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Assessment for Good, a podcast from the Center for Collaborative Education, grapples with our experiences with traditional, and often oppressive, educational assessment practices. What if we could design assessments that help us understand what our students know and can do while ensuring love and compassion are not lost in the process? Our podcast explores what Assessment for Good looks like in schools and classrooms, so we can change assessment for good.
How little cartoon petz led to a community that fostered female website designers and modders.
Rather than exploring ancient tombs and fighting monsters, the lens through which most video games have explored the archaeology profession, you (along with your robot, Six) are tracking down a missing scientist by deciphering what appears to be a true to life, functioning ancient language.
A narrative adventure largely driven by translating a fictional language, Heaven’s Vault is something new for inkle, creators of popular narrative adventure games like Around the World in 80 Days and Sorcery!
From military veterans to Space Popes, these folks are making 'EVE Online's' vast space a little more welcoming.
At Pyne Arts Magnet School in Lowell, MA, students are completing performance assessments at every grade level and finding their voices.
Performance assessment implementation is a years-long commitment. It's generally good practice to see what folks who've already embarked on this journey have been doing, and below you'll find pertinent advice on performance assessment and design from educators in our MCIEA districts.
Attleboro High School, a member of MCIEA Cohort 1, has made great strides in Quality Performance Assessment implementation. See how they did it.
Summer may be fast approaching, but it’s not time to close the book on the 2018 - 2019 school year just yet. Students aren’t the only people who’ve learned something in the classroom. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on lessons educators themselves have learned over the past few months, and a time for teachers to gather and pinpoint successes and challenges to better prepare for the year ahead.
The Boston Collaboratory School is a new, fully developed school model that seeks to empower Boston students through mindfulness practices and flexible, collaborative learning. All it needs is a place to call home.
“We want to see kids value themselves. I think it's about honoring the strengths that all kids have so that we can support them in feeling good about their assets." The Essex County Learning Community brings teachers together to create better learning experiences for students with learning differences.
The spark generated by performance assessments is catching at every grade level at Lincoln Elementary. If you want to see the true power of innovative assessments, simply talk to the folks who are in the thick of it, our students and teachers.