Malbert SMITH III, PH.D.
Malbert Smith III, Ph.D., is a leading expert in educational reform. He is the president and co-founder of MetaMetrics®, the developer of the widely adopted Lexile® Framework. Malbert is a senior investigator on a US National Center for Education Statistics research study to examine National Assessment of Educational Progress benchmark scores in relation to university and career readiness. He also serves on the boards of the UNC School of Education Foundation, Public School Forum of North Carolina, National Summer Learning Association, North Carolina Virtual Public Schools, and LEARN NC. Malbert is also a research professor at UNC – Chapel Hill. He speaks frequently around the globe on issues related to educational research, measurement, and technology.
THURSDAY 3.19 ǀ 8:30AM
COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS IN A COMMON CORE WORLD
Since the release of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), there has been a great deal of attention devoted to the concept of college and career readiness. Now more than ever, we are equipping educators with tools in their toolbox to personalize instruction and help their students graduate college and be career ready. With tools like the Lexile Framework, educators are able to monitor literacy growth and differentiate instruction during the K-12 career of a student. Learn how the Lexile Framework is helping educators and parents quantify college and career readiness and the strategies that are being used to guide them on a path towards success.
High powered rockets, robotics, 3D printers, laser cutters, college credit for high school courses; all of these started by the power of asking “What if…” If it can be done in Zillah, Washington, then it can be done in your school. The bigger question is: When your “what if” comes true, will you be ready?
Jeff Charbonneau, the 63rd National Teacher of the Year, has taught high school chemistry, physics and engineering at Zillah High School in Zillah, Washington for the past 12 years.