PhysicsTeachersNYC - American Modeling Teachers Association
** FREE WORKSHOP! COME ONE! COME ALL! **STANDARDS-BASED GRADING IN SCIENCE - WE’RE DOING IT & YOU CAN TOO!
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, as part of EdCampNYC
WHERE: Francis Lewis High School, 5820 Utopia Pkwy, Queens, NY
**RESERVATIONS REQUIRED** AT: <tinyurl.com/ptnycsbg >
Please also register for EdCampNYC: < http://www.edcampnyc.org/ > (9 am to 4:30 pm)
Organized by Fernand Brunschwig, Mathematics, Science & Technology Dept., Teachers College
DESCRIPTION OF STANDARDS-BASED GRADING WORKSHOP:
Between the new Common Core Learning Standards <http://www.corestandards.org/> and the Next Generation Science Standards <http://www.nextgenscience.org/>, it seems like we teachers are getting more and more standards imposed on us. So why should we embrace them?! Standards-Based Grading (aka Standards-Based Assessment and Reporting) begins with standards that teachers author/choose/revise and that they apply in their classrooms. Rather than a top-down directive, these standards are a helpful tool that teachers use to make required work and acceptable performance levels transparent.
If you’ve been wondering what all the buzz is about for Standards-Based (Assessment and) Grading, this workshop just can’t be missed! Physics and chemistry teachers who have experience with SBG will explain how it works in their classrooms. The question and answer period will focus on attendees’ questions about actually using SBG, as well as discussion about methods for implementing SBG. Questions should be addressed Fernand Brunschwig <fbrunsch AT gmail.com>.