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"Schools of the Future" Conference May 2

PLATTSBURGH, NY — The Division of Education, Health and Human Services at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, the North Country Teacher Resource Center and the Plattsburgh City School District will sponsor the first "Schools of the Future" Conference on Tuesday, May 2.


The conference, which will be held in the Duken School Building, Plattsburgh, from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., will bring together K-12 administrators, teachers, counselors, psychologists and higher education faculty to discuss ideas about what schools might look like 10 to 15 years from now.

Rick Stiggins, a 1968 SUNY Plattsburgh graduate and native of Western New York, will give the keynote address. Stiggins began his assessment work in graduate school at Michigan State University where he received his doctorate in 1972. He is the founder and CEO of the Assessment Training Institute (ATI) in Portland, Ore.  Since 1992, ATI has worked to maximize student confidence, motivation and learning by helping teachers meet the challenges of classroom assessment and school leaders balance classroom and standardized testing.

Prior to his work at ATI, Stiggins served on the faculties of Michigan State and the University of Minnesota, taught at Lewis and Clark College in Portland and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in California. In addition, Stiggins was the director of test development at the American College Testing Program in Iowa City, Iowa and senior program director at the Northwest Regional Education Lab in Portland.

Following the keynote address, conference attendees will participate in facilitated small group discussions.

For more information, contact Dr. David Hill, dean of education, health and human services at SUNY Plattsburgh, at 518-564-3066.
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