Winter Conference 2021

It's Time to Finish Strong

Winter Save the Date

Introducing two days of free online training and professional development brought to you by your expert USATestprep team! Choose from 10+ sessions with topics for both the newbie and advanced user. This year we focus on data -- how to mine for it, how to use it, and how to help your students and your school FINISH STRONG.
Keynote Speaker:
Christine Drew

Executive Director, FASL and Co-author of MEGA Thinking

Christine’s career spanned forty years in public education as a teacher, assessment consultant, and education software developer. Christine has consulted with school districts and businesses on instructional leadership, reframing classroom instruction informed by data from assessments, creativity, and twenty-first century skills development.

Tuesday, February 9th

Homeroom

Feb. 9, 2021, 7:30 a.m.

Drop-in for Q&A on anything and everything within the USATestprep platform. Recommended for all users. (30 minutes)

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Keynote Speaker: Megathinking

Feb. 9, 2021, 8:30 a.m.

Come join Executive Director, FASL, and Co-author of MEGA Thinking, Christine Drew for an exciting opening to our Online Winter Conference. (30 minutes)

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Go for Gold: USATestprep for the Advanced User

Feb. 9, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

"I didn’t know this platform did that!” That’s what you’ll be saying after you join us for a deep dive into the many uses and data insights offered by the USATestprep Progress platform. Ideal for advanced users but open to everyone. (45 minutes)

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Getting Started: Unleashing the Power of USATestprep

Feb. 9, 2021, 9:15 a.m.

We'll walk you through the basics to set you up for instant success! Recommended for beginners or those new to USATestprep Progress Platform. (45 minutes)

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Alien Meet-n-Greet

Feb. 9, 2021, 10:15 a.m.

USATP acquired Education Galaxy in late 2020. Meet our new partners and see a demo of their amazing alien-themed elementary school platform! Recommended for K-5 teachers. (45 minutes)

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A New Start: Preview features launching soon!

Feb. 9, 2021, 11:15 a.m.

Be the first to know! Join us for a first hand look at some of the soon-to-be-rolled-out features and enhancements to the USATestprep Progress Platform. Recommended for all users. (45 minutes)

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30-minute Demo

Feb. 9, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

For any teacher not currently using USATP, this quick 30-minute demonstration of the platform will provide an overview of its capabilities and help maximize your experience if you choose to register for our free 30-day trial. Recommended for teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators unfamiliar with the USATestprep Progress platform. (30 minutes)

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Final Preparations: Ensuring your students are ready for testing

Feb. 9, 2021, 1 p.m.

It's been a disruptive year, but performance still matters. Whether it's state or EOC/EOG testing, this session will help you gear up for the task of making sure your students are test-ready. Recommended for all users. (45 minutes)

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Green Dot Challenge Made Simple

Feb. 9, 2021, 2 p.m.

Thousands of students have benefitted from our Green Dot Challenge. We'll show you ways to make your GDC fun and exciting and create buy-in among all students --no matter what their performance level. Recommended for all users. (45 minutes)

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Play Favorites: Author Your Own Questions

Feb. 9, 2021, 3 p.m.

Yes, you CAN author your own questions with USATestprep. We’ll show you the simple steps that will get you started. (45 minutes)

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Top 5 Virtual Learning Strategies

Feb. 9, 2021, 4 p.m.

In this session, we will share our top five tips for using the USATestprep Progress platform to teach in a remote environment. Recommended for all users. (45 minutes)

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Help Desk

Feb. 9, 2021, 5 p.m.

Need technical support, we've got you covered! Drop-in for support on everything from Google Classroom to integrations with Clever, Classlink, or Canvas. Recommended for all users. (30 minutes)

To register, click here

Wednesday, February 10th

District Data Walk

Feb. 10, 2021, 8 a.m.

Take a guided walk through our district portal to learn best practices for creating district-wide assessments, and viewing and analyzing data from the district perspective. Recommended for district-level users. (45 minutes)

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Admin Data Walk

Feb. 10, 2021, 8 a.m.

This hands-on workshop will walk administrators through best practices for using USATestprep to collect and analyze data, ensure equitable access to students, and assess performance gaps and achievements across students, classrooms, and schools. Recommended for users with admin privileges. (45 minutes)

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Equitable Accommodations: Getting Every Student Across the Finish Line

Feb. 10, 2021, 9 a.m.

Ensuring equity in the delivery of education is imperative for all schools. From ESL students to students with disabilities and IEPs. We'll show you how to use our platform to allow all students to access the same information and engage in appropriate learning experiences. Recommended for users of special populations. (45 minutes)

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Pass the Baton: Quick Tips For Student Engagement and Autonomy

Feb. 10, 2021, 10 a.m.

Can students can set their own learning path and monitor their own progress? Yes! We’ll show you how to use our Progress platform to get them started on their journey. Recommended for all users. (45 minutes)

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Alien Meet-n-Greet

Feb. 10, 2021, 11 a.m.

USATP acquired Education Galaxy in late 2020. Meet our new partners and see a demo of their alien-themed middle school platform!) Recommended for 6-8 teachers. (45 minutes)

To register, click here
Getting Started: Unleashing the Power of USATestprep

Feb. 10, 2021, 1 p.m.

We'll walk you through the basics to set you up for instant success! Recommended for beginners or those new to USATestprep Progress Platform. (45 minutes)

To register, click here
Go for Gold: USATestprep for the Advanced User

Feb. 10, 2021, 1 p.m.

“I didn’t know this platform did that!” That’s what you’ll be saying after you join us for a deep dive into the many uses and data insights offered by the USATestprep Progress platform. Ideal for advanced users but open to everyone. (45 minutes)

To register, click here
30-minute Demo

Feb. 10, 2021, 1:30 p.m.

For any teacher not currently using USATP, this quick 30-minute demonstration of the platform will provide an overview of its capabilities and help maximize your experience if you choose to register for our free 30-day trial. Recommended for teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators unfamiliar with the USATestprep Progress platform. (30 minutes)

To register, click here
Homeroom

Feb. 10, 2021, 2 p.m.

Drop-in for Q&A on anything and everything within the USATestprep platform. Recommended for all users. (30 minutes)

To register, click here
Help Desk

Feb. 10, 2021, 2 p.m.

Need technical support, we've got you covered! Drop-in for support on everything from Google Classroom to integrations with Clever, Classlink or Canvas. Recommended for all users. (30 minutes)

To register, click here
The Final Push: USATestprep for AP, SAT, and ACT Prep

Feb. 10, 2021, 3 p.m.

Your students are so close to success! Join our team of experts to explore our ACT, SAT, and AP resources and how each can be used to help high school students prepare to ace college entrance exams.

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Early Start: Early Childhood Education Resources

Feb. 10, 2021, 4 p.m.

We’ve upgraded and added to our grades K-2 resources. Come see what’s new! Recommended for K-2 users. (45 minutes)

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Closing: Photo Finish

Feb. 10, 2021, 5 p.m.

USATestprep's CEO Will Clemens offers insights on how schools, students, and educators will close out the year, and best guesses on where we all think we're headed from here. (15 minutes)

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Other Speakers

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Jett Bowen

USATestprep Customer Support Specialist

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Amy Brown

USATestprep COO with 7+ Years of Classroom Teaching Experience

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Julie Cauffman

USATestprep Success Manager

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Will Clemens

USATestprep CEO

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DaCota Cole

USATestprep Customer Support Manager

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Larry Coty

Math and ELA Academic Manager with 30+ Years of Classroom Teaching Experience

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Tiffany Dillon

USATestprep Product Manager

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Haley Harper

USATestprep Training Manager

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Trey Loker

Elementary Academic Manager with 18+ Years of Classroom Teaching Experience

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Mackenzie Maddox

Education Galaxy Training Manager with 4 Years of Classroom Teaching Experience

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Linda Porter

Training Manager with 25+ years of Classroom Teaching and Academic Coaching Experience

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Kirby Spivey

Social Studies Academic Manager with 25+ Years of Classroom Teaching Experience

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Michael Tolmich

Science Academic Manager with 19+ Years of Classroom Teaching Experience

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Sharon Valeris

Success Manager with 13 years of Special Education Classroom Experience

FAQS

Question: How much is the cost to attend?

Answer: There is no cost associated with the conference.

Question: What time zone are the sessions in?

Answer: Sessions are listed in Eastern Standard time.

Question: Should more than one person from my school attend?

Answer: As every teacher and classroom is different, we strongly encourage the attendance of all USATestprep users from your school.

Question: Can I attend more than one session?

Answer: You can attend as many sessions as you like!

Question: Will the sessions be recorded?

Answer: Yes. Even if you cannot attend the live session, register and we will send you a link to the recording afterward.