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Changing Our Relationships with Grades

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Changing Our Relationships with Grades

Presented by Starr Sackstein, NBCT, Author, Blogger, and Constant Learner

Sponsored by FreshGrade

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How do you use grades? Are they effective?

In this edWebinar, learn the ways classroom teachers and administrators can adjust current practices to increase learning for all students. With a focus on reflection, self-assessment, and feedback, you can change the conversation in the classroom to be one that is more than a grade on a piece of paper. Also explore how to shift the conversation to one that is about growth. Viewers will consider their current beliefs around grading systems.

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

About the Presenter

Starr Sackstein has been an educator since 2001 and is currently an educational consultant with the Core Collaborative. Her last position was as the director of humanities in the West Hempstead Union Free School District. Starr received national board certification in 2012 and was recognized as an outstanding educator that year by Education Update. She is also a Certified Masters Journalism Educator through the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and served as the New York State director for JEA. Most recently, she was named an ASCD “Emerging Leader” class of 2016 and had the opportunity to give a TEDx Talk called A Recovering Perfectionist’s Journey to Give Up Grades.

She is the author of Teaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective; Blogging for Educators; Teaching Students to Self-Assess: How Do I Help Students Grow as Learners?; The Power of Questioning: Opening Up the World of Student Inquiry; Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School; Peer Feedback in the Classroom: Empower Students to Provide Effective Peer Feedback; and Going From Teacher to Leader Without Losing Your Mind. She blogged on Education Week Teacher at Work in Progress and has contributed to several other publications. Starr has travelled the world sharing ideas about assessment reform in Dubai and South Korea and is hoping to continue changing the system for kids everywhere.


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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