With David Nagel
Dates: February 6, 13, 27, March 5
Target Audience: K-12 Educators
Fee: $75/$125 (Level 1/Level 2)
No cost for: BSSD, Kodiak, Kuspuk, Nenana, Nome and Petersburg Educators
One optional university credit: $164
It is not what we teach or how we teach, but how we think about our teaching that matters most. So what and how should we think about our teaching? The answer: making learning visible. We must continuously make learning visible in our schools and classrooms so that we can evaluate the impact of our teaching on students’ learning. This type of deliberate thinking is known as evaluative thinking and is the focus of this webinar series.
Making learning visible and engaging in evaluative thinking helps ensure that each student makes at least one year’s worth of growth for each year of school. The educational research conducted by John Hattie is collected in the Visible Learning database, which identifies what has the potential to work best in teaching and learning. However, moving from potential to impact requires us to move from deliberate thinking to engaging deliberate practices in our schools and classrooms.
Join us for an amazing series of learning where we will move beyond Visible Learning as a ranking system or checklist, and move towards using it as a way of thinking about our role as evaluators of our impact. We will unpack the latest findings from the Visible Learning database so that we can engage in deliberate practices around what content, ideas, and skills we want our students to know, understand, and do.
Dave Nagel is an educational consultant and researcher. His educational career started as a middle school science and high school biology teacher. His administrative experiences include serving as a middle school assistant principal, high school associate principal, and director of extended day and credit recovery programs. He has worked specifically with schools in implementing: prioritizing standards, common formative assessments, building authentic performance tasks, effective use of scoring guides, data teams, rigorous curriculum design, and effective grading practices. Dave is the author of Effective Grading Practices for Secondary Teachers (Corwin).