CCE and Somerville High School Receive Redesign Grant from Barr Foundation

We're pleased to announce CCE, alongside Somerville Public Schools, has received a $300,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to redesign the Somerville High School learning experience. 

The grant is part of the Barr Foundation's Preparing for Post Secondary Success Through the Wider Learning Ecosystem
initiative that aims to better help students engage with their communities and continue learning outside of the classroom to best prepare them for college and adult life. We will be working with Somerville High School over the next two years to achieve this goal. 

Resource: Facilitation Tips 

This tool is designed to help educators facilitate protocols from our  Quality Performance Assessment Guide . Our Facilitation Tips show how you and your group can maintain norms, stick to the time allotted , and practice active listening. You'll also find room to debrief the process and provide feedback on the protocol. 

Micro-credentials: Radical Personalization of Professional Development

We're excited to announce that CCE is the recipient of a grant from the Assessment for Learning Project for our Performance Assessment for Learning Micro-Credential project. This grant allows us to further our work with the micro-credentials pilot we held in Rhode Island.

Working with the Center for Teaching Quality, we hope to build on our micro-credentials pilot, providing educators with the tools they need to develop performance assessment systems in their schools and classrooms. 

QPA Senior Associate Gary Chapin provides a comprehensive look at the micro-credential pilot and how it seeks to revolutionize teacher learning over on Education Week. Read his article to learn more.
MA House and Senate Vote to Fund MCIEA

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts House and Senate voted to override Governor Charlie Baker's veto of the line item providing funding for  the Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment (MCIEA). 

Both the House and Senate came together to override the veto, ensuring that MCIEA can continue its work developing assessment systems that better serve all students. 
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