Announcing: Mass PARCC Summit

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We are excited to announce a unique opportunity to learn from educators and technology practitioners who have experienced the PARCC online assessments first hand. Along with members of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, these practitioners will be leading sessions, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations to help support Massachusetts’ schools implementing or considering online PARCC assessments.

The Massachusetts PARCC Summit will be a FREE operational boot camp with sessions for school administrators, technology directors, IT professionals, data managers, student information directors, curriculum directors, and teachers. The sessions will be led by members of the Burlington and Revere Public Schools who completed extensive field tests last year, as well as ESE staff who are experts in the PARCC online assessments.

Registration is now open for this FREE event. The event will be held at Marshall Simonds Middle School in Burlington, Massachusetts on December 4, 2014 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Eventbrite - Massachusetts PARCC Summit

The event schedule will be posted soon. Session topics will include:

– PARCC’s Effect on Your School
– Building Your Technology Infrastructure
– Scheduling and Staffing for Online Assessments
– Student Information and Data
– Devices: iPads, Chromebooks, MacOS, and PCs
– Proctor Caching
– Accommodations and Accessibility
– Pearson Access Updates


6 thoughts on “Announcing: Mass PARCC Summit

    Kathy Podesky said:
    October 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Can I bring my intern?

      Dennis Villano responded:
      October 26, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      Yes, absolutely. Please register anyone that you would like to have attend.

    Jennifer Rabold said:
    October 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Will PDP’s be available for those attending?

      Dennis Villano responded:
      November 12, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      A certificate of attendance will be provided at the Massachusetts PARCC Summit. Participants may be able to use this for connection to PDPs through their individual districts.

    Liz Murray said:
    December 22, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Will there be additional sessions of this boot camp this year?

      Dennis Villano responded:
      December 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      We are not planning another full summit this year but the DESE will be offering smaller learning sessions and resources online.

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