This week we are excited to announce our first-ever Summer Institute on Instruction and Assessment. This two-week (eight-day, forty-hour) institute will deal intensively and exclusively with the “how-to’s” of testing and evaluation in both classroom instruction and preparation for formal, large-scale assessments.
Participants will complete this institute having evaluated and analyzed ineffective test items—including literature-based writing prompts—and having written, critiqued, and revised their own. If you could improve only one aspect of your school’s program to guarantee increased student achievement on the Delaware Student Testing Program and other components of the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System, classroom-level evaluation of student work is where you’d want to focus.
In addition to the benefits your students will receive as a result of their teachers’ participation, this institute has been approved by the Delaware Department of Education for 40 recertification or relicensure hours. All participants who successfully complete the two weeks will receive the necessary documentation.
There is no cost to participants, their school, or their districts. All necessary materials will be provided by Prestwick House. The potential benefits to participants, their schools, and their districts, however, are virtually limitless.
Prestwick House is also seeking to expand its stable of freelance writers, and participants who successfully complete this institute may be offered the opportunity to write for any of our numerous lines of educational reproducibles and downloadables—for pay, of course, on a per-project basis.
WHEN WILL IT BE HELD?
June 28 – July 9, 2010 (Monday – Thursday; Tuesday – Friday)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (one-hour lunch break each day)
WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
Prestwick House Café
58 Artisan Drive
WHAT’S IT GOING TO COST?
There is no cost to you, your school, or your district for participation in this institute.
IS THERE A STIPEND?
Because we are able to offer participants 40 hours toward their re-licensure requirement, we are unable to pay them for their participation in the institute. However, any participants who afterward elect to write, edit, or proofread for PWH will be paid on a per-assignment basis.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR THE PARTICIPANT?
40 clock hours toward the Delaware Professional Standards Board’s 90-clock-hours-in-5 years licensure requirement; Potential employment as freelance, offsite Prestwick House writer, editor, or proofreader.
ARE THERE ANY BENEFITS TO MY SCHOOL OR DISTRICT?
Prestwick House has made it a priority to ensure that its products address the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association’s Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, which are at the heart of Delaware’s successful Race to the Top application. Participants will gain important skills and information to help their schools and districts meet the state’s goals for student achievement and reporting of progress.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR PRESTWICK HOUSE?
Broadened awareness of Prestwick House and its products in Delaware; Expanded “stable” of potential offsite writers, editors, and proofreaders.
WHAT’S IT GOING TO INVOLVE?
Click here to download a copy of the agenda.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Simply click here to download an application form.
To mail in your entry:
ATTN: Mr. Doug Grudzina
PO Box 658
Clayton, DE 19938
To fax your entry:
(888)-718-9333, attention Doug
To scan and email your entry:
Because this is our first annual institute, we are limiting participation to 10 applicants, so don’t delay!