Sunday, July 1, 2012

ASCD Summer Conference Day 1

Nice to have a national conference so close to home. With a common core theme, we are sending our administrative team and most of our common core transition team to the event. The morning 3-hour session I attended was on standards based grading. We have been working on this for some time and two of our teachers leading the project were in attendance as well. We'll need to consider brining the presenter(Dr. Cathy Vatterott) out for some help. Thankfully, she is based in St. Louis. The session was helpful but the room was very cold. The afternoon 3-hour session I attended was on resistance to rigor presented by Robyn Jackson. Rigor in curriculum, instruction, and assessment is a big part of our instructional improvement plan This room was also quite cold, but got to be at a table with a diverse group of educators. Always interesting to talk to educators across the country. Hopefully the rooms won't be so cold tomorrow.

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