Consulting Conferences

Fall 2019 in Virginia


Dr. Mulligan is preparing to share new and exciting information for educators.  With topics covering all content areas, including information on performance-based learning and technology-enhanced assessments, you are sure to find a conference to fit your needs.  

Currently, Dan will be working with the following organization(s):


Virginia Association of School Superintendents on October 24, 2019 (Roanoke, Va)

Topic:  Elevating Virginia's Gap Group Achievement in Mathematics

Target Audience:  Grades K-Algebra II

Note: VASS registration closes on October 17, 2019; you must visit the VASS website to register


This game-changing, interactive, hands-on day of professional learning will provide teachers, administrators and school/division teams a toolkit of new formative assessment and learning resources to close achievement gaps in math while elevating the performance of each student.  A wealth of strategies and resoruces will be modeled throughout the day and participants will be provided guided time to collaboratively create personalized assessment/learning structures, so participants are asked to bring with them a relevant 2016 math curriculum framework, and (if possible) a current division math pacing guide.


Participants will:

  • be provided with an expanded K-Algebra 2 performance descriptor chart (grounded in Virginia's SOL test Performance Level Descriptors using the 2016 math SOL), identifying conceptual understanding necessary for success with each math SOL at the emerging, developing, proficient, and distinguished level
  • be guided through a toolkit that uses the math performance level chart to develop a diagnostic assessment that clearly identifies where each student is compared to standards and is designed to encourage each student to try to achieve their best (a path to closing achievement gaps for each student and group of students will be revealed during the workshop)
  • take part in exploring new engaging differentiated math structures that align with each performance level and incorporate the 5 C's of Virginia's Profile of a Graduate (critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, communication, citizenship) as they intersect with Virginia's 2016 math process goals (problem solving, communiciaton, reasoning, making connections, mathematical representation)