Date(s): June 11, 2019
Location: Brookfield East High School
3305 Lilly Rd Brookfield, WI 53005
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $175.00 per person (includes lunch and Materials)
Audience:Teachers (all grades), Leaders, Coaches, Teaching-Support staff, School and District administrators

About this Workshop:

Join us for a candid and compelling look at what is and is not standards-based assessment and grading. We will explore what it means to be truly evidence-based in assessing and reporting students’ achievements regarding standards and learner outcomes, and we will address the biggest concerns in grading today: averaging, zeroes on the 100-point scale, re-do’s, percentages, grading scales, late work, valedictorian, what colleges are seeking, ethics/integrity, marking homework, extra credit, gradebook and report card designs, formative vs. summative assessments, what constitutes evidence of mastery, reporting behavior/effort/character elements, disaggregation, and much more. Don’t miss this chance to confront misconceptions and make the most of students’ learning!

This workshop will also incorporate elements of these workshops Rick provides as well:

Formative Assessment, Descriptive Feedback and Summative Judgment: Principles and Practicalities

Teaching is not a “gotcha” enterprise, yet many assessment approaches fall into that category. Join us for a provocative workshop in which we identify fundamental elements of formative assessment and contrast them with elements of summative judgment. Critical to students’ success, descriptive feedback from formative assessment will be emphasized as well. We will look at the validity of all three, busting a few myths along the way. We will emphasize clear and consistent evidence over time, rubric design, how teachers figure out what is important to teach, giving descriptive feedback, correlating assessments to objectives and dozens of formative assessment techniques. Use these principles and watch the dramatic, positive change in students’ performance within days!

Differentiated Grading: Fair Isn’t Always Equal

Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to grading students? Being sensitive to students’ readiness levels, interests and learning challenges while holding them accountable for the same standards can be a challenge. What’s fair and leads to real student learning? Join us for a candid look at what grades really mean, and how to handle students’ failures, alternative assessments, focusing on evidence not the vehicles used to convey that evidence, averaging, zeroes on the 100-point scale, homework, late work, feedback, re-done work, extra credit, group projects, grading exceptional students, formative vs. summative assessments in grading (or not), sports eligibility, grading special education students in the regular class and much more. While offering practical tips, this workshop reveals participants’ core beliefs about teaching and learning and has an unusually high incidence of transforming classroom practice. Don’t miss it!

“Come Energized, Leave Prepared!”

If you have questions about this institute, please do not hesitate to contact us at (920) 479-6504 or email us at info@firsteducation-us.com and we would be happy to assist!

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