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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


When analyzing data the team is NOT trying to figure out who is the best teacher. Instead they are trying to figur… https://t.co/Gv88JmJ6tc
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1/15
2020
Come and join us! Always a GREAT conversation with @NWAESC educators!! @SolutionTree #ATAssessment https://t.co/LlSvth4d5M
1/13
2020
A new Solution Tree blog on "Classic Mistakes in Grading Reform ... and How to Avoid Them." Please let me know if y… https://t.co/5XVFsiZVpj
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensJoin @MrDataGuy and the #ATAssessment PLN for the first chat of 2020: Jan. 7 at 8 CT. #saskedchat #cafln #bcedchathttps://t.co/6V4hDes15U
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1/8
2019
Classroom assessment practices are at the center of a learning culture. It is a practice we all embrace through an… https://t.co/0HJADyNc7o
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12/31
2019
@RealARV @GiftedTawk True. So let us begin the modeling. With consistency. And transparency. #IBelieveInTeachers #BeTheChange @GiftedTawk a few more life lessons. https://t.co/yCSwUAir5r @GiftedTawk Heard this last night: Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping those around you feel the pain of… https://t.co/nrIXNLySWy
12/29
2019
@KatieWhite426 thought you’d appreciate @GiftedTawk ‘s creativity! Such cool work! https://t.co/ARwybtyIoL
12/24
2019
Sooo honored to be returning to @DentonAfL ! Can’t wait @sobara ! https://t.co/CEWw8faf4P
12/12
2019
The All Things Assessment Institute is coming to Edmonton Oct 26-28,2020! Save the date! #rvsed @TomSchimmerhttps://t.co/LY6Xk5Q5lP
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensConflict is an unavoidable by-product of collaboration between professionals who are passionate about their work. T… https://t.co/91KprqSgp2
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12/11
2019
These guidelines will help your team frame productive team norms. @cerkens https://t.co/qqyX9aXJKu https://t.co/Rnsjl6rYih
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12/7
2019
Always the right conversation with the AMAZING Twitter Chat #ATAssessment designers @MandyStalets and… https://t.co/e3jMH557cuJoin the next #ATAssessmemt chat in one week. @TJTerryJo is our guest moderator and we are asking “How do I know wh… https://t.co/oZHwpTSCCO
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensWaiting for the day when I can triple like a tweet. If that day were today, this would be the perfect tweet with w… https://t.co/GsZ8QW7ctZTraditional curriculum design focused on lists of what students should know and be able to do. In 2020, educators… https://t.co/VHJ5mHLruC
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12/5
2019
Totally agree @CoryHenwood that today’s testing systems are skewed & missing the bigger picture. We need tomorrow’s… https://t.co/OqYSmMCYNv
11/29
2019
Thanks for the shoutout! I’d add to the list of those to follow: @curriculumblog @TomSchimmer @NicoleDimichhttps://t.co/a8KFssd9lW
11/21
2019
Want to see kids persist in the face of challenging tasks? Hattie (2009) argues that the first step you can take i… https://t.co/8QNIMPy8Nd
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11/20
2019
Way to go, @BlyPrimary, @diane_KerrWerx, @bkbutler_brian, @SallyScooke #PLC4AR !!! Your ‘village’ is strong and y… https://t.co/lFbTn9Ubid
11/19
2019
👁 The purpose of external exams (AP/IB) is to sort students. This is NOT the purpose of classroom assessments. Our… https://t.co/vrRiz0Oc7W
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11/11
2019
I’m so honored to join you once more @eduleadership ! Looking forward to the conversation. #ATAssessment https://t.co/gPKEeLWYOM
11/7
2019
Habits of Instructional Leaders 1) Invest In and Multiply Teacher Leaders 2) Visit Classrooms To Observe Teachi… https://t.co/pb2tYJUESO
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11/4
2019
As always, I’m so honored to be on YOUR list of recommendations @curriculumblog YOU rock in my book! https://t.co/gxxisiN2Mo
11/2
2019
Student: Mrs. Fast, I just came to your office to tell you I’m going to drop out. Me: Ok just sit down & fill out… https://t.co/fuWcHbysG4
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11/1
2019
#ATAssessment Thanks once again @KatieWhite426 and @MandyStalets - you always tag team this so well! You're amazing!#ATAssessment I so agree @ICeeDLee ! When students present their work to the broader community for insights/feedb… https://t.co/097uSMiBTz#ATAssessment A6: I struggle when we overshare our work. I don't need to know how my engine operates to drive my c… https://t.co/wZs2jHJHXg#ATAssessment A6: Ps can help us better understand their Ss needs/assets/desires. They can help us understand how… https://t.co/FhlF5e58SP#ATAssessment A5: POWERFUL to have students collaborate as they examine anonymous samples of work to analyze error… https://t.co/l3swFKPGD8#ATAssessment A5: Ss can be part of co-creating rubrics (even common ones), identifying assess Qs & Tasks to demon… https://t.co/Dc29IJbn1a @dbuckedu I would struggle w/ individual pacing to the extent that I miss YOUR creative ideas on how I can interven… https://t.co/nooeMQHyI8#ATAssessment A4: Instructional agility comes from both precision & flexibility. Our precision is based on clear,… https://t.co/lR2CQUiQbp @mrangelteaches There is a gold standard in writing. We need to define our wrtng rubrics together & practice collab… https://t.co/NawvtI5RwII so agree @brucemellesmoen ! Think of the student who challenged us the most as teachers? THAT student benefits… https://t.co/uReK3VQ4Jv#ATAssessment A3: "Mastery" and "perfection" are not synonymous. Masterful readers skip, modify, or add words when… https://t.co/nUf7uC7SDW#ATAssessment A3: student learning, student learning, student learning... what evidence will give us an accurate a… https://t.co/QGGCfO2vjR#ATAssessment A2: It's also a challenge to find common expectations when using uncommon standards or curriculum.… https://t.co/Md966R51mm#ATAssessment A2: Just worked with a HS math department that realized they don't even use math terms consistently… https://t.co/maCA3mMMSl#ATAssessment A2: Determining the appropriate level of rigor (determined by standard and grade level appropriatenes… https://t.co/yzH75k71yTData in isolation locks in opinions. Data in comparison creates information. The individual challenges in our cla… https://t.co/ZfZ3XB0vT2#ATAssessment A1: We develop our collective assessment literacy as we work together to examine student thinking, e… https://t.co/g33kTmmNoT#ATAssessment A1: We also can develop a laser like focus on what we will be seeking in the evidence that we solici… https://t.co/bA1ifMZ81p#ATAssessment A1: We write better assessments when we examine them from multiple lenses.#ATAssessment Cassandra Erkens checking in from AR tonight where I'm doing the work of Collaborative Common Assessments. I LOVE it!
10/30
2019
Fantastic analogy @leeannjung ! Thanks for addressing the issue. #ATAssessment https://t.co/sCumJB24XE
10/27
2019
@enorris13 I agree with your understanding. PLCs are bigger than just the UDL process and a UDL implementation team… https://t.co/HtmHq5tyRLI agree with your understanding. PLCs are bigger than just the UDL process and a UDL implementation team is not a g… https://t.co/7QCgzav5wq
10/24
2019
@enorris13 I believe they go well together. PLC = how we work together & UDL = the universal designs we create to s… https://t.co/5Q7ngLhZBs
10/23
2019
@SSchweikhard @SSchuhl @mikemattos65 @agbuffum @SolutionTree I’ll try to answer when I can. Tied up until middle of next week.
10/12
2019
Monitoring common formative assessments? Ask: Are they short and focused on a small number of standards? Will the q… https://t.co/gOeft9c6zZ
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10/3
2019
This week Rick DuFour received the Exemplary Service to Public Education Award! Such a wonderful recognition to an… https://t.co/A4Dt4cymKm
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9/28
2019
@KatieWhite426 @LaurenPorosoff @jhweinstein @SolutionTree @MandyStalets @MrDataGuy Pls join chat to explore the mod… https://t.co/taAPQ3ljWx
9/27
2019
If you want to rethink your grading practices as a teacher, a team, or a campus, start with @TomSchimmer. He starts… https://t.co/hF1jDoJd3k
9/25
2019
Students make a difference! We must take care of the world they will inhabit & prepare them to tackle complex issue… https://t.co/zjZN1IKRNi
9/22
2019
On Tuesday, the amazing @MandyStalets leads the next #ATAssessment chat. Please join us at 6PT, 7MT, 8CT, 9 ET. The… https://t.co/jJaNF2ip5V
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensLearn how a toxic work culture can contribute to the failure of collaborative learning and how to combat this toxic… https://t.co/yaiFAJYX0P
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9/14
2019
A must go experience! Thanks @KatieWhite426 @SolutionTree !!! https://t.co/RPxDcMtmgO
9/10
2019
Overcome common struggles encountered by collaborative teams in PLCs with this book written by Professional Learnin… https://t.co/Kc0mdmRBG4
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9/7
2019
TOMORROW! Check out the questions and join us in our back to school chat. @Meffscience @curriculumblog @kenoc7https://t.co/4V4CMObO35
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9/3
2019
Well said @curriculumblog (as always)! Without thoughtful architecture the house falls down! Teaching is not a ‘cha… https://t.co/FDkADYUkfD
8/27
2019
A great conversation for a great start to the 2019-20 school year! https://t.co/h4NlONQmNB @willremmert @KatieWhite426 both power houses! Some of us missed out! https://t.co/wCx6I27yv0
8/24
2019
@NISD fantastic!! Keep rocking it! https://t.co/eJtwQKoI7k
8/20
2019
This PLN is AWESOME! Join us! We hope to ’see’ you there for an amazing conversation! #ATAssessment #ATAssesshttps://t.co/zRTColBBI1 @micwalker odd. . . I got this message without following you. But, to be certain, I followed you. Can you send me your email address?
8/18
2019
Watch for a strand of blog posts this year regarding modern assessment accurate design and effective use from TOP a… https://t.co/XCYbVfIUrUMark your calendars. The first #ATAssessment (formerly #ATAssess) Chat of the school year starts on Tuesday, Sept.… https://t.co/Ovjn1WV5DE
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensRetesting: Retest by target - not whole assessment, not the same assessment, not a harder assessment. Same target(… https://t.co/GMQj1XFUfJ
8/17
2019
@micwalker pm your email address please for more thorough answer. @micwalker @Caroline_2420 @SolutionTree the woes listed in article suggest other more appropriate systems are missi… https://t.co/DVfeSEiZYpRetesting: Ss who need to 'do again' need HOPE. Re-engaging in learning should not be pedantic, tedious, painful or… https://t.co/YyF6PuUEmm
8/16
2019
Explore the seven critical competencies necessary for success in the 21st century with Growing Tomorrow’s Citizens… https://t.co/o87JbgP3mN
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensRetesting: ReENGAGE Ss in learning (new ways) b4 retesting. If Ss didn’t learn it with direct instruction, they pr… https://t.co/0UDHQVkYje
8/15
2019
Hope you can join me in Atlanta, GA (Sept. 30 - Oct. 1) for the 2-day "Grading from the Inside Out" Institute.… https://t.co/oiSokFRI1a
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensRetesting: It’s fair to give Ss a 2nd chance in a compulsory based system where motivation is a factor. And it’s f… https://t.co/RLwUbPjODf
8/14
2019
A favorite: "Effective formative assessment informs us about changes we [as educators] need to make; not just the c… https://t.co/rXXVx8u93XExactly! https://t.co/3U837OxM5oRetesting: ‘Faster’ isn’t smarter when measuring student learning. It’s more convenient for Ts, but it isn’t smart… https://t.co/31ReRmyW1s
8/13
2019
Hey #atAssess PLN. We are changing our hashtag for clarity this year. Help us by tagging your tweets with… https://t.co/lEYTej5PcC
Retweeted by Cassandra ErkensRetesting: ‘AGAIN' means 'A Gain' for BOTH students AND teachers! Everyone gets another chance to ‘get it right.’… https://t.co/FTCdmo5nRe
8/12
2019
#ATAssess community - I’ll send a tweet a day this week with the new hashtag. Hope you’ll join our efforts to foll… https://t.co/qtFqrzYrcJHey #ATAssess community ~ Please join our efforts to move our hashtag to #ATAssessment and let’s leverage the chang… https://t.co/139qYP6ak4
8/11
2019
Awwwww, thanks for the shoutout @curriculumblog ! https://t.co/OKYoOM7I75
8/8
2019
Explore the seven critical competencies necessary for success in the 21st century with Growing Tomorrow’s Citizens… https://t.co/SpyDgYxC0a
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7/24
2019
Did you miss the sold out Assessment & Grading event? Here’s another option - same messaging, same comprehensive lo… https://t.co/lz5G8MWZEq
7/3
2019
@NewLeefLLC @kenoc7 see also Adlai Stevenson in Lincolnshire IL (https://t.co/5fUxwMt80g) and Pine Forest HS in Esc… https://t.co/yqnei9StT0
6/29
2019
Thanks @bo_PLC ! I hope it is worth the wait! Please use the tools and make them even better! @SolutionTreehttps://t.co/wTv27IMA6s
6/21
2019
If you missed the fantastic Grading and Assessment conference with @SolutionTree , you can still join the conversat… https://t.co/qoIyYpvi5c
6/20
2019
@booksmith924 thanks for the shoutout! So honored to be working with you! @SolutionTree https://t.co/sQ2yeVid5J
6/19
2019
@freeseframe912 @TomSchimmer @ELT247365 @SSchuhl @tguskey @robertjmarzano @SolutionTree Getting ready for a fabulou… https://t.co/DrQrbXT8OpLooking forward to it! Honored to present alongside this amazing team! @TomSchimmer @cerkens @ELT247365 @SSchuhlhttps://t.co/w73YVZmEon
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6/18
2019
Join me and @MandyStalets one week from today at 8pm CT for the final #atAssess of the school year. The questions w… https://t.co/bUjznIM7ZP
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6/12
2019
Wow! It’s here! You’ve all worked so hard to build this thoughtful Leading By Design program. It’ll be awesome.… https://t.co/DIj73J5spg
6/8
2019
Great Idea @howie_hua! Thanks for sharing A Strategy for Reducing Math Test Anxiety https://t.co/hmrkILRnkUhttps://t.co/NtpD8wXKMA
6/7
2019
The Instructional Leader Manifesto (NEW) https://t.co/NzFPzYgZSB via @ASCD InService by Dr. Steven Weber #atplchttps://t.co/pczEbdXX6W
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6/4
2019
Still time to register & join me, @cerkens @NicoleVagle @MandyStalets & @sobara in Long Beach, CA (Aug. 5-7) for th… https://t.co/zFtOQuWfQs
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5/29
2019
Provide the hope survey to a group of learners to take anonymously in order to gauge the degree of hopefulness pres… https://t.co/y9XUS8FeDU
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5/24
2019
I am so excited to learn from other amazing colleagues and share my own leadership experiences at this important co… https://t.co/kVgZihvhEP
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5/23
2019

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