Want your students to do authentic work? Want them to focus on learning rather than grades? Join us in a workshop that will help you re-imagine your assessments and grading practices at both the individual and school level. We’re going to start from scratch: if we were designing these systems for the first time, what would we do?
During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).
In our classroom, reading becomes an expression of our authentic self. What books we choose to read can help us work through challenges or highlight interests. What books we choose to share with others can become a sincere and meaningful form of communication and community building between sometimes awkward pre-adolescents. We emphasize self-direction and self-actualization in our book choices and our reading styles.
Deep and authentic learning requires teachers to know their students’ interests and passions and customize learning experiences through real-world, relevant work. Join our conversation to engage in thinking routines, conversation prompts, and protocols to experience and plan for more authentic teaching and learning at your school.
The presenters have created a media-rich resource manual for this purpose, serving as an essential toolkit for TESOL educators and field practitioners to assist students in creating their own comic books for learning and promoting English language learning through visual literacy.