In the transition to CCSS it is imperative that all educators understand how teaching and learning progress, because without that knowledge it will be very difficult to know where we are, where we need to get to and how we will close the gap to getting there.
"By its very nature, learning involves progression. To
assist in its emergence, teachers need to understand the
pathways along which students are expected to progress.
These pathways or progressions ground both instruction
and assessment. Yet, despite a plethora of standards and
curricula, many teachers are unclear about how learning
progresses in specific domains. This is an undesirable
situation for teaching and learning, and one that
particularly affects teachers’ ability to engage in
- MARGARET HERITAGE
Join us on Sunday night at 8 PM on #edchatri as we look at learning progressions and things like unpacking the standards and the difference between content standards and practice standards. We will also take a look at the effect of obtrusive and unobtrusive assessments and what the impact of these is on the learning process. Finally we will take a look at proficiency scales and how they can help us to improve our likelihood of success.
In this era of standardized testing and evaluation there is an ever-growing challenge to keep up educator morale. Many may think that just like any other profession that morale is not a necessity, but I would argue that it is absolutely essential to the work we all do. The environment that we create and work in each and every day has a direct affect on our students and their overall success. Therefore what can we do as educators and educational leaders to keep our morale up and keep pushing towards our ultimate goal of success for all.
Join us Sunday night at 8 PM of #EdChatRI as we look at this very important topic and discuss the many challenges we face as educators today and more importantly what solutions have we found to addressing these issues and keeping morale up at the same time.
Don Miller -