Our friends from the MORE Caucus of the UFT will be hosting a forum on standardized testing on Saturday, February 1st in Manhattan. Rob Pearl and I will be headed in to represent the PJSTA. We’d be happy to have any other PJSTA members join us.
Here are the details via MORE’s Facebook page…
Find out how you can stop the overuse of High Stakes Testing in your school, and join the citywide effort to focus on real teaching and learning.
Panel and workshops will discuss:
What are the effects of high stakes testing on students, teachers and school communities?
What are solid alternatives to standardized testing that already exist?
How can we be active in the fight for a better educational system for ALL students?
Hear and speak to educators and students from schools where standardized tests are not used to make major decisions. There’s overwhelming evidence to support that collaboration trumps competition when it comes to bringing out the best in all of our students.
11:00-11:15- Welcome and Introductions!
11:15-11:45- Key Note Speakers
11:55-12:55- Workshops Round 1 (Diverse range of workshops for everyone)
1:00-2:00- GET PLUGGED IN! Round 2 (Great place for people who are already plugged in to different community based groups and for those who are looking to learn more about how to get actively informed.)
2:00-2:30- Endnote Speakers and Closing
2:30-3:00- Mingle and Meet- bake sale and connect at the water cooler
LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE!