Hello! My name is Alexandra Schmitt, I am starting as the Theatre Arts teacher at Salem High School for the next school year. I attended Roanoke College for a duel licensure in elementary and secondary theatre. Thank you for adding me to this site! Cant wait to explore it!
My name is Staci Hartman, I am the K-12 Language Arts/Title 1/Instructional Coach Coordinator for Harrisonburg City Public Schools. I attended the VASCD conference and very much enjoyed your talk. I am bringing a group of 8 educators/administrators to hear you tomorrow! I am hoping for a "systems" approach to assessing students reading/comprehension for HCPS. I look forward to tomorrow!
Hi Scott, thanks for accepting my request to be a member of this site. Assessment is the buzz word at our school as it is in so many others and I have been doing quite a bit of reading lately. Came across this site when I was reading a colleague's blog and was impressed with what it offered. Looking forward to being an active member and inviting other colleagues to join also. Thanks!
I refer the current grading system at my school as factory grading. If I do this, I earn that! The problem with it as I have shared with our staff is that we are not training factory workers anymore. I like the word scoring but I also like assessing because it is an ongoing assessment that takes place if you are determining learning. I am particularly interested in rubrics and recently attended a one day workshop with Dr. Marzano and Dr. Hefflebower. It was very enlightening. Looking forward to their research. Ricci Ulrich/Principal Buchanan High School
I haven't found more on this topic on the site yet, but I am reading fast to catch up.
The question is:. How do students use the paper they keep the "things I don't know" list on? This was referenced in one of your post. on "what we want students to do VS what we train them to do" when you were talking about Jamie Garst. I have not heard of this practice and would like to learn more. Is this a Marzano strategy?