Coaching session polishes skills

More than 30 people attended the Direct Access to Achievement-sponsored session for coaches on Tuesday, Aug. 1, in Eugene. “Working to Stop What Stops the Work,” conducted by Patty Parnell of Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD, served as a pre-session for the annual Summer Assessment Institute, which begins Wednesday, Aug. 3.

On Tuesday afternoon, Rachel Wente-Chaney of High Desert ESD conducted a hands-on training for the DATA Project’s Toolkit for Accountability, a Google-based suite of accountability tools. A team from the U.S. Department of Education was on hand to meet coaches and hear first hand about the effects of the Oregon DATA Project, which is funded by a federal grant.