State Superintendent Christopher Koch invites parents to join him for a one-hour Back-to-School Webinar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. Register here for the program: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/185876249
Dr. Koch, teaming with the Illinois PTA, will cover the following topics:
- Putting in place the new Illinois Learning Standards – A discussion of how and why the standards drive new instructional approaches and lesson plans.
- PARCC 2015 – Third- through eighth-graders, as well as high school students, will take online state assessments for the first time this school year. Dr. Koch will discuss these new tests and the information they will generate about children’s progress toward college and career readiness.
- Parental Engagement – A discussion of state initiatives to promote the vital partnership between parents and the school community to achieve student success.
Listeners will have the opportunity to ask questions and are encouraged to log in a few minutes early to establish connections, especially if it is their first time attending a live “Go to Webinar” from their computer or mobile device.