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Friday October 25, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Holiday Inn - Taunton 
700 Myles Standish Boulevard
Taunton, MA 02780

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Kathleen Kirby 
CONNECT Partnership 


Higher Ed, PARCC, Model Units: A Candid Conversation About College Readiness

Two hundred secondary and higher education stakeholders will meet face to face to discuss the impact of the New State Standards and Assessment System on classroom pedagogy and college readiness. K-12 curriculum directors, teachers, department chairs, superintendents, principals, and vice principals, along with college Math and English instructors and administrators, expecially those focused on the first-year experience, are invited to this day-long discussion:


  • 9:00 a.m.             Registration
  • 9:30 a.m.             Opening Session: "What is College Readiness"
  • 10:15 a.m.           Breakout Session I: College Readiness: The View from Higher Education (Math & ELA)
  • 11:30 a.m.           Lunch
  • 12:15 p.m.           Breakout Session II: PARCC: Deconstructing PARCC Item Prototypes in Math & ELA
  • 1:15 p.m.             Breakout Session III: Realigning Instruction for College Readiness: Curriculum Units Preparing Students for PARCC from DESE
  • 2:30 p.m.             Closing remarks/Evaluation