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Summer Literacy Institute 2017: Learning Support Team Training


We will be presenting a break-out session at the Summer Literacy Institute: Evidence of Learning: How do students show what they know.

ASSESSING FOR MASTERY: Building a Toolkit for the Modern Classroom Cardinal Stritch University August 1 - 2, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 1

Keynote Speaker – Myron Dueck,

Educator and author of “Grading Smarter Not Harder: Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help them Learn”

Retooling Your Classroom Teaching students who will live to see the 22nd century requires a paradigm shift away from delivery of content towards competencies such as problem-solving, critical thinking and creativity. Educators will learn how to create innovative learning environments in this daylong session.

Wednesday, August 2

Participants will learn a variety of developmentally appropriate methods and tools to assess what students know and are able to do in a standards-based grading environment. Four concurrent workshops will be offered by master teachers in the following areas:

  • Unit design: Shaping the how and what of our instruction.
  • Aligning Assessments to the Standards: Grading students based on mastery.
  • Student Self-Reflection: Increasing student ownership for learning.
  • Evidence of Learning: How do students show what they know.
Earlier Event: July 25
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