Facilitated by: Andrew Jones & Gabe Hamilton
Dates: October 4 & 5, 2016; 8:30 am registration; 9 am -3:30 pm
Target Audience: Middle and HS Teachers, Principals, & District Leaders
Description: This two-day workshop aims to develop a foundational knowledge of standards-based grading practices as it aligns with the state initiative around proficiency-based graduation requirements. The focus will be on implementing standards-based grading practices and how to develop the necessary structures to transition towards a proficiency-based system. Topics will include: proficiency scales, learning targets, assessment cycles, remediation, and gradebooks.
• To understand the essential components of standards-based grading practices
• To be aware of the implementation challenges of standards-based grading
• To understand and be able to apply different implementation tools
• To begin to develop a standards-based mindset
• To develop classroom resources for transitioning to a proficiency-based system
About our instructors:
Andrew Jones is a high school science teacher and department chair at Mount Abraham UHS in Bristol, VT. He is an adjunct instructor for Castleton University and a third year doctoral student at the University of Vermont, concentrating in education policy and leadership. Andrew is a 2015 Rowland Foundation Fellow.
Gabe Hamilton is a high school science and digital photography teacher at Mount Abraham UHS. Prior to teaching in Vermont, Gabe taught for several years in Oregon. Gabe is an adjunct instructor for Castleton University having taught courses in standards-based grading across the state. He holds a Masters degree in educational leadership and is a 2015 Rowland Foundation Fellow.
Book: Schimmer: Grading from the Inside Out, 2016
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