November 2, 2013

Professional Development for Illinois Teachers: Making Standards-Based Grading Work in your World Language Classroom


WinterFest 2014 - "Making Standards-Based Grading Work in your World Language Classroom"
Brought to you by the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Participants will be given an overview of basic principles of Standards Based Grading and practical ideas about how to com­municate clearly with students about their strengths and weaknesses. We’ll discuss ideas from A Repair Kit for Grading; 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor. Discover practical strategies for dealing with potential pitfalls of Standards Based Grading. Examples of teacher-created standards-based scoring guides for speaking, writing, listening, reading, grammar, and vocabulary assessments will be shared. Explore how to make your class about learning and not just grades!

Three locations and dates:

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Lockport Township H.S.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Newton Community HS

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Loyola Academy, Wilmette

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