Saturday July 17, 9:00- 10:30 am: Re-Learning and Re-Assessing
If we want students to use mistakes, feedback, and repeated attempts to improve their work over time, then they must have multiple chances to demonstrate their skills. This session will provide rationale, background, and practical ways that students can redo work without abandoning effort and accountability.
Monday July 19, 2:30- 4:00 pm: Grading Practices Part 1
Move away from grading as a tool for sorting students and use grades in ways that help develop their talents and achievements. Topics will include: becoming evidentiary, grading against standards, grading scales, disaggregating, and alternatives to averaging.
Wednesday July 21, 2:30- 4:00 pm: Grading Practices Part 2
Topics will include: marking homework, grading alternative assessments, “minimum” grades (50’s) on the 100-point scale, grading late work, grading differentiated assignments.
One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which include 39 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, and history, as well as coaching teachers and principals. He is a frequent contributor to ASCD’s Education Leadership journal and the author of the award-winning book Meet Me in the Middle as well as the best-selling books Day One and Beyond, Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom (Second Edition), and many others. Rick is a sought-after presenter across the United States and the world (and always a friend to VASCD).