Data Driven Teaching: Advice

Sept. 12 UT Arlington New Teacher Webinar (1:00-1:45, CST)

Link to the Recording of the Session!

This webinar has already happened! The link to the recorded webinar is here:

Check out the recording on Youtube of our webinar from 9/12!! "Data Driven Teaching: Using Data to Inform Teaching (UTA New Teacher Webinar 2015-2016 Series)" Slideshare (PowerPoint only):

Open-Access format: All are welcome!

This webinar is focused on providing information for new teachers, but everyone is invited to attend! The webinar will be recorded and the video will be linked on YouTube and Slideshare.

What you Will Learn:

What is "data-driven" instruction at the classroom level? What do you do with data and how can students be involved in the process? This webinar focuses on practical advice for truly using "data-driven" teaching in your classroom!

Dr. Peggy Semingson will present ways that data can be used for screening, diagnostic purposes, and for progress monitoring. A focus on literacy (reading, writing, English Language Learners) and practical advice with worked examples will help you build knowledge and confidence

Alison Capasso, teacher, graduate of UT Arlington's elementary teacher program (EC-6) and current graduate student in the UTA Literacy Studies M.Ed. program shares ways that students can participate in the data process to become better learners.

Nely Tinajero, bilingual teacher, graduate of UT Arlington's elementary teacher program (EC-6) and current graduate student in the UTA Literacy Studies M.Ed. program will provide advice on data-driven teaching.

There will be time for question-and-answer at the end about the topic! Everyone is invited. Please help spread the word about this event by sharing this page on your social media forums! :) Contact Peggy Semingson for help:

Click below to join the live webinar!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

1:00-1:45 pm, Central Standard Time [Please note any time zone differences.]

Or phone in: Phone: 571-392-7703 PIN 450502845202

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Facilitator: Dr. Peggy Semingson

Dr. Peggy Semingson is Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in The College of Education at the University of Texas at Arlington where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Literacy Studies. Dr. Semingson taught bilingual students as a classroom teacher and a reading specialist for eight years in both Southern California and Texas. She received her M.Ed. in Reading Education from Texas State University, San Marcos in 2004 and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Language and Literacy Studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.

Presenter: Alumni and Current Graduate Student Alison Capasso

Alison Capasso is an educator from Bedford, Texas. She graduated from the EC-4 Education program at UTA in 2010. She will officially receive her masters degree in education with literacy focus from UTA's online program at the end of the Fall. Alison is in her 6th year as an elementary educator. She has worked in 1st and 2nd grades for all six years. Although she enjoys all areas of teaching, her passions are behavior management, student engagement, and literacy. In her spare time, Alison enjoys helping her church community, reading, writing, and being a fitness coach.

Presenter: Alumni and Current Graduate Student Nely Tinajero

Ms. Tinajero is currently teaching prekindergarten in Dallas ISD and this is her 5th year as a teacher. One of the things that she loves about the profession is empowering others to reach their goals. Ms. Tinajero obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Child/Bilingual studies from UT Arlington in 2011 and is completing her Master’s degree in curriculum and Instruction with reading emphasis fall 2015. Upon graduation she plans to become an early childhood specialist and train teachers in developing curriculum that’s developmentally appropriate for young learners.

*Her presentation will focus on the importance of obtaining baseline data though the use of common assessments and progress monitoring.

About the UTA New Teacher Induction Project: Building Digital Community

The purpose of the new teacher webinars are to build "digital community" for current students, alumni of the department and others in an open-access format. The focus is primarily on building knowledge for recent graduates as part of a larger overall teacher induction initiative. The focus will be on interactivity and participation around crucial topics to new teachers.

Other components of the induction initiative can include further use of the already existing C & I Department Facebook page to promote digital community as well as use of social media (to be determined) to foster knowledge sharing and tips for current students and new teachers. The goal of the webinar sessions will be to informally mentor and also allow students to talk to one another via the "chat" window in a real-time sessions. Engaging tools will include: live, interactive polls, sharing from virtual panelists or "guests", knowledge sharing by faculty, sharing of links and resources, and more.

Archived Recorded Webinars are on YouTube and Slideshare

Archived recordings of previous webinars:

Slides of previous webinars are here:

Podcasts recordings of previous webinars are here:

Social Media Team and Webinar Team

Webinar Planning and Hosting Team:

Dr. Peggy Semingson, Dr. Denise Collins, Dr. Joyce Myers

Social Media Team:

Dr. Holly Hungerford-Kresser, Dr. Amanda Hurlbut, Dr. Dana Owens, Dr. Marla Roberston

Upcoming Webinars for 2015-2016

Sept 12 (Topic: Data-Driven Assessment)
October 10
November 7
December 5

Spring 2016

January 30
February 27
March 26
April 16

Continued in summer 2016 (3-4 webinars)

A short survey of topics will be sent out to current students and then to alumni to determine needs for topics of future webinars.