Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies that Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

Class Details

  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 6/18/2018 - 7/29/2018
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55. This class is a book study and requires students to purchase a book.

  • Currently Enrolled: 18 of 25
  • Class Type: Online
  • Date: 3/4/2019 - 4/7/2019
  • Adams State Credit: 1
  • Nonmember Price: $145
  • CEA Member Price: $45
  • Graduate credit for this class is optional and costs an additional $55 per credit. This class will require the following book: Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind -- Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn by Myron Dueck.

  • Currently Enrolled: 5 of 20

About the Course

This course is a book study of Myron Dueck’s book Grading Smarter Not Harder – Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn. “Decades of research point to indisputable evidence that grading penalties are far less effective than feedback and personalized learning." This underlying theme to the book drives the learner’s understanding of grading and assessments in today’s classroom. Participants will collaboratively discuss the themes of grading, homework, unit plans, retesting and creativity as they relate to assessments.

Required Text:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Implement strategies for effective and motivational assessments.
  • Develop assessments that promote learning.
  • Develop assessments that move students from rote memorization to problem solving and deeper thinking.
  • Grade(s): Pre-K Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade Elementary K-5 Secondary 6-12
  • Subject(s): Education Support Professionals Teacher Leadership/Effectiveness

Facilitator

Cheryl Mosier


Reviews

Sarah Worosylo
I really loved the connections I could make to my own grading practices, and I walked away with lots of new ideas about how to make grading part of the relationships that I build with my students.

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