/ July 1, 2020

Together and Stronger in the 603

We heard from many educators that they also needed normal conversations, and to focus on ideas that went beyond the current reality and look to a future to when we are past this crisis. 

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/ April 14, 2020

A Picture of What They Really Know: Reflections on Grading in a Time of Remote Learning

Grading is complex. It is an important form of feedback loop between teachers and students and depending on the grading practices of the instructor can convey how well the student is mastering the objectives of the learning (mastery-based grading) or the student’s performance relative to other students in the class (norm-referenced grading).

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/ April 13, 2020

Silver Linings: Observations of Self-Directed Behavior in an Online Environment

There has always been a clear recognition of the importance of the critical competencies of communication, collaboration, creativity, and self-direction for success in the “real world” by teachers, parents, community members, and local business leaders. The “why” has never really been a question. However, providing opportunities for application of these skills in real-world situations that can transfer outside the walls of the school has been a question that educators have been grappling with.

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