Matt and Courtney start a series about grading. We start with a conversation about how we grade courses. We know averaging scores together on particular targets is wrong, but what about averaging families of targets? What are the positives and negatives of this, and what are some do-do's and don't-do's?
Links To Interviews
Debbie Treece, Chugach Schools Alaska
Chris Sturgis, Competency Works
Jason Berg and Lisa Edwards, Farmington Area Schools
Marysville Schools, OH
Chick Ambrose, Knowledge Works
Jason Vest, iNACOL Teacher of The Year 218
Lauren McCauley and Stephanie Distasio, SC Dept. of Ed
Dr. Leviis Haney, Principal of the Joseph Sears School
David Ruff and Christina Horner, Great Schools Partnership
Andrew Easton, West Side Personalized Podcast
Anne Altman, Online Educator
Lydia Dobins, President and CEO New Tech Network
And more to come! As each interview is released we will include the link here.
This week, Matt and Courtney talk about learning spaces with Lori Phillips and Robin Kanaan of KnowledgeWorks. What does it mean to have a Pinterest-ed classroom, and what should we think about when designing classroom spaces?
This week, Matt and Courtney go through their parking lot, which you can find at plearnmc.com. Keep the comments and questions coming! We love to hear from you!
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This week, Courtney and Matt dig into the research around homework, using Rethinking Homework by Cathy Vatterott as a main resource. Let us know what you think! Twitter, Facebook, plearnmc.com - all the usual places.
This week, Matt and Courtney talk about what some of the research says about homework. There are some common threads, but does homework have a place in a personalized learning world? Courtney shows us how much of a nerd she is, while Matt doesn't edit very well this week. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @plearnmc everywhere.
This week, Matt and Courtney tackle the issue of homework. How does it work, how do we make it better, more useful? How do we get kids to actually do their homework? Let's discuss... let us know on Twitter @plearnmc @belolanc @eatsleepstats and on Facebook @plearnmc. www.plearnmc.com Learning is not a worksheet! Check out Matt and Courtney's with Matt Lunt here:
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Matt and Courtney return with a new season that will make you think. They start this week with some thoughts about creating culture in the classroom/school/whatever. Give them feedback on Facebook or Twitter at @plearnmc! Also, you can follow Courtney at @belolanc or Matt at @eatsleepstats. Visit our parking lot at plearnmc.com.
This week, Matt and Courtney take on the end of the year. Why does the end of the year have to be the end? Some tips to help make the learning and the summer feel seamless heading into the fall.
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This week, Matt reflects on his trip to the FutureNowEDU conference at Design39Campus in Poway, California. He talks with Courtney about his experiences, his discussion with kids, and an interview with Tanvi, a social-5th grade learner at D39.
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