One of my favorite parts of back to school week is always hearing about the learning people did over the summer. I was fortunate to be able to facilitate the Science Edcamp and there was lots of interest in the topic of grading for learning. Invariably teachers were most interested to learn from their colleagues about things they had tried. As a district, we have decided that this year should be a learning year for our grading for learning principles and that they will be fully implemented next school year.
Consider how you might best use this learning year to be ready for next year’s implementation:
As you plan how to use this learning year consider how you hope your students respond when given a challenge in your classroom. Ask questions, collaborate, and engage in deep thinking about how these changes could improve learning for your students.
This post brought to you by Heather Willman, POSA overseeing Secondary Curriculum, Instructional Coaching, & Staff Development
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