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Authentic Assessment in the Digital Age
Thursday May 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Matt Renwick, Principal, Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, and Author
Hosted by Siobhan Nordstrom, Community Manager, FreshGrade
Sponsored by FreshGrade
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Grades, test scores, and levels communicate little about students’ potential or their disposition toward learning. Technology, when used with intention, can provide a more comprehensive picture of the whole child. Digital tools and products including video, images, apps, and audio can capture evidence of learning in ways that enhance and even transform the school experience.
In this edWebinar, explore a three-step process for using technology to effectively capture, curate, and communicate student work with peers, families, and the community. By implementing a more authentic approach to facilitating assessment in the classroom, teachers can realize the true potential of technology in education.
This recorded presentation will be of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Matt Renwick is a 19-year public educator who began as a 5th- and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District. Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets from @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD and Choice Literacy.
About the Host
Siobhan Nordstrom is the community manager for FreshGrade and is certified in Adult Continuing Education. Over the last three years, she has led dozens of professional development sessions all of which have impacted the way that educators communicate learning through eportfolios. Siobhan has extensive knowledge about the product and the various ways it is being used across the U.S. and Canada.
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Founded in 2011, FreshGrade was created by a dedicated team who saw a better way to show student achievement and progression. Today, FreshGrade is used in over 120 countries worldwide. The portfolio and assessment platform helps educators, parents, and students have deeper conversations about learning. Do it all with just one tool: capture evidence, give feedback, and track progression through standards and custom objectives. FreshGrade encourages students to own their learning while engaging parents at every turn. Start a deeper conversation about learning at www.freshgrade.com.