TIME ZONE: Central
With testing season nearly upon us, teachers and administrators are looking for reliable resources and strategies to prepare their students for new state assessments like PARCC, Smarter Balanced, and ACT Aspire. Join us for a 30-minute webinar as NCTE author and ThinkCERCA founder Eileen Murphy walks through three proven strategies for improving test performance in weeks. Educators will walk away with a solid plan for helping students develop constructed responses while increasing pace and accuracy.
About Eileen Murphy:
Eileen Murphy is the founder and CEO of ThinkCERCA, a web-based platform that provides the tools and content teachers need to personalize critical thinking instruction across disciplines. She taught English for 15 years and was the founding English Department Chair at Walter Payton College Prep as well as the author of 360 Degrees of Text (NCTE, 2011). As the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for over 100 of Chicago’s highest performing schools, she became passionate about the role technology could play in education in the 21st century and left CPS in 2012 to develop ThinkCERCA to help all students achieve career and college readiness. ThinkCERCA is one of the top Literacy Courseware Challenge winners (Gates Foundation), and Eileen was named one of Chicago’s Tech 50 2013 by Crain’s Chicago Magazine and winner of the WPO Chicago Shark Tank Competition 2014.