CAT010422: Considering Grading in Differentiated (and other) Classrooms
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Considering Grading in Differentiated (and other) Classrooms

 

Our grading practices often seem almost sacred to teachers as well as to students and parents. They have changed little over recent generations as our understanding of how people learn, what motivates people to learn, and even what communicates student progress clearly to both the students themselves and varied stakeholders in their educations. This session will guide participants in thinking about grading through several different lenses. While some of the approaches to grading seem quite well suited to differentiated classrooms, all of the approaches we will examine offer broad benefits to teachers and students in all sorts of classroom contexts.

Objectives/Outcomes


Participants will:

  • understand how a growing understanding of psychology and neuroscience give us reason to question some persistent grading practices that may be more destructive than constructive for learning,
  • analyze some persistent myths about grading in light of recent research,
  • apply some key practices of effective grading in their own work with learners.

 



About the Presenter: Dr Carol Ann Tomlinson

CAT PhotoCarol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education where she served as Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, and Co-Director of the University's Institutes on Academic Diversity. Prior to joining the faculty at UVa, she was a public school teacher for 21 years. During that time, she taught students in high school, preschool, and middle school and also administered programs for struggling and advanced learners. She was Virginia's Teacher of the Year in 1974. Carol is also a member of the Singapore Principals Academy's International Advisory Panel.

Carol is the author of over 300 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials including: How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms (3rd Ed.), The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners (2nd Ed.), Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom, (with Jay McTighe) Differentiating Instruction and Understanding by Design, (with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez) The Differentiated School, (with Marcia Imbeau) Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, (with David Sousa) Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom (2nd Ed.), (with Tonya Moon) Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom: A Guide for Student Success, and (with Mike Murphy) Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers who Grow kids. Her books on differentiation are available in 14 languages.

Carol was named Outstanding Professor at Curry in 2004 and received an All-University Teaching Award in 2008. In 2019, she was ranked #8 in the Education Week Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings of 200 "University-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling," and as the #3 voice in Educational Psychology. She works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are more effective with academically diverse student populations.

 


 

Registration Details

Course Code: CAT010422

Topic: Considering Grading in Differentiated (and other) Classrooms

Presenter: Professor Carol Ann Tomlinson

Date: 1 April 2022 Monday

Time: 9.00 am to 12.00 pm Singapore Time GMT+8

Mode of Delivery: via Zoom

Closing date: 25 March 2022 Friday

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Workshop Fee: S$60.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$50.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST.

Other Information: Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

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