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Thursday, July 28 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Partnering Technology and Best Practices to Improve Student Writing and Math Skills

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This interactive workshop will explore and provide hands-on examples of how the use of a new online program, based on six trait analytic rubrics, can be easily integrated to improve student outcomes and to encourage and motivate students to revise. Enriching the discussion will be methods currently in use in a middle school classroom to efficiently and effectively integrate an online writing practice program into core instruction providing instant scoring of student work, targeted feedback, suggestions for revision, kid friendly tutorials on each trait, exemplars and tools that allow teachers and students to communicate easily about their work. An online math practice program will also be discussed. Both can also serve as common formative assessments that are characteristic of PLCs. 


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Sarah Broas

About Sarah Broas | Language Arts Specialist, Easton/Redding Public Schools, Trumbull, CT | | Sarah Broas has taught fifth and sixth grade Integrated Language Arts for eight years in Easton, Connecticut. Sarah graduated from Penn and has a master’s degree from Southern Connecticut University in Remedial Reading. Sarah had used technology to inform her approaches to writing with great success as a classroom teacher. She currently serves... Read More →
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Pat Gould

About Pat Gould | Member Services Consultant, ERB, Trumbull, CT | | Pat has recently completed forty years in public education in New Canaan and Wilton, Connecticut. Pat has exceptional experience as a classroom educator, writing resource teacher, literacy specialist and testing coordinator. A leader in her school district, Pat has written curriculum and conducted extensive staff development both in Wilton and in many schools across the... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2011 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Franklin - 4th Floor (B wing)