Today’s post comes to us from the new Florida DOE Social Studies specialist, Mike DiPierro, by way of our own Peggy Renihan. Thank you, Peggy, for sharing this.
Please consider participating in an opportunity to collaborate with the exceptional student education community. The task pertains to students taking ALTERNATIVE assessments for civics or U.S. history because they are on access points, regardless of their classroom placement. Therefore the standard civics or U.S. history end-of-course assessment does not apply to those students.
In order to build a more valid and reliable assessment tool for these students, the Florida Department of Education is looking for active teachers in these subjects, civics and U.S. history, to volunteer to participate.
The Bureau of K-12 Assessment is looking to add social studies teachers (middle school and high school) to the following meetings: June 14-15th and June 27-30th. For teachers not on contract, a stipend is paid to them as well as reimbursement for travel. Both trainings will take place in Orlando. Interested parties should reply to Angela.Nathaniel@fldoe.org no later than May 13, 2016.