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Summer conference spotlights standards implementation

Friday, May 22, 2015

Registration is under way for a two-day conference June 22-23 in Des Moines focusing on high-impact learning for students, ranging from standards-based grading to effectively putting Iowa’s statewide academic standards into practice.

The Iowa ASCD Summer Institute at the Iowa Events Center will include sessions on standards run by consultants at the Iowa Department of Education. The standards, known as the Iowa Core, will be addressed from multiple academic disciplines: literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Adding to the standards conversation is Sandra Alberti, who is director of the field impact team for Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit organization. Alberti will lead some workshops.

Other sessions include setting the proper culture for learning, creating a guaranteed and viable curriculum, demonstrating effective teaching, developing standards-based grading, and creating competency-based education.

Keynote speakers include Robert J. Marzano, Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch, Jim Rickabaugh and Tim Westerberg.

The sessions are designed for teachers, curriculum directors, and area education agency consultants. Cost is $340. Register by clicking here.

For more information on the statewide standards, go to


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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 24, 2018 at 9:53am.