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Long Overdue Wheeling 360 Update

I don’t know about you, but February felt like a blur…and I cannot believe that we are already in the month of March. I have done a horrible job keeping you all updated on the happenings of Wheeling 360. But that doesn’t mean that our teams haven’t been working! So much has been going on, so I am going to give you a snapshot of each team.

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Posted in LEAD

Making the Jump to SBG

We have officially entered into fall, and our feet are metaphorically “wet” with Standards Based Grading. This Tuesday, the LEAD team met and discussed our progress towards our building goals in both heterogenous and homogenous groups. Many of these conversations focused around SBG: How is it going? What has changed in your class? How are you managing your grade book? What successes have you had? Challenges? 

Jamie Karavouzis had some powerful insights into how to make this system work in her grade book. Like many, she has an “essential skills” category set up, and in this category, there are just 5 assignments (1 for each essential skill). The students have several attempts to show mastery of each skill. As they progress, their grade for this single assignment changes (instead of her just adding grade after grade and computing an average). Continue reading “Making the Jump to SBG”

Posted in PREPARE

Prepare Team and Redefining Ready!

The Prepare Team is the one team I am not officially on, and I couldn’t make the meeting this week, so I asked Barry to blog about it! Here is a quick update from the Prepare Team.

Becky K gave me the chance to guest blog.  It was a nice request.  But I rarely do this kind of writing so I will just head right into the what teachers want and need to know about the Wheeling 360 prepare team meeting on 9/20.  Continue reading “Prepare Team and Redefining Ready!”