Matt and Courtney talk about standardized testing, and what it's good for, and what we as a country THINK it's good for. Spoiler: it's not the same thing.
Matt and Courtney talk about a day in the life of a personalized elementary classroom. What are the structures like? What are the learners doing? What is the teacher doing? Courtney talks about two different scenarios of what it looks like.
Matt and Courtney pod from a hallway in Atlantic City at #MACPL19. They talk about math, why people denigrate themselves as being "not a math person", and what you can do to change that mindset.
Matt and Courtney discuss needs assessments, and what they are good for. Are they good for... anything? If not, then what are some alternatives for them?
Matt and Courtney return from break and talk about scoring scales. What are they used for, what AREN'T they used for, and how do we make them better?
Matt and Courtney talk about how proficiency breaks down: honesty in assessment of evidence, staying within the four corners of the page, preponderance of evidence, what evidence actually is. Let us know your thoughts at @plearnmc on Twitter!
Matt and Courtney take on the language of grading scales, and take a position on what learners actually need in a grading scale.
Matt and Courtney talk about grading conversions, and the nonsense of all possible conversions. Push back if you want. Paraphrasing Thor, all conversion scales are made up. Find out why in this third-in-a-series on grading practices.
Matt and Courtney talk about what it means to be prepared, rather than "planned", in a personalized learning environment. "Planning" doesn't work, as kids are going to go off in different directions, but if you as a teacher are prepared for that, your kids will thrive!
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