Member Rate: $325 | Non-Member Rate: $425
Nov 09, 2019, 8:00 AM
Ashley Hall,
133 Smith St, Charleston, SC 29403, USA

Sessions and Events

Pre-Summit Networking Event

5:00pm - 8:00pm
Additional $25 fee
plus the cost of dinner

Join us at a networking reception the night before the summit for a unique experience celebrating Charleston's history and culture. This event features a private tour of the historic Aiken-Rhett House where you'll hear a compelling tale of urban life in antebellum Charleston through the eyes of the powerful and wealthy Governor and Mrs. William Aiken, Jr. The tour is followed by a group outing to one of Charleston’s outstanding dining establishments.


This event is an additional $25 paid at registration for the private tour plus the cost of dinner and drinks paid individually by the attendee the night of the event.

Friday, November 8, 2019


7:30am - 8:30am

Enjoy a casual networking breakfast with other attendees and ERB staff members.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Ashley Hall and the Educational Passages Partnership

8:30am – 9:20am

Holly Blair, 6th Grade Science Teacher at our host school, Ashley Hall, will discuss their groundbreaking Educational Passages, a multidisciplinary program that allows students to build, outfit, deploy, and track their very own "mini boat," an unmanned, 5-foot long sailboat, as it sails across the Atlantic. In the true "Spirit of Ashley Hall," students learn invaluable lessons about oceanography, environmentalism, and even international relations in this transoceanic classroom.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

A Message from the President

9:30am – 9:45am

ERB’s President, Tom Rochon, will kick off the day’s sessions with observations on how advances in data science are making assessment data more valuable than ever in helping educators understand students as learners and schools as learning environments.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Debra Wilson of SAIS

9:45am – 10:45am

Independent schools are challenged today to demonstrate their distinctive value and to meet the needs of post-millennial students. In this conversation with Summit attendees, President of SAIS, Debra Wilson, will describe these challenges and the ways schools can address them.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Social-Emotional Learning and Performance

10:50am – 12:00pm

Presented by Dr. Marcus Crede, who has spent the past 15 years investigating the relationship between social-emotional learning constructs and academic outcomes, this session will focus on how educators can move beyond the hype that often characterizes claims made about social-emotional learning. Attendees will discover a more nuanced and evidence-based understanding of how social-emotional learning contributes to learning and achievement. Dr. Crede will also offer suggestions that educators can use when interpreting results produced by ERB's new social-emotional program, the Social and Emotional Learning Suite (SEL).

Saturday, November 9, 2019


12:00pm – 1:15pm

An "unconference" lunch featuring casual conversations and networking opportunities hosted right on campus.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

CTP Data: Extracting Actionable Insights and Meaning 

1:15pm – 2:30pm

Led by Dr. Glenn Milewski, ERB’s Chief Product Officer, and Sarah Savage, ERB’s Member Service Director, participate in an interactive session to learn how to fully utilize the results of CTP's (Comprehensive Testing Program's) most popular—and newest—reports. Attendees will also learn about reporting changes that will provide additional insight for their school in the near future. 

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Numbers Talk

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Learn from Audrey Holsten, Academic Dean, and Katie Donahue, Lower School Math Specialist, at Porter-Gaud & The O’Quinn Schools, how their school explored testing data, conducted observations, evaluated teaching materials, and analyzed their existing curriculum when they saw a pattern of lower than desired student performance in number sense that was also evident in math PSAT results. Learn what they found, what they implemented, and the outcome of their changes.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Closing Remarks

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Closing thoughts from ERB and our host school.

Saturday, November 9, 2019



Ashley Hall is a jewel in the heart of downtown Charleston complete with historic buildings and oak-canopied grounds. But it’s their students and their exceptional program and faculty that make them so special. Ashley Hall has a vibrant learning community that challenges, celebrates and supports young women at every stage of their education.

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