2020 CEESA Conference

Pre-Conference Sessions

March 18, 2020

Special Needs Certificate Program: Principles of Assessment and Becoming Better Observers of Behavior

Facilitators: Susan Grant, Sylvia Linan-Thompson • Time: March 18, 2020 • 8:30-16:00 •  Assessment is an essential component of instruction for determining appropriate interventions, remediation, accommodations for primary and secondary students.  Systematic observation and description of behavior is an essential part of this teacher assessment.  Objectives for the session are:  Recognizing the behavioral characteristics in the...

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MSIS Cohort Institute 1: Numbers and Operations

Facilitator: Erma Anderson Time: March 18-21, 2020 • 8:30-16:00 The focus of Institute 1 is on the content and mathematical practices which support the Numbers and Operations progressions of the AERO Standards. Attention will be given to ways of representing numbers, relationships between number systems, the meaning of operations and how they relate to one...

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March 19, 2020

NEASC Accreditation: From Compliance to Improvement to Transformation

This is a one-day workshop for prospective visitors and schools interested in learning more about and the ACE transformational framework and NEASC International Accreditation. This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce schools to the ACE Learning conceptual framework, and provide prospective NEASC Accreditation visitors with the initial training to serve on either Preparatory Visits or...

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Building on Multilingual Assets: Purposeful Academic Conversations

Time: March 19, 2020 • 8:30-16:00 In order to build inclusive, language-rich environments, we must be aware of current research, best practices and our own identity. Providing equitable international classrooms where students feel comfortable learning means building on the linguistic, cultural, social and emotional assets of all students. This session will focus on two key...

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ACS WASC Training

ACS WASC will conduct a one day pre-CEESA Conference session on March 19, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Scandic Grand Marina, Helsinki. This session will be interactive as we examine the essentials of the Focus on Learning self-study process and the many ways it can be adapted to a school’s situation.

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ACAD Spring meeting

The ACAD Spring Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 19 at the Kisakallio Sports Institute about a 50 minute drive from Helsinki. Participants will be picked up by bus at 8:00 am at Scandic Grand Marina. Return to the hotel is expected by 8:30 pm. More information and the meeting agenda will be emailed...

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Special Needs Certificate Program: Math and Reading Interventions

March 19, 2020 • 8:30-16:30 •  This pre-conference session is divided in two parts. First part of the day will be about Math disabilities presented by Michele Mazzocco and Gena Nelson. The second part will cover Reading interventions presented by Sylvia Linan-Thompson. 8:30-12:00 Teaching Math to Students with Learning Disabilities March 19, 2020 • 8:30-12:00Michele...

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MSIS Cohort Institute 1: Numbers and Operations

Facilitator: Erma Anderson Time: March 18-21, 2020 • 8:30-16:00 The focus of Institute 1 is on the content and mathematical practices which support the Numbers and Operations progressions of the AERO Standards. Attention will be given to ways of representing numbers, relationships between number systems, the meaning of operations and how they relate to one...

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Job-alikes

March 19, 2020

Elementary Principals Job-alike

Time: March 19, 2020 • 8:30-16:00 Our day-to-day jobs are all-consuming and can leave little opportunity to reflect and learn from colleagues with similar responsibilities. The Elementary Principals Job-Alike is designed as an opportunity for principals to learn with and from each other about practical aspects of our work with teachers, students, and families.  Topics of...

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