Next week I am going to training on Standards Based Grading to learn how to enter it into our grading system. We have a choice next year as to whether we want to do Standards Based Grading or not. Then the following year everyone will have to use SBG. My department decided to get trained and jump right in this school year. This is going to be quite a learning curve for me as I have graded using percentages and standard tests and quizzes for 28 years! This summer I am going to be busy reading all the great blogs out there with info for SBG. (Please put some positive vibes out there for me that my head will not explode during the training from overload:)
The last week of June I am taking a course on Geometer's Sketchpad. I have wanted to learn how to use this but just haven't had the time to sit down and do it myself. I sometimes have to pay someone to make me actually take time to look at it. I am excited about using this program. One of my goals for next year is to incorporate more technology into my classroom, so this is one of the programs I am going to use to do that.
My posts over the summer are going to be short because summer is just crazy. I'll be putting up some foldables that I will collate into a unit at the end of July to get ready for school. Here is one on made for writing repeating decimals as fractions.
Click here for the outside, inside and practice page for the foldable.
Til next time,