Summer Assessment Institute plans full slate of sessions

An exceptionally full slate of activities is planned for ODE’s 2011 Oregon Summer Assessment Institute. The three-day conference, “Leading and Planning for Literacy,” will be held Aug. 3-5 at the Eugene Hilton, with a pre-conference session for coaches on Aug. 2.

Featured speakers for the event include Dr. Rick Stiggins, founder of the Portland-based Assessment Training Institute, who will speak on assessment literacy–formative, intermediate and summative. Dr. Kevin Feldman, an authority on improving content area literacy and student engagement, will speak on reading/writing assessment and instruction, and Peter Pappas, of Designs for Learning, will talk about school and district team planning. Other speakers include literacy consultant Yolanda Westerberg; Krista Parent, superintendent of South Lane School District; and Colt Gill, superintendent of Bethel School District.