Register today for our HCPD summer workshop on August 24, from 9 am to 3 pm, when author and assessment specialist Rick Wormeli will present “Principals and Practicalities” in which we identify fundamental elements of formative assessment and contrast them with elements of summative judgment. During this day-long workshop, Wormeli will emphasize how clear and consistent evidence over time and the use of effective rubrics can help teachers figure out:

  • what’s important to teach;
  • how to give descriptive feedback;
  • why it is important to correlate assessments to objectives;
  • how to apply dozens of formative assessment techniques; and
  • how to design effective rubrics that identify what is most important.

Don’t miss this insightful workshop on formative assessment, descriptive feedback and summative judgment to enhance your assessment practice!

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick Wormeli brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which includes 36 years of teaching math, science, English, physical education, health and history, as well as coaching teachers and principals. He is the author of the award-winning book, “Meet Me in the Middle,” as well as the best-selling books, “Day One and Beyond,” “Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom,” “Differentiation: From Planning to Practice,” “Metaphors & Analogies: Power Tools for Teaching any Subject,” as well as “Summarization in any Subject.”  His book, “The Collected Writings (So Far) of Rick Wormeli: Crazy Good Stuff I Learned about Teaching Along the Way,” is a collection of his published articles, guest blogs and more. His classroom practice is a showcase for ASCD’s best-selling series, “At Work in the Differentiated Classroom.” He is a seasoned veteran of many international Web casts and is Disney’s American Teacher Awards 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation.  He won the 2008 James P. Garvin award from the New England League of Middle Schools for Teaching Excellence, Service and Leadership. He has been a consultant for National Public Radio, USA Today, Court TV and the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural Partners Program and their search for the Giant Squid.

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