The wisdom of Lynne: - thank you, dear!
I think some of the most important goals of our teaching are, indeed, difficult and perhaps impossible to measure _by standardized tests_ but good teachers are always assessing...
Pruning, weeding, adding fertilizer - results of assessment?
By stepping back and gathering data about our teaching strategies and student learner outcomes we can make informed decisions that will enhance the growth of our students. These assessments will tell us what practices to "prune" and what to keep.
In addition to mandated and standardized test scores that are published it is also beneficial to share with the tax paying community the many achievements of our students that are perhaps not measurable by numbers. Community members who invest tax dollars in our technology programs are asking serious questions and want us to show why they should invest more money in our efforts. It is our challenge to show them that, yes, the students are performing better and we have impressive results. Our promise is to return the favor and send our young people into the business world prepared with skills needed to succeed.
|8:00 - 8:15||Welcome and review|
|8:15 - 9:30||
|9:30 - 10:00||Sharing the wealth of our online work - student, school and district web pages, student portfolios, evaluating web sites - Kathy Schrock's Guide|
|10:00 - 12:00||Making simple web pages|
|12:30 - 3:30||Independent time: During this time you will work on your projects. Sample rubrics can be found here:|