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"Common Visions, Common Goals”


Looking ahead to an era of new standards and assessments, the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and the Center for the Study of Education Policy (CSEP) at Illinois State University are hosting a one day conference on Thursday, October 17, 2013, Common Visions, Common Goals, at Illinois State University’s Bone Student Center. This conference is an opportunity to build on the progress of IBHE and ISBE Title II professional development partnerships and to discuss preparations in Illinois schools, colleges, and universities for the enhanced requirements created as a result of the new standards and assessments.


These new teaching and learning standards and assessments fundamentally change the way we think about our education system, with multiple implications for PK12 and postsecondary institutions that prepare teachers and provide graduate and in-service professional learning opportunities for Illinois educators.


The conference features two internationally known researchers with particular knowledge of the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers: Dr. James Pellegrino, Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Learning, Instruction, and Teacher Development and Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Director of the Center for Literacy. Both speakers are professors at the University of Illinois-Chicago.


Links to Presentations:

Dr. Timothy Shanahan, University of Illinois-Chicago

Dr. James Pellegrino, University of Illinois-Chicago

Dr. David Racine, University of Illinois-Springfield

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