Adventures in Specifications Grading

In summer 2020, I attended a Grading Alternatives webinar put on by the Teaching Innovation Center (TIC). Josh Caulkins (previous Assistant Director) and Sarah Prosory […]

Blended Learning and Lessons from COVID | Podcast Ep. 83

Dr. Stepan Mekhitarian, Interim Director of Innovation, Instruction, Assessment and Accountability at Glendale Unified School District, discusses lessons on blended learning, differentiation, and formative assessment […]

Five Foundations for Online Learning

After this year of new experiences, districts are busy working on plans for next year. Although many plan on returning to in-person instruction, others are […]

Love Zoom chat? 5 ways to keep it in face-to-face classes

Back in face-to-face classes, we can keep the engagement of the Zoom chat. Here are five options you can use. During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, […]

Higher Assessment

I find it strange when a blogger doesn’t approve my comment. I consider comments the life blood of my own blog, and whether they be […]

Rethinking Assessment: Key Considerations for the Future

The cancellation of summative assessments in the spring of 2020 coupled with the variability of the spring 2021 testing season has significantly impacted the K–12 […]

Poster presentations online

Over the last year many activities that would previously have been run in rooms on campus have moved online. One such activity is the poster […]

Reflections on Rejecting Remote Proctoring [Redden]

From DSC: I read an interesting article out at Inside Higher Ed from the other day: Rejecting Remote Proctoring — from by Elizabeth Redden […]

Rebooting the final exam [Talbert]

Rebooting the final exam — from by Robert Talbert Excerpts:  It’s probably better not to give final exams at all, but if you must, […]

NJ High School Adds New Recording Studio to Learning Spaces [Jones]

NJ High School Adds New Recording Studio to Learning Spaces — from by Matt Jones Excerpt: A career and technical high school in New […]

If equity is a priority, UDL is a must [Novak]

If equity is a priority, UDL is a must — from by Katie Novak Once you identify the firm goal, ask yourself, “Based on […]

Self-Assessment: An excerpt from Barbi Honeycutt’s Lecture Breakers e-Newsletter

Self-Assessment (emphasis DSC) Turn each of your learning outcomes or objectives into a question. Then, ask each student to self-score how confident they feel about […]

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