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[+] Demonstrating the Common Core

See how you can connect your existing assignments to Common Core standards - and how your students can track their progress towards meeting these new expectations at all grade levels.

[+] Rubrics: What Works and What Doesn't

Making rubrics effective means using them when they are appropriate - and making suer they are useful for BOTH students and teachers. During this session, participants will see tools to connect rubrics to traditional grades, and how to apply schoolwide rubrics to a variet of tasks. We will also provide tips on how to design rubrics that are more effective up front

[+] Achieving Standards without Standardization

Do you want to reduce your reliance on standardized tests? How do we measure standards (such as many in the Common Core) that require performances? You can participate in an online "calibration" exercise. We will examine student work together against a common rubric, and learn how to come to consensus about what work "meets the standard."

[+] Digital Portfolios for Charter Schools

Charter schools offer distinct approaches to teaching and learning. Digital Portfolios offer charters a way to show how that approach is reflected in the student work. We will see how charters design portfolios that are customized to their approach, and how the portfolios help students and teachers help the school maintain its mission.

[+] W1. Introduction to Digital Portfolios (Elementary or Secondary)

How can you bring your assessments to the 21st Century? These FREE sessions will give you an overview of how Richer Picture® Digital Portfolio systems are used in Elementary and Secondary schools.

  • For Elementary, you'll see samples of portfolios used for tracking literacy over time, using online rubrics and preparing for parent-teacher conferences.
  • For Secondary (middle and high schools), you'll see samples of portfolios used for demonstrating standards, using online rubrics, and prepare student tours to show their readiness for college and career. We will also see how you can use web 2.0 tools (such as online blogs) in a safe and secure way.

Each session gives you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss the professional development and technical support available to all Richer Picture users.

[+] W2a. Rubrics: Common Traps and How to Avoid Them

Many teachers use rubrics -- but are they actually providing better feedback? In this innovative webinar, we will look at common principles of good rubric development and help you apply them to samples from your sites. Learn the common tips and techniques for using rubrics and how to connect rubrics and grades.

This webinar is a companion to "Calibrating a Rubric with Student Work".

[+] W2b. Calibrating a Rubric with Student Work

A "calibration" process is used by many professional assessment groups to make sure that the rubrics are effective, and that scorers are on the same page. Through this workshop, you can bring this process to your school. In this webinar, you and your fellow participants will look at sample student work and score it against a common rubric. This will help you look at the effectiveness of the rubric and determine how it can be improved.

This webinar is a companion to "Rubrics: Common Traps and How to Avoid Them".

[+] W3a. Upgrading Your Assignments: What Makes a Portfolio Worthy Task?

What makes an effective assignment? In this webinar, we will look at what makes an assignment "portfolio-worthy" and have a chance to review your own assignments and get feedback on the spot.

[+] W3b. Curriculum Mapping and Digital Portfolios

How can the feedback loop between curriculum mapping and digital portfolios work seamslessly? In this webinar, you will have an opportunity to see how teachers use curriculum maps to provide feedback on student work.