Differentiated Grading: Fair Isn’t Always Equal with Rick Wormeli (Gr K-12)

Date: September  10 – 11, 2019 

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Mountainview Room, UNC-Asheville

Registration Fee:   $220


Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? This two-day workshop is based on his book, based on his latest book: Fair Isn’t Always equal: Assessment and grading in the Differentiated Classroom.  When it comes to grading, how can you be sensitive to students’ readiness levels, interests, and learning challenges while holding them accountable for the same standards? What’s fair and leads to real student learning? In this two-day session, Rick takes a candid look at what grades really mean, and how to handle students’ failures. Gain new insight into averaging, zeroes on the 100-point scale, homework, late work, feedback, redone work, setting up the gradebook, 100 vs 4.0 scale, extra credit, group projects, grading exceptional students, formative vs summative assessments in grading (or not), and much more. Rick Wormeli brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which includes 36 years of teaching math, science, English, physical education, health and history, and coaching teachers and principals.  For more information, contact April Spencer at aspencer@wresa.org

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