Announcements & Selected Archives
Post Aurora Institute Presentation: Deeper Competency-Based Learning: Making Equitable, Student-Centered, Sustainable Shifts (November 10, 2020)
Aurora Institute Book Club Presentation: Deeper Competency-Based Learning (October 26, 2020)
Aurora Institute Presentation: "Tools for Measuring Self-Direction Skills" (October 28, 2020)
Karin Hess is co-author of two new books published in 2020.
Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction & Assessment, K-6. Click here to read more...
Karin's Calendar - Schedule a Book Study or Virtual PD
- Assessment Strategies for Student Self-Monitoring (Chapter 4 excerpt, Deeper Competency-Based Learning)
- Create an Infographic as an alternative to summarizing/using data. Students can view a How to video.
- Virtual Portfolio Defense Toolkit - posted by Envision Learning Partners
March 2019 (article/webinar) - Rethinking formative assessment: Use learning progressions to fuel student success
Featured Kid Tools
April 2020 - The "What I Need to Do" Rubric for Reflection and Goal Setting
When students understand the expectations - or success criteria - for a given performance task, they are better able to self-monitor their own progress. I developed the “What I need to do” rubrics by stripping away all performance levels except PROFICIENT and making them student interactive (Hess, 2018, Module 3). Download a goal-setting example.
April 2019 - Published in ASCD Express: Deepening Student Understanding with Collaborative Discourse
Featured Instructional Strategies