ATI offers comprehensive, customized professional development and training provided by a team of experienced trainers well-versed in both educational theory and practice. Professional Development options address all aspects of Galileo Online implementation and management. We understand flexibility is important and that is why we offer multiple ways to become proficient users. We are excited to announce that the Learning on Demand fall schedule is now released. Take a look at the offerings and register today.
Learning on Demand
Offered throughout the year, at multiple times and on multiple days, these complimentary webinar sessions focus on a single component within one of the three main PD topic areas. Once recorded, they are available on demand in the Online Help Files.
New fall schedule: K-12 Learning on Demand or Pre-K Learning on Demand.
On-site Professional Development
These offerings are grouped into three main topic areas (integrated assessment, curriculum, and instructional effectiveness). Offerings in each can be configured to meet the unique needs of your district or charter school. Sessions offer innovative and practical solutions sensitive to the everyday challenges faced by educators.
Small Group Webinars
Live, customized webinar trainings reflective of individual districts’ needs. These complimentary, small group webinar trainings generally focus on a single component within main topic area.
For more information about our professional development offerings contact the ATI Professional Development Department.
Critical tipping points in gathering, understanding, and using formative data
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
8:00 am MST Registration opens, light refreshments
8:30 am – 11:30 am MST Seminar with optional networking and needs evaluation until 12:30 pm MST
Phoenix Elementary School District #1 Boardroom - map
1817 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, 85006
Parking available off E. Granada Road or E. Palm Lane
Complimentary interactive, informative, and networking seminar
Join us for an interactive seminar designed to guide the optimization of district and school initiatives related to gathering, understanding, and using formative data. The seminar will begin with a brief discussion of real world leadership challenges and available implementation support services from WestEd and ATI. The remainder of the seminar will focus on four critical tipping points district and school leaders can address to maximize student and staff success:
Participants will walk away with suggested strategies, resources, and action plans to implement now in their school or district. At the end of the seminar, time will be provided to network with peers to share experiences, challenges, and solutions. WestEd and ATI staff will be available to conduct needs evaluations and help participants identify next steps for the longer term.
- teachers and students benefit from an engaging, relevant, and appropriately rigorous curriculum
- data-driven instruction must be based on trusted and authentic data
- instruction must respond to the implications of student performance data in targeted and authentic ways
- leadership requires the tools to combat initiative fatigue and data overload
ATI has developed sets of science assessments aligned to the new Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) standards for grades 5 through 8. Each set consists of a pretest, three comprehensive assessments, and a posttest. They are all based on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) blueprints and have been constructed according to the guidelines released by the MA Department of Education (DOE).
If you are interested in high school science assessments, ATI offers sets of science assessments in biology, chemistry, and physics. Review the science and technology/engineering blueprints by grade.
It is important to note that ATI pretests and the posttests can be used for instructional effectiveness purposes. ATI’s state-of-the-art statistical analyses and actionable Galileo reports provide data from the pretests and posttests to inform professional development. Additionally, the data can be used in support of both enhanced teaching and leadership skills and the elevation of student performance.
The Educational Management Services team will gladly help you get started with the MA Galileo K-12 science assessments. Contact them today.
For more information on the 2016 MA STE Standards, the DOE has compiled a list of frequently asked questions which can be found at http://www.doe.mass.edu/stem/standards/faq.html.
Arizona State Board of Education has approved use of the Galileo K-12 Instructional
Improvement and Effectiveness System (IIES) in assessing 3rd grade
student reading skills following a new exemption to retention in Move on When
Reading (MOWR) legislation. The new exemption states:
“Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, a
new exemption to retention requirement added to A.R.S.§15-701 that states a 3rd
grade student who is retained because he/she did not meet the cut score on the
reading portion of AzMERIT can still be promoted if he/she has demonstrated or
subsequently demonstrates sufficient reading skills or adequate progress
towards sufficient reading skills of the 3rd grade reading standards as
evidenced through a collection of reading assessments approved by the State
Board (SBE), which includes an alternative standardized reading assessment
approved by the SBE.”
change to the MOWR legislation requires augmented reporting within district/charter
literacy plans. Galileo K-12 offers the tools and technology educators need to assess
and report student mastery or progress toward mastery of Arizona English
Language Arts Reading Standards.
About the Arizona’s Move on When Reading: MOWR legislation is
designed to provide students with evidence-based reading instruction kindergarten
through third grade in order to position them for success as they progress
through school, college, and the workforce. The intent of the legislation
focuses on early identification and intervention for struggling readers and to provide
each student the level of support he/she needs to become a strong reader.
Galileo K-12 IIES
is comprehensive, standards-based, research supported, and aligned to Arizona
Science, Non-State Tested, and Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.
Galileo provides an array of curriculum, assessment, instructional
effectiveness, reporting, and forecasting tools. Use of the system facilitates
advancements in teaching strategies, assessments, and implementation of
instructional effectiveness initiatives. Galileo contains multiple patented
tools that make it possible to use assessment information to guide differentiated instruction
aligned to district/charter pacing guides. Information gathered through Galileo
can also inform professional development decisions. For more information contact ATI at 877.442.5453 or GalileoInfo@ati-online.com.