All Radnor Township School District parents of students in kindergarten through 12th-grade are invited to hear directly from RTSD administrators, teachers and other staff members about a variety of educational topics at Parent Involvement Night on Thursday, Oct. 11 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Radnor Middle School, 150 Louella Ave. A presentation on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment by Jim Tilghman, a representative from the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), will also take place.
Due to popular demand, this year's event will feature scheduled presentations from content experts on gifted programming, iPads in the classroom, cross class flexible grouping in elementary math, fostering resiliency in children, and more. All presentations will take place on Radnor Middle School's second floor and will be repeated throughout the night to allow attendees to get the most from the event. Detailed descriptions of event programming and presenters can be found here.
The hour-long NWEA MAP and gifted presentations will each take place at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. in separate rooms so guests can attend both if desired. Stations will also be open all evening to provide information on preparing special needs students for the future, elementary literacy programs and materials, student health, the Radnor Educational Foundation, and the Local Task Force on the Right to Education.
All presentations will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is requested to prepare for all attendees. Pre-registration also allows for questions to be submitted in advance and complimentary child care to be provided for school-age children. Beverages and appetizers will be served.
Register here. Download event flyer here. The deadline for submitting questions for the NWEA MAP and gifted presentations is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Questions must be submitted when registering. See pictures from last year's Parent Involvement Night here.
NWEA MAP presenter Jim Tilghman is a retired educator from Fort Wayne, Indiana. He spent 25 years as an elementary principal while also serving as testing coordinator for his district. In that capacity, he helped initiate MAP assessments and utilized them for the last seven years of his tenure. Jim became actively involved with NWEA during that time and was trained as a facilitator, performing full-day workshops around the country. Jim joined NWEA after retiring in 2005 and has in-depth experience explaining and reviewing the MAP assessment with hundreds of schools across the Northeast.
The event is jointly sponsored by Title I, the Office of ELL, the Office of Student Services, and the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.