Mayor DiMaria visits Melzer Elementary

Submitted Photo Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria holds a Melzer Magic T-shirt that was presented to him by the school’s student council.

Mayor helped out with morning announcements, visited classrooms

Morton Grove Mayor Dan DiMaria stopped by East Maine School District 63’s Melzer Elementary School Oct. 22. The Mayor helped out with morning announcements, visited classrooms, read “Not Norman: A Goldfish Story” to students.

District 64 Parent University

Teachers and students use assessments and technology tools in real-time to guide their learning. Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 will explore those tools at the “Climb to Mastery: Understanding Formative Assessment” Parent University program, set for Nov. 10 at the Roosevelt School Learning Resource Center, 1001 S. Fairview, Park Ridge.

The program will teach parents about formative assessment, the method by which teachers and students assess learning in real time to guide instruction.

The program will offer parents a “hands on” experience to demonstrate several formative assessment strategies and technology tools that teachers and students utilize to gauge learning and understanding.

Formative assessment, including feedback and individual student goal-setting, is one of the “high impact” instructional strategies that have a significant impact on student learning. It is a hallmark of a rigorous education and directly related to one of the objectives within District 64’s new 2020 Vision Strategic Plan.

District 64 Instructional Technology coaches Linda Diekman (Roosevelt) and Allison Sobotka (Franklin) will facilitate the evening, which is free and open to parents and all adult members of the community.

Learn more about the 2015-16 series and download materials from past events on the Parent University webpage, www.d64.org.

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