as ask them to “construct their responses” vs. “selecting their responses”.
This session will provide an overview to question type and level of rigor on the new assessments. Participants will have the opportunity to review PARCC & AIR sample items in terms of curricular content application, Depth of Knowledge alignment and technology skill requirements. Participants will have a greater understanding of the challenge that is facing our students as they undertake the new assessments.
Kristen Rojas is an educational consultant for Hamilton County ESC with extensive experience in the area of gifted education. In her role with Hamilton County ESC, Kristen provides mentoring to both new teachers and administrators.
She also plans, facilitates and presents on various educational topics to districts throughout Ohio and Michigan. She has worked as an English teacher, Alternative High School Coordinator, Gifted Education Coordinator and Elementary Principal. Kristen has also served as an Adjunct Professor for Miami University teaching graduate level classes in curriculum and instruction for gifted students. She was chosen by Cincinnati Public Schools to start the first public magnet school for gifted students, Cincinnati Gifted Academy, now Hyde Park School.