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K-12 educational leadership, assessment and grading

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@plugusin @ctimbrown Trade = excellent idea! @plugusin @ctimbrown Where and when can I send my money?Regent research finds $11.8 billion impact in Iowa by state’s public universities https://t.co/TGmvSoqI7D
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11/15
2019
Excellent opportunity for Iowa (and perhaps midwest) educators interested in standards-based grading. #sblchat https://t.co/dnaWsElrtJAfter studying coaching for more than 20 years, expert @jimknight99 concludes that "recognizing & honoring teacher… https://t.co/UGGZhQRuZg
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11/14
2019
@jonbecker Lemme know what you find out. #HigherEdChat @adibbleia Always learning, Mrs. Dibble! Rock on. @johnccarver As humans, we revert back to the status quo. Educators, too. See Lortie’s apprenticeship of observation theory. @johnccarver @tes @CCSSO @thomascmurray @teachergoals *so* you know.. @johnccarver @tes @CCSSO @thomascmurray @teachergoals Like it! Smell the cheese often do you know when it’s getting moldy.
11/13
2019
Getting a kick out of the conversation in tonight’s principalship class around the mantras “Hope is not a strategy”… https://t.co/ct3Bz1t1Qh
11/12
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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11/10
2019
@JoshKunnath @theeSCATologist I can get behind that thinking. @JoshKunnath @theeSCATologist Makes sense to me. It could get hairy when considering various state’s 21st century… https://t.co/vqKnn9PPLh @theeSCATologist @JoshKunnath Happy to talk more about the specifics sometime. Let me know if you’re interested in… https://t.co/7Xz5EPPcxJ @theeSCATologist @JoshKunnath The intent is to grade (communicate) behaviors separately from academic learning. Beh… https://t.co/4huZgAu1Qp
11/9
2019
Wasn’t planned, but both decked out in @WartburgCollege gear today for next steps writing project meeting with… https://t.co/zhtyXw14ab @JoshKunnath Another perspective would be separating the communication of learning from effort/behavior/participation. Preach it, Dr K!Anticipating a Second Wave of Standards-Based Grading Implementation and Understanding the Potential Barriers: Perc… https://t.co/mg8vfwCko9
11/8
2019
@jennischauf :) @truebluehes I am wondering today if a school leaders ability to coach is in someway related to his or her ability… https://t.co/kbkez6Iua5 @JacobVanScoyoc Now that’s a perspective I can get behind!!👍There are special education services, but there are no special education students. ALL students are general educat… https://t.co/8jLjlA8Jkd
Retweeted by Matt Townsley @jenschnor Any connections between categories and the state standards? @Mark_M_Lane @MR_EHN @HuchHouse Looking forward to seeing this, Mark! @steve1peterson Appreciate hearing that perspective, Steve. Thank you. @Mark_M_Lane @MR_EHN @HuchHouse Any distinguishable differences between the rigor of content assessed on iReady and… https://t.co/AfdQmxNAQZ @MR_EHN @HuchHouse How much value should we be placing on a fast (pun intended) 2 minute reading screening assessme… https://t.co/oglCkn0kN3 @MR_EHN @HuchHouse How are your staff viewing the uses of screeners such as FAST vs ISASP? @jelatham @PrincipalKelley How aligned (if at all) are these domains with our state standards? @Mark_M_Lane Agree! Is this view enhanced or changed at all, re: ISASP vs Iowa Assessments? @PrincipalKelley Tell me there is an item analysis coming in the future! @jdaggett11 Disappointing results? Disappointed with the information provided by the assessments? Both?
11/7
2019
@J_Litterer714 @HuchHouse Count on it, JL! #UNIEdLead @HuchHouse Not that I have seen. Was hoping that maybe some individual buildings or districts had a perspective on… https://t.co/9OPhn3OqtT @JasonToenges Interesting. How about the writing score?Iowa educators: what are your big takeaways from the I lSASP assessment results so far? #iaedchat #IaEdFutureThinking about taking your career to the next level? We would love to have you join our Fall 2020 principalship gra… https://t.co/IjxCciknom
11/6
2019
UNI program equips students with skills to tackle literacy issues https://t.co/2GbEW4TsFJ @21cchristopher Winner! @ScottMcNamara12 Oh, no!!
11/5
2019
UNI-DMACC agreement makes it easier for Des Moines area students to become Panthers! #DiscoverUNIhttps://t.co/I3elQFrorS
Retweeted by Matt Townsley @johnccarver Hit me up with your framework sometime in its current draft! @JennBinis @RRSnyder7 Dr. Snyder’s ongoing research is legit, that’s for sure.Tonight in EDLEAD 6282: guest speaker @RRSnyder7 on teacher resistance (?) to change; mushrooms and Kung Fu Fightin… https://t.co/9fr42kRFYD @johnccarver @Getting_Smart @machinelearnflx @USNewsEducation @NEH_Education @Software4Ed @edhacked @web20classroomhttps://t.co/TNeeYWQpFM @johnccarver @Getting_Smart @machinelearnflx @USNewsEducation @NEH_Education @Software4Ed @edhacked @web20classroomhttps://t.co/c9cbwVUdzF @MrTravisSprague Big time!
11/4
2019
“Starting the conversation about grading” is a goto resource https://t.co/isrCioYzGF #sblchat https://t.co/zftyB40VaYTruth be told, I was on a tight schedule Friday, otherwise I would have added a @DMChristian stop while in the metr… https://t.co/bAvELKpdzQ
11/3
2019
@johnccarver Yes! @BlueSkunkBlog Looking forward to reading this one, Doug!Indeed, digital tools itself are not the answer. https://t.co/JRWAIaRKSL @WEatMV So fun!!
11/2
2019
@IWasHerky @HeartlandAEA @jill_janes @Hyman40 @Jill_Isley @darcinewcomb @BooneToreadors Nice meeting you today, Kris! @duffy_mj Impressive coverage! @jonbecker Seems like a Google is a lot like academics - Always plenty of data, but never enough time to do anything with it @Sunk_87 Thank you for reading, Jon @corynikkel - off topic of education, however thinking you might appreciate this type of wiring. https://t.co/BbqPQ8zAX5 @MikeHerdliska @jdplyons @mikemattos65 @ctimbrown TOO COOL! And the tradition continues: attending a @SolutionTreehttps://t.co/sj3Y4sW0Bz @herz6kids @GCBelementary @JessicaGoodenow impressive, Mr. Herzberg. @chazzbones @corynikkel :) @erinbbird The warm drinks were very much appreciated!!! @corynikkel Heading to the Des Moines ‘burbs!A strong endorsement for one of the major tenets of standards-based grading: providing students multiple opportunit… https://t.co/jlmkGCm6bw
11/1
2019
SAVE THE DATE! Join Dr. Tamika La Salle @TPLaSalle, Keynote Speaker, at the 2019 UNI's Education Summit… https://t.co/nbDJdOsKjc
Retweeted by Matt Townsley @Meffscience Likewise, Steve!Good afternoon @HeartlandAEA school leaders! Looking forward to working with some of you tomorrow at Standards-Bas… https://t.co/katZk4PIbVCan I get an AMEN? Do. Not. Ever. take a kid out of core to give them Tier 2 or Tier 3 OR special education servic… https://t.co/GhJ79ihsof
Retweeted by Matt TownsleyTwo times this week: “Hey, we’re a *secondary* school with a group of eager leaders ready to move towards standards… https://t.co/K8dOQGkFbb @TDruve13 You have email, Mr. Druvenga! @TDruve13 I will send you an email, Travis.
10/31
2019
Proud of our work together, @tombuckmiller & @rm_coop Anticipating a Second Wave of Standards-Based Grading Impleme… https://t.co/cT1exzxyAF @corynikkel @chazzbones 1st or 2nd order change - what do you think?!
10/30
2019
@MoserEmily2 @JSerravallo @julsmithjulie @JenOHare2 @MrsEwald_1C Wow!!!!!! #soloncsd @mikekaechele @jonbecker Looking forward to reading this. Thank you, Mike.TEDxNormal Speaker: Time To Remove Points From Grading https://t.co/qw39BhurqW #sblchat @jaycpercell @jonbecker Thank you. I will take a look. @gerryswan2 Now I’m interested in learning more @gerryswan2 What are the “three rules” of trying SBG?
10/29
2019
Spontaneously asked three undergraduates’ perceptions towards standards-based grading today (I work in a college of… https://t.co/VzrHGSUc0Z @segal_tracey Yes!! @twaincounselor @marialantz7 @DMschools Hey, Eric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you, sir. I owe you a pack of sixlets for this information. @jlSurratt We’re thinking alike, Mrs. Surratt! (And I’m sure your teachers are looking for MORE to do/implement :)… https://t.co/BqtKVylySQ @KayAAugustine Thank you! @townsleyaj @marialantz7 @DMschools @PanoramaEd Smart! @marialantz7 Duly noted.Likewise, Dave. Thankfully there have been a ton of gracious people willing to answer our newbie questions.… https://t.co/hgkiedS0Vo @townsleyaj @marialantz7 @DMschools @PanoramaEd Very interesting. Sort of goes against the “universal screener” as… https://t.co/bl1KatEGvQWho knew…the New York State Education Department has a social and emotional learning definition and framework… https://t.co/E4ss97oIe7 @sel4ia Done! @marialantz7 @DMschools My understanding was that Panorama has to pull data from another source. That is, Panorama’… https://t.co/5zQIuZFD7Q @LaurenPorosoff Thank you, Lauren! Do you know of any schools systematically using these protocols? Or is it typi… https://t.co/ACrDJPb7w4More A6) It seems like if employers value SEL (no doubt they do), we ought to be taking a careful look at how well… https://t.co/kpHToHziYKThis was supposed to be A6) #iaedchat (The old “what gets monitored, gets done” and “we measure what we treasure” m… https://t.co/QL1bEeMXd7We hear about “universal instruction” & “screeners” & “progress monitoring” in an academic multi-tiered systems of… https://t.co/KtLpALeIKG @cindy_blasi @2ndStepProgram At my former district, our counselors used @2ndStepProgram materials as the basis for… https://t.co/JZFmeggD6t @JoPrusha Seems like it, Dr. Prusha. From the #iowacore universal constructs…. ”-negotiation processes that genera… https://t.co/my057RyXqG @sel4ia @caselorg Do you think “character counts” instruction falls within this definition? (Based upon my quick sc… https://t.co/SBx4VaC7pc @InspireMeMrV Do you think “character counts” instruction falls within this definition? (Based upon my quick scan,… https://t.co/9pF8KuHlKI
10/28
2019

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