Professional Development for Galileo K‑12 Online Users
Galileo Professional Development staff from Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) come to you direct from the classroom and are well-versed in both educational theory and practice. In addition to degrees in education, ATI's Professional Development team has substantial educational experience teaching students of all ages. Because they have been in the trenches of public education, they are sensitive to the every-day challenges facing educators, and include innovative and practical solutions in their offerings. ATI's Professional Development Department has instructed thousands of teachers on Galileo technology. Learn more about the Galileo K-12 Online Professional Development Components and complimentary Learning On-Demand sessions.
Professional Development Components
Galileo K-12 Online users can select from the following on-site professional development components, each of which offer hands-on experiences in a district's computer lab navigating and using Galileo K-12 Online.
Component 1: Assessment Planner and Test Review
- Learn how to use the Galileo Assessment Planner to develop customized district benchmark assessments aligned to local standards, Common Core State Standards and individual state versions, and district pacing guides.
- Learn how to use Galileo tools to review customized district-wide assessments.
Component 2: Online, Response Pad, and Offline Testing
- Learn and practice the steps involved in both monitoring student rosters and in scheduling, administering, taking, and scoring tests.
- Learn to administer assessments online or through the use of response pads.
- Learn to use Scanline for offline testing with online test scoring and data aggregation.
Component 3: Building Formative Assessments
Construct and auto-generate classroom assessments aligned to instruction and local standards or Common Core State Standards and individual state versions with Quiz Builder and Test Builder tools.
- Use ATI’s formative item banks and/or build a district’s library of formative test items for sharing across schools, grades, and classes.
Component 4: Community Assessment and Item Banking (CAIB) Initiative
- Participate in three professional development modules supporting local educational communities in the development and sharing of assessment items and assessments for non-state-tested subject areas.
- Develop and share both assessment items and assessments for use in evaluating student capabilities in subject areas not tested on the statewide assessment (e.g., art, music, foreign languages).
- Access a continually growing repository of shared, district-written, high-quality items and customized assessments in areas not currently addressed on statewide tests.*
- Use Galileo Bank Builder technology to develop assessment questions based on specifications to guide the construction of standards-aligned selected-response, constructed-response, and essay items.
- Learn how to create district review teams to vet district-written items and how to use the Galileo Bank Builder tools to facilitate item review.
- Receive item review feedback on district-created items, from the experts at ATI.Learn more
Component 5: Generating Reports and Using Data
Get actionable data through easy-to-use Galileo dashboards and reports providing rapid access to student achievement information.
- Learn how to analyze student, class, school, and district data.
Learn how to use assessment data to aid decision-making to inform instruction.
- Monitor the implementation of district, school, and classroom assessments and instruction.
Component 6: Curriculum
- Learn how to build your local Common-Core-aligned curricula using ATI Instructional Unit and Instructional Dialog technology.
- Use Galileo tools to create assignments, interactive Instructional Dialogs, lesson plans, and unit plans which link assessment of state and Common Core State Standards to instruction.
- Learn to deliver Instructional Dialogs as independent activities and teacher-managed lessons.
- Learn how to monitor the implementation of your local Common-Core-aligned curricula using Galileo's curriculum monitoring tools.
Component 7: Implementing Interventions
- Gain an understanding of how Galileo may be used to implement interventions at the class-, school-, and district-level, including Response to Intervention initiatives.
- Become familiar with the ways in which Galileo automatically identifies intervention groups.
- Learn how to create targeted intervention groups.
- Use Galileo tools to manage and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and curricula.
Component 8: Instructional Effectiveness
- Learn how to complete the Proficiency Rating Scales when conducting class and site observations.
- Become familiar with the various categories and elements that make up your districtís compiled staff evaluation.
- Learn how to access and analyze staff instructional effectiveness results including the Score Compiler Summary Report, Proficiency Rating Scale Results Report, and Student Growth and Achievement Report data.
Component 9: Tips for District Professional Development Instructors
- Review of all components of the Galileo system with special emphasis on professional development instruction and supporting others.
Component 10: Lead Staff
- Summarize how to quickly get started with Galileo.
- Complete the Implementation Checklist, begin Galileo rollout, and review the district's instructional plan for Galileo.
Component 11: Grading: Gradebook and/or Report Cards
- Gain an understanding of the web-based Gradebook's features.
- Become familiar with printing reports for parent conferences.
- Learn how to record grades and comments for midterm and end-of-period reports.
On-site instruction is arranged through the ATI Professional Development Department. The length or number of sessions depends on the components selected. Up to 40 participants may take part in a session held at a district-provided computer lab. Sessions are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. To inquire about on-site professional development sessions, complete the Professional Development Request form here or contact a Professional Development staff member at 1.877.442.5453 or email us for information and to reserve a date.
Professional Development Series: Learning On-Demand
The ATI Professional Development Department offers Learning On-Demand sessions to assist educators in becoming proficient users of Galileo K-12 Online technology with the goal of enhancing student learning. Learning On-Demand recorded and online line sessions are complimentary. Recorded Learning On-Demand sessions for Galileo users are available now in the Professional Development Forum. Live Learning On-Demand sessions for Galileo users offer multiple dates and times for ease and flexibility.
Learning On-Demand Sessions
Hosted by the Assessment Technology Incorporated Professional Development Department
New 2015 sessions available. Learn more and register.
*The repository of community items may vary from state to state.