Secondary Teachers: In September 2020, ACPS adopted a grading policy that articulates our shared philosophy about the role and purpose of grades. To facilitate learning and implementation of current research-based practices on grading, all secondary teachers will be asked to complete the asynchronous Grading Module 1 prior to fall of 2022. Secondary teachers will have the opportunity to join cohorts this summer, throughout the 2021-22 school year, and during the summer of 2022.
The next cohort launches June 28!
Over 200 teachers have already engaged in an initial professional learning about grading based on Ken O’Connor’s “Fifteen Fixes for Broken Grades.” From these sessions, an asynchronous module has been developed in Schoology so more secondary teachers can have access to this critical PD. This module will lay the foundation for how we will continue to build more consistent and meaningful grading practices and guidelines as a school division. We find the asynchronous module takes no more than 6 hours of total time. Participants will receive recertification points upon completion of the module.
If you’re interested in completing this module over the next six weeks, please complete the Grading PD Interest Form by Tuesday, June 15. Additionally, we will host an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 16, from 9 to 9:30 a.m., to answer questions and review the process for completing the module.
Link to June 16 Zoom meeting: Grading Info Session