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April 10, 2015

Northwest Proficiency Conference

Leadership Grit: Making Tough Decisions for Student Learning

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Featured Speakers:
Jaime Robles, Principal, Lindsay High School, CA - Bio
BEC and COSA are thrilled to have Jaime as the keynote speaker at this year's NW Proficiency/Competency Conference. An inspiring and engaging presenter, he will also be delivering three breakout sessions.

Mat Aubuchon, Dir. of Early Childhood Education, Adams County SD, CO -Bio

  • Session I: Setting the Stage - Telling our District's Story with Specific Focus on Elementary Schools
  • Session II: Recording and Reporting with Specific Supports for Elementary Classrooms and Administrators
  • Session III: Competency-based System Instruction in Elementary Classrooms 

Conference Strands:

  • Redesigning Instructional Time- Acceleration, Remediation, Advancement
  • Grading and Reporting
  • Technology Tools for Teachers
  • Engaging all Stakeholders

Breakout Sessions:

  • Communicating with Stakeholders: Lessons Learned the Hard Way
  • Competency-based System Instruction in the Elementary Classroom
  • Creating a Fluid Master Schedule:  How to Offer Students the Ability to Advance Upon Mastery
  • Creating a Learner Centered Environment
  • Ensuring Proficiency Success:  Teachers Helping Teachers through the Newly Designed BEC Proficiency Portal
  • Performance Based Education – The Nuts and Bolts
  • Process Do’s and Don’ts in Implementing a Proficiency-based Model for 6-12 Schools
  • Proficiency Assessment through Content, Create and Community:  Ensuring Student Ownership
  • Recording and Reporting in a Competency-Based System with Specific Supports for Elementary Classrooms and Administrators
  • Setting the Stage: Telling Our District Story with Specific Focus on Elementary Schools
  • Shared Leadership:  Are You Ready to Get Onboard?
  • Strengthening Teacher Approaches to CCSS & NGSS through Proficiency:  Lessons from BEC/ODE State Demonstration Sites (Grades 4-8)
  • Teaching Smarter Not Harder-Online on-Demand Self-Graded Assessments
  • Using Instructional Coaching to Improve Proficiency Practices of Teachers

Conference Sponsors:

Hotel Reservations:

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To enjoy our special room discount, reservations must be made by March 23rd. 



Embassy Suites Portland - Airport
7900 NE 82nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 9722



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