TerraNova 3 Workshop—Okeechobee, FL

July 31, 2017 8:30 AM–July 31, 2017 3:30 PM
Okeechobee Christian Academy, 701 S. Parrot Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34974

Workshop Information


  • Strategies for beginners and current users to prepare for Spring 2018.   

Hands On Experience with

  • Score Interpretation
  • Assessment Data Online for Administrators and Teachers
  • Assessment Data Online for Parents
  • Resources available and how to use them effectively: Teacher's Guide to TerraNova 3, Classroom Connections, academic vocabulary, ACT-TN3 comparisons, competencies, and more!*
  • Q&A

Attendees are responsible for lunch. You may bring a sack lunch, dine at the cafe, or visit a nearby restaurant. One hour has been allotted for lunch. Only four registrations per school will be accepted so register early!
Attendees need to bring a laptop. Please do not bring tablets, or iPads.
*Discounted resources with no shipping cost will be available for purchase at the workshop.

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