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Welcome colleagues,
 
Here at CCE we are busy preparing for the warmer months ahead. As the Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute draws nearer, we're trying something new this year to engage with our partners in education-- a Twitter chat on February 28. 

To be honest, I can barely tell the difference between a "retweet" and a "like", but I am looking forward to logging into my account and chatting with my colleagues about the power of performance assessment. 
While the prospect of jumping into social media may be a daunting one to some, the Twitter chat will be a great opportunity to discuss the issues we're the most passionate about -- educational equity and culturally responsive practice -- in a warm and welcoming environment. I hope you'll be joining us! 

Sincerely, 

Dan French 
Executive Director
QPA Summer Institute Twitter Chat   Twitter

Join us for a Twitter Chat on February 28!

Using the #QPASummerChat hashtag, @CCEBoston will be leading a discussion on culturally responsive teaching and assessment. Follow along and reply on Twitter with your thoughts and the accompanying hashtag. We want to hear from you! 
Upcoming Personalized Learning Convening
In partnership with The Boston Foundation , CCE is excited to announce our upcoming personalized learning convening, Envisioning an Equitable Future Through Personalized Learning , on  Tuesday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m . at Wheelock College, Brookline, MA. 

This event will bring educators together to  learn more about personalized learning that is happening in Massachusetts now, and think about how we can shape the future of education across the state.  Breakout sessions will highlight what personalized learning looks like in the classroom, with schools presenting on strategies including project-based learning, competencies, and student advisories. A l unch panel will feature local leaders and policymakers discussing what do we need to do to bring personalized learning to all students in MA.  The keynote speaker, Ron Berger of EL Education, will be presenting on authentic learning. 

This is a free event. A light breakfast and full lunch will be served.

QPA Summer Institute Online Info Session
Join us at our next QPA Summer Institute Online Info Session
Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 3:30 - 4:00 pm
If you missed the first info session in January, it's not too late to register for our next 30-minute online session on March 9. It's the perfect opportunity to learn more about CCE's  Quality Performance Assessment  program and our upcoming  QPA Summer Institute , being held on July 17-20, 2017 in Boston, MA. 

The session will provide an overview of QPA Summer Institute and what you can expect to experience and learn during the four-day workshop. There will be Q&A portion at the end for participants to submit questions, which will be answered live.

LAUTR Reflects On Teacher Training With CSULA
CCE's partner program,  Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency,  in collaboration with  California State University Los Angeles continues to train resident teachers in excellent pedag ogies and practices. 

Our recent professional development opportunity brought together our university professors, mentor teachers, and resident teachers to review teaching practices to meet credentialing requirements. The participants collaborated in creating action plans from the reflections and feedback of teacher training teams. Mentors and residents developed graphs and action plans for focus areas in their teacher development. The collaborative activities with CSULA, mentors, and residents demonstrated best practices in coaching for teacher support and development.
Our Blog Excerpt 
In Ramona S. Treviño's latest blog entry, she discusses how empowering student voices will enable students to become active citizens in our democracy: 

"An essential role of a citizen in a democracy is to participate in the democracy. In many ways I feel we as citizens have been complacent to this role. Dialogue and inclusiveness are key threads in the fabric of our democratic culture and should be supported and expressed in our schools. Educating young people about the principles of democracy is vital to developing a democratic culture."

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