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The Power of Narrative Feedback in a Standards-Based Classroom

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

The Power of Narrative Feedback in a Standards-Based Classroom

Presented by Kathy Rogers, Teacher

Hosted by Siobhan Nordstrom, Community Manager, FreshGrade

Sponsored by FreshGrade

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Engaging in meaningful conversations with students about their learning is the best way to deliver actionable feedback and to receive students’ self-assessments and reflections. Traditional grades, 100-point scales, averages, bonus points and zeros are unethical and inaccurate measures that do not effectively communicate student learning. By utilizing technology to facilitate conversations about learning in the standards-based classroom, the process of learning can become the most important product

In this edWebinar,:

  • Learn to use technology to deliver feedback – solve the problem of delivering personalized, actionable, timely and frequent feedback to students
  • Discover the power of student self-reflection – metacognition to advance student ownership of learning
  • Gain insight into the power of narrative feedback – relative to specific learning standards, in communicating student learning better than traditional grades
  • Hear from students about the power of narrative feedback vs. traditional grades – using the digital portfolio system FreshGrade

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK-12 teachers and school district leaders.

About the Presenter

Kathy Rogers is first and foremost a teacher of children, but some would call her a German teacher; her nickname is “Frau.” In her classes, they focus their learning on German and recently on Creating with Code. Her students teach her new things all the time. She believes that learning is messy, that relationships make the difference, and that we are all doing the best we can. Kathy is striving to improve her practice by spending her time providing her students with dynamic, actionable feedback to help them make progress in their learning. She is a “guide on the side” not a “sage on the stage.” She is learning to “go gradeless.” She is committed to meeting her students where they are in their learning journey and helping them to make progress. Kathy is grateful for the opportunity to learn with her students every day.


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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Fresh Grade LogoFounded 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

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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