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Professional Learning

Using Differentiated Assessment to Inform Instruction and Monitor Growth for Advanced Learners: Online Part 1

April 20, 2023
4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT

Professional Learning Workshop to Improve Your Data Literacy

Are advanced learners in your school growing at an appropriate rate and how do you know? Does student readiness for instruction align with placement in enrichment or accelerated services?  Are programs having the desired effect?  

Accurate measurement of readiness and learning is important for all students, but typical grade-level assessments and reports are not used effectively or may not provide enough information to optimize instruction for advanced learning. Students who meet or exceed grade-level standards often look “fine” in school accountability systems even when they are not growing at a rate commensurate with ability 

This workshop led by Melissa Hinshaw, CTD Assessment Coordinator, will explore differentiated assessment approaches and data practices for informing classroom instruction; making decisions about services, including enrichment, and acceleration; and measuring growth for advanced learners.   

Bring your data and your questions to our interactive workshop, and leave with the knowledge and resources to ensure your students can maximize their potential.

Dates and Location

April 20 and April 27, 2023, live online

This workshop is presented in two live, online sessions. Registrants should plan to participate in both sessions to receive the full workshop content.

Workshop Fees

  • Individual Registrant, Virtual Workshop:$125
  • Individual Registrant, Virtual Workshop (CTD Instructor or Current SESP Student):  $100
  • Groups of 3 or more from the same school or district, Virtual Workshop: $100


Melissa Hinshaw, Assessment Coordinator, Center for Talent Development

Throughout her career, Melissa has cultivated expertise in school-based assessment systems and data analysis/applications. She oversees assessment-related work at the Center, curates and delivers talent development graduate learning, provides custom professional learning solutions and program review, and serves as a consultant and advocate. She presents at national and regional conferences on topics related to gifted education; talent development; and best assessment practices.



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