NWEA & Newsela: Powering Student Engagement and Data-Driven Instruction

MAR 15, 2022

In this webinar recording, we'll cover:

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    Understand how the integration of Newsela and NWEA can be a helpful instructional tool to monitor for student progress.

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    Experience how Newsela can help your district address areas of improvement elevated from the NWEA MAP assessment.

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    Learn about findings from a recent correlational study analyzing Newsela ELA quiz performance and MAP Growth assessment performance.

Speaker Details

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Luci Cambria

Curricular Solutions Architect

Luci Cambria is a Curricular Solution Architect at Newsela. Previously, Luci taught World Languages and English Language Arts at the secondary level. As both a teacher leader and a Vice Principal/Instructional Coach, Luci has experience in choosing, implementing and adapting curriculum, designing professional development, and finding meaningful ways to drive instruction with technology. Luci is certified by the Relay Graduate School of Education’s National Principal Fellowship Program and received her BS in Social and Educational Policy & Spanish from Northwestern University

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Pam Jones

Senior Account Manager with NWEA

Dr. Pam Jones is a Senior Account Manager with NWEA, and a former assistant superintendent, elementary school principal, and middle school math & science teacher. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, a curriculum specialist certificate, a Master of Science in Administration & Supervision, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Supporting administrators and teachers in using data to close achievement gaps and create opportunities for all students is her passion. As a long-time user of MAP Growth, she is eager to share her expertise and experience while collaborating with districts to create a data informed culture focused on helping all kids learn.

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