We kicked off the work day with a review of how society and business are changing from a physical item ownership and demand to more of a creative/collaborative nature. We discussed how the following businesses have changed how their sector 'does business' and how we as educators have to begin changing our mindset to keep up with the times. (Tweet/Image courtesy of Dr. Justin Tarte)
We also spoke about how ESSA will allow more freedom in standards and assessments at the district/state level and we can take advantage of this by marking our work with the unique DNA of our district and educators.
We moved through the why of the day and into the how or creation of high-level skills and in what way we would assess them via a modified Marzano proficiency scale. Traditional Marzano proficiency scales do away with grades for numbers or labels identifying the level of proficiency a student has attained but for our purposes the shift to Standards Based Grading would most make sense leaving traditional grades as part of our process. Please click through the presentation below to make sense of our modifications and some resources that can help:
Future posts will feature some of their brave and thoughtful work and I can't wait to see how far they can take the learning of our students!