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August 1-2, 2019
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Friday, August 2 • 1:15pm - 3:45pm
Workshop 2-Engaging Students in Learning (6-12)

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So much of what happens in the MS and US classrooms is connected to assessment and grades and has a tendency to drive us to point based transactions over a desire to learn. In this session we will explore
  • what effective, research-based assessment practices should we be implementing
  • how to shift assessment conversations to learning from points
  • how to effectively use formative assessment to engage students in self reflection about learning
  • how to develop homework that deepens and supports learning goals rather than providing a point-based transaction that can inflate a grade
  • tools that can help us monitor student learning
A backdrop of the conversation will be the correlation between authentic, challenging learning opportunities and student engagement.

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Elizabeth Helfant

coord of curricular and pedagogical innnovation, micds
Elizabeth Helfant is the Coordinator of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation at the Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS), a JK-12 school of 1250 students in Missouri. Following graduation from Davidson College in 1984, Ms Helfant began her career in education teaching... Read More →

Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
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