Written by Sarah Nowack and Alyssa Halweg, DMS 5th Grade Teachers
At the beginning of December, we were fortunate enough to attend a conference on Standards Based Grading where Rick Wormeli was the speaker. Rick Wormeli was one of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in United States, continues to be a practicing middle level educator, a national educational consultant, and author of books such as Fair Isn’t Always Equal and Meet Me in the Middle. Rick is a dynamic, engaging, entertaining speaker and we left the conference with our heads spinning with information.
We’d like to share a few key take-aways with you (feel free to ask us questions if you’re interested):
Mr. Wormeli even signed his book that was given to us titled
Fair Isn't Always Equal
There is a lot to think about when considering standards based grading, but Wormeli certainly provided clarity for us and we’re excited to continue learning about this alternative method of communicating student learning.
~Alyssa Halweg & Sarah Nowack
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