Event status:On DemandDate and time:Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
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The word “adaptive” has been used to describe a number of different curriculum solutions, but what does this word actually mean? How do you choose and evaluate digital math curriculum that best fits your district? In this webinar, we’ll highlight the Five Essential Elements of high quality math adaptive software and the specific questions to ask when evaluating the level of adaptivity in digital math curriculum. Hear from others who’ve navigated the process to understand how to develop your decisions.
Tara Nattrass, Director of Elementary Education and Title 1 for Cabarrus County Schools, will share her story in choosing adaptive math software to redesign her schools by personalizing educational experiences and Dr. Gregory Firn, experienced superintendent, will share his expertise in the shift to learner-centered digital initiatives and how they can improve math outcomes for students. Join us for practical information that will help you make the best choice for your district.
Tara holds a doctorate of education in Leadership, Policy and Organization from Vanderbilt University as well as a master's degree in Educational Leadership from St. Louis University. Tara currently serves as the Director of Elementary Education and Title I for Cabarrus County Schools outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to her work in North Carolina, Tara served as a teacher in St. Louis, Missouri and London, England; a K-12 literacy instructional facilitator; and a school-level administrator. Tara also serves as a part-time lecturer for undergraduate and graduate students on urban and global education issues. Her areas of interest include curriculum development, redesigning schools to personalize educational experiences, literacy instruction, strategic planning, using equity audits to close achievement gaps, and utilizing systems thinking tools and strategies.
Dr. Gregory Firn
Dr. Firn has served as Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, and in several other educational leadership roles in Texas, North Carolina, Connecticut, Washington state, Nevada, and overseas. Grounded in the school effects research, Dr. Firn’s leadership resulted in school system improvement as measured by student achievement and performance results, increased parent, community, and school engagement, increased graduation rates and decreased student suspensions. A pioneer in digital conversion, he twice led system-wide digital transformation initiatives, including the design and implementation of robust human capital development programs. Dr. Firn earned his doctorate from Seattle Pacific University, where his research focused on learner-centered education.