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Closing the Circle: Grading, Assessment and Reporting in a Standards-based System

With ERMA ANDERSON & THOMAS GUSKEY

Facilitated by AERO Director David Chojnacki

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STRAND

STRAND(S): STANDARDS-BASED LEARNING, DEEP LEARNING

DATE

MARCH 15 & 21, 2022 (RESCHEDULED)

TIME

3:00-4:30 PM (GMT+2)

ELIGIBILITY

OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS

COST

PER SCH REG FEE

AUDIENCE

FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

EVENT TYPE

ZOOM WEBINAR


TARGET AUDIENCE

This two-part webinar is designed for heads of school, principals, directors of teaching & learning, and department chairs/teacher leaders.

ABOUT THE WEBINAR

Using a standards-based framework for building a curriculum and teaching to standards have been positive changes in the many schools that have aligned with “Project AERO” (www.projectaero.org), both within NESA and around the world.

Remaining challenges are determining how to assess student progress, how to ‘grade’ in a standards-based system and — importantly — how to report student progress in a way that makes sense to students and their parents/families.

This two-part webinar, featuring Erma Anderson, the consummate authority on teaching in a standards-based system, and Tom Guskey, an internationally recognized expert in grading and reporting, will focus on assessing, grading and reporting strategies that are based on proven practices and solid research.

Session 1 will explore the following questions:

    • What mistakes do schools make in initiating grading reforms?
    • What is the biggest mistake schools make in revising the report card?
    • What is the best way for schools to summarize evidence on students' performance on the report card?
    • What must schools do in grading and reporting prior to implementing standards-based approaches?

Participants will be asked during Session 1 to submit questions for discussion in Session 2.


Erma Anderson

MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE EDUCATION CONSULTANT

Erma Anderson is a former high school physics and mathematics teacher who currently is a mathematics consultant working with international schools on implementing the AERO Mathematics Standards. She also facilitates the Math Specialist in International Schools (MSIS) and Math Fellows in International Schools (MFIS) initiative.

Erma has worked with the National Science Teachers Association on the Mentoring Initiative e-Mentoring for Student Success (eMSS), development of sciLINKS (www.sciLINKS.org), and Project Manager of Scope, Sequence and Coordination of Secondary School Science.

She was Associate Project Director for the Council for Basic Education’s Schools Around the World project, developing and implementing the Evidence to Excellence protocol for mathematics and science. In the past 15 years, she has facilitated conversations about the K-12 math and science curriculum, instruction and assessment in over 120 international schools.

Erma was awarded the Finis Engleman Award, NESA's highest honor, at the 2011 Fall Leadership Conference in Athens.


Thomas Guskey

PROFESSOR EMERITUS, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education, University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher and later served as an administrator in Chicago Public Schools.

He is a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association and was awarded the Association’s prestigious Relating Research to Practice Award.

His most recent books include Get Set, Go! Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems, and, What We Know About Grading: What Works, What Doesn't, and What's Next.


David Chojnacki

CONSULTANT, GOVERNANCE & SCHOOL BOARD TRAINING

David Chojnacki has had a lifetime of engagement in, leadership of and networking with independent schools around the world, most recently focusing on school governance. He has been the head of four international schools: International School of Ouagadougou; Karachi American School; the American Embassy School in New Delhi; and Cairo American College.

In 1996, David was named the executive director of NESA, leading the organization to international prominence and serving the member schools by providing valued services in networking, professional development, executive coaching of school leaders, and governance. He served in that capacity for 21 years. Currently, he focuses on guiding school boards in effective school governance.

David has served on multiple non-profit boards and has been trained in governance by BoardSource, in facilitation by Thinking Collaborative (“Adaptive Schools”) and in coaching by the Newfield Network. He co-authored the international version of the NAIS Trustee Handbook and the curriculum for Leading Together, a project to enhance the effectiveness of the board chair/head of school partnership.


Registration Fees

Fees quoted are per school, and include unlimited educator attendance for both webinar sessions.

All fees quoted are in US Dollars (USD).

NESA MEMBER & AFFILIATE SCHOOLS:

  • $200/school

NON-MEMBER SCHOOLS:

  • $250/school

Please review the Cancellation Notice before registering.


Supported by the Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE

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