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Cassandra Erkens @cerkens Minneapolis MN

Education Author, Speaker, Owner Anam Cara Consulting, PLC/Assessment Associate with Solution Tree and co-leader of the Solution Tree Assessment Center

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Joined Twitter 8/26/10


A fantastic list of things to consider if teaching anyone remotely. https://t.co/hSAMBOE9QL #ATAssessment #saskedchat
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensRead this: A thought-provoking case for assessment with structure. #ATAssessment #bcedchat #saskedchat https://t.co/AfP5oR1kR8
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensAnother great post by a great Assessment Thought Leader - Thanks, @KatieWhite426 for adding such rich contributions… https://t.co/kJycozf8QO
8/11
2020
Belief is not a small thing - it is the beginning of getting to equity and solving complex problems. Beliefs under… https://t.co/ivDwhp1uMYLet’s put it all on the table and ask ourselves audacious questions. Getting to Equity is not easy. Let’s check o… https://t.co/ihk3xqH0cpThe cost of inequity is great - the impact is long term, the repercussions are profound and the reverberations touc… https://t.co/nXeLplhTRy"How many more are there?” How do we hold each other collectively accountable to address inequities in education w… https://t.co/uKfyS84DKN“To close achievement gaps we must double down on instructional practices that are proven to accelerate learning.”… https://t.co/EEJy9fxWvy
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensI love how @mrscienceteach is so concerned about what Ss can do with the tech options we put before them and how mu… https://t.co/hb05gOZQ03Watching @mrscienceteach breakout about digital tools. Love how he set up how to choose the (few) best tools for a… https://t.co/LCNT8dkLL3
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensLove the idea of putting ‘well checks’ into the quizizz to make certain Ss are okay and even enjoying the learning… https://t.co/gcabIKHCeMLet’s make the questions engaging and meaningful so Ss CHOSE to opt IN to our learning experiences! & let’s use ?s… https://t.co/BKBTPTXFlf @mrscienceteach is right-assessment & testing are not synonymous. We need more ASSESSMENT in a remote environment,… https://t.co/OSDbDa6WTJGREAT point, @mrscienceteach ! Time and effort is a ‘cost’ too. Start with your learning outcome and THEN find th… https://t.co/9Xqtx78qJsTools for tools sake do not forward the learning. @mrscienceteach suggests you maintain optimistic skepticism. Lo… https://t.co/ySkyHSt5gnYES! We increase collective efficacy when we work collaboratively to solve truly complex challenges so we can succ… https://t.co/PTT74mmNLYI’m loving the new ideas for interactive slides. I have so much more to learn - the world is exploding with great… https://t.co/a2N29cHiuUI’ve used Hyperdocs for remote learning and I’ve fallen in love with 1) organizing the big picture, 2) developing e… https://t.co/CjnVrs2Io3 @mrscienceteach & @plugusin are making it ‘real’ with some great strategies to help educators in a pivot situation… https://t.co/jwTC9T3tFvLet’s rise to the challenge and guarantee our students learn at the highest levels. In a PLC, we study best practi… https://t.co/NM0Q1iYevSIt’s time to shift from ‘emergency learning’ to ‘remote teaching.’ We can continue to reinvent ourselves quickly a… https://t.co/4mT4MPWM4JWe’ve got this. We had to pivot to remote learning suddenly in the past and we will likely need to do it again. Le… https://t.co/iBLElS1wEDHey, remote educators - our team is SO grateful you are here today for a rich conversation. We’d LOVE to hear from… https://t.co/j5R2ONSuzl
8/10
2020
Visit this site to view today’s and many other fabulous international panel discussions with an eye to fostering hu… https://t.co/xH7Vz4N9GgDon’t miss your chance to live chat with experts during @SolutionTree’s 1-day virtual #RemoteTeaching Institute.… https://t.co/J72kG1Y83e
Retweeted by Cassandra Erkens"Can we create spaces where it is safe to take intellectual risks, to think deeply, to construct new knowledge and… https://t.co/0jqu0rob2C
Retweeted by Cassandra Erkens"I think the ends and the means have to switch places. We used to use skills to learn content, and now we need cont… https://t.co/ClBCW8qx1j
Retweeted by Cassandra Erkens"It's really up to us as educators to try to figure out what's the best #Assessment."@CErkens Assessment Architect,… https://t.co/2t31EpoVht
Retweeted by Cassandra Erkens"We as #Educators should show students what productive struggle looks like and how to work your way through it."… https://t.co/4XixBdycc9
Retweeted by Cassandra Erkens"If we want kids to be able to take intellectual risks and make mistakes, we have to stop grading everything that m… https://t.co/m0cii27PHS
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensWhat an absolute honor to engage in international dialogue with experts who care deeply about lifelong learning!… https://t.co/9hCjCdGJBy
8/8
2020
I’d love to learn WITH you! Please join this important conversation! https://t.co/HKPML1jZzm
8/7
2020
Powerful, inspirational, and motivating. Even from the grave, Lewis calls us to be our BEST selves. Let us push u… https://t.co/KL0dskry7I
7/31
2020
Loving the early relationship building, intro to digital tools, and flexible pivots btwn synchronized and asynchro… https://t.co/eizse70txlWondering why the American Academy of Pediatrics says we should open schools, but when I take my kid to the pediatr… https://t.co/l3NaE2aHOE
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7/24
2020
Fantastic line up! Great insights and supports for #remotelearning You won’t want to miss it. Thanks… https://t.co/LkrTyG6LfS
7/23
2020
Man. I just watched @JacquieHeller talk about remote teaching in the primary grades and learned a ton! She's prese… https://t.co/tuj6jxo283
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7/22
2020
We still have to get our Ss to ‘on grade level’ status at the end of this next year. Whether F to F or remote this… https://t.co/8zEulKtBI8Thanks for the shout out, @curriculumblog ! This post is still a staple when helping teachers rethink assessment pr… https://t.co/hgqKxfkhXw
7/21
2020
#covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree @Regina_Owens We can not just build it and expect Ss to come. We must bu… https://t.co/12DmJSHeXX#covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree @Regina_Owens Infrastructure (done well) can INSPIRE and ILLUMINATE our e… https://t.co/6kjYRkM9aH#covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree @Regina_Owens Examine our beliefs and behaviors - what must we make expli… https://t.co/xXzS0Kpyel#covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree @Regina_Owens BELIEF is not a small thing. It is the beginning of possibility!" Digital tools don't ensure equity for learners in a remote environment. TEACHERS ensure equity for learners in re… https://t.co/NV7PQlLfvh
Retweeted by Cassandra Erkens#covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree @Regina_Owens Living in the grey - we don’t have to have all the answers… https://t.co/tEkOMFALLa#covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree “Education is the great equalizer.” Dr. Rick DuFour. If not us, then WH… https://t.co/8HDLLYfKLRThe costs of inequity are so much greater FOR EVERYONE than just the finances, resources, or access points.… https://t.co/NxRNvAzahg#covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree @Regina_Owens "Collectively, we must be accountable for how we serve the least of them” Yes! @AMGluck1 #covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree Let’s not overwhelm struggling Ss. Let’s focus, proactively co… https://t.co/g9Xa29SGtJ @AMGluck1 #covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree We need to be interdependent as we help struggling Ss perform… https://t.co/8JAiKXwblL @AMGluck1 #covidslide #remoteteaching @SolutionTree What artifacts do we have to prove we believe all kids can lea… https://t.co/C940Mu7eEhSo true…. @SolutionTree #covidslide @mrscienceteach @plugusin https://t.co/pFckM4voDy#covidslide ⁦@SolutionTree⁩ We know what to do. Let’s work together to make our efforts manageable, focused, flex… https://t.co/NVqniSOMX5#covidslide ⁦@SolutionTree⁩ @plugusin and @mrscienceteach are offering great strategies, tips, tools, and examples… https://t.co/y5dPXW8DNS#covidslide ⁦@SolutionTree⁩ @plugusin @mrscienceteach We know what we need to do. Let’s function as PLCs. Want to… https://t.co/K2yfURCvnT#covidslide ⁦@SolutionTree⁩ @plugusin @mrscienceteach Educators DO refuse to give up on Kids! We will persist AND… https://t.co/Dhnca736Hz#covidslide ⁦@SolutionTree⁩ @plugusin @mrscienceteach Flexibility will be key to our success in reopening schools.… https://t.co/lM73aPcFpF#covidslide Getting the Remote Teaching Institute rolling.. Way to go @SolutionTree !It promises to be a GREAT read from two outstanding educators! I know I plan to check it out….. #ATAssessmenthttps://t.co/WQS6u4z0NY
7/17
2020
So excited about the remote teaching institutes! I previewed the practical and insightful sessions, and I really h… https://t.co/CDdbE8w690
7/16
2020
GREAT advice @cjakicic ! https://t.co/G8zxNBq7St
7/15
2020
When I find myself in tough conversations, when I am being held accountable, when I am called to unlearn, relearn,… https://t.co/0vVsdkk1xs
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7/12
2020
Well put, @TomSchimmer. It is nothing short of tragic: learners already traumatized by missing friends & school, fe… https://t.co/Ri2x5j6g8d
7/10
2020
Honored to be part of the Remote Teaching virtual institute! Previews of the presentations are outstanding! Sessi… https://t.co/bvOEtfqMUs9 Ways Online Teaching Should be Different from Face-to-Face | Cult of Pedagogy https://t.co/i5cngGMu8l
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensThanks for the shoutout, Chris @cjakicic ! I previewed yours as well and I love it! You offer helpful tips and gr… https://t.co/zNS9MTRh8J
7/9
2020
Thanks for the shoutout @plugusin ! I’ve tried to fill it with ideas, tools, and resources to help. I’m excited! https://t.co/8moh2lcv0bLet’s increase tolerance for all diverse learning needs and eradicate tolerance for negative opinions of learners.… https://t.co/LsEv8p7VoOAll educators (self included) must adopt a growth mindset about ALL learners (of all ages), constantly & carefully… https://t.co/OJiCUYVOtm
7/7
2020
July 16-17 Solution Tree’s Cassandra Erkens: Collaborative Common Assessments-NOW a Virtual Class. Register:… https://t.co/8RUVzM2nlJ
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6/27
2020
It was an honor to work with @NEISD_PD! Best wishes on this important work. You’ve got this! https://t.co/IowxsH2LxNI'M ALL IN! I will continue to oppose racism & hate. I appreciate the nomination @TomSchimmer. I'm asking the follo… https://t.co/ztQMPQCqMa
6/11
2020
"The research in implicit bias is very clear: we don't treat everyone the same. This is especially critical for tea… https://t.co/GX4D3lmsaU
Retweeted by Cassandra Erkens"I want to speak directly to the young men and women of color in this country who have witnessed too much violence… https://t.co/ImqBAW1crk
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensExcellent quotes @JadiMiller . Thanks for sharing! https://t.co/YTr0juBwNg
6/4
2020
I wrote out some thoughts on how to make this moment a real turning point to bring about real change––and pulled to… https://t.co/XALZHP1MMb
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6/2
2020
Couldn’t have said it better, @JadiMiller ! Shout out to @NicoleDimich for the powerful wrap up of a GREAT… https://t.co/jo6TcOxAy3Please help fellow educator @steveclark414 with his pandemic poll! https://t.co/N1iIPJ3rmW
5/27
2020
Yet another FANTASTIC Minding the Gap Webinar from @SolutionTree Thanks @jeeneemarie @heatherlfriz and @kildeer96 f… https://t.co/jtRulRq5kE
5/21
2020
I have been talking about this book for the past five weeks. It reminds me of what matters most when making assessm… https://t.co/NjrSQJTu0g
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5/18
2020
Shout out to @TomSchimmer for another thoughtful and inspirational twitter chat! Woot, Woot! You always do an ama… https://t.co/sRiwFsCQGaSOOOO YES! Love this @realawsmith We need to be checking in w/ Ss, receiving feedback, especially now!… https://t.co/As1hQMiiXeA5: oral & written feedback still work well with online options! So many great tech tools to help with that today.… https://t.co/L6KQBpsJ6hA4: More proficient Ss sometimes just need a prompt or cue for feedback that can tickle a deeper investigation or j… https://t.co/kELQ07dhyCA3: Novice learners might benefit from more FtoF feedback with opportunities to ask Q and get more explanation. The… https://t.co/TRFvyolEU9Q2: Encouragement is not enough to keep students on the growth pathway. Feedback must be employed in a system whe… https://t.co/sfLVYavv7BToo true @lorimacdon! Ss should know more about their strengths then weaknesses along the way. https://t.co/klvq3XTYM7A1: 1st, feedback is contextual so one size doesn’t fit all. 2nd, timely, specific, and even ‘constructive’ feedb… https://t.co/Llk73sCXkeCassandra Erkens, MN. Preferences for feedback are contextual, but I usually love all of the opportunities to grow… https://t.co/WqcwzyHNz6Curious about the best ways to monitor student learning through modern assessments? Come join the conversation at… https://t.co/hCTxdvFTU4
5/13
2020
@JigsGarey888 Absolutely! Best wishes.... @JigsGarey888 and here's the choir video: South Kingstown Advanced Choir presentation - https://t.co/siLbB0BAtN @JigsGarey888 Sure! Sorry it took me so long to see this.... Here's the celebration video: https://t.co/dkyQPTOJVS @JigsGarey888 Did you find the link to the videos in that chat? Would you still like me to send them?A Note of Gratitude: The week is done, but our appreciation is UNDYING! #TeacherAppreciationWeek @SolutionTree https://t.co/qXwLSlkprC
5/8
2020
Looking to have a robust conversation about the most meaningful and accurate ways to grade learning? Consider atte… https://t.co/JJAEaM35FR
5/6
2020
Profound gratitude for all teachers! Thank you for the monumental effort and incredible care you are providing stud… https://t.co/ly2GPOxn9l
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5/5
2020
So YES! @CraigLCarson #ATAssessment https://t.co/kuNtw2dYDbIMO if we are averaging grades during COVID19, we are grading privilege & opportunity. Now is the time to be focuse… https://t.co/DOUIM8suMz
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5/4
2020
Awesome team! Thanks for all you are doing @SolutionTree to keep people safe while providing responsive, profession… https://t.co/ICC5uNhIFX
5/2
2020

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