Secondary Teachers: Four Opportunities Remaining to Join a Grading Cohort

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Secondary Teachers: If you have not yet participated in a grading cohort, please complete the Grading PD Interest Form to let us know which of the upcoming cohorts you plan to join. The next grading cohort launches Monday, June 20, and three additional opportunities will follow in July and August.

Course Details

  • What: ACPS Grading PD: The 15 Fixes
  • Who: All Secondary Teachers
  • Where: Schoology (asynchronous module)
  • When: Now through August 12
  • Time Commitment: About 6 hours (with PD points to match)
  • Stipend: $75
  • Registration: Interest Form

Upcoming Modules

  • June 20 – July 1
  • July 11-22
  • July 25 – August 5
  • August 1-12

Background Information

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 are asked to complete the asynchronous Grading Module 1 prior to fall 2022. Secondary teachers will have the opportunity to join cohorts throughout the 2021-22 school year and during the summer of 2022.

Over 250 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. Upon completion of the module, participants will receive recertification points and a stipend.

If you have not yet participated, please complete the Grading PD Interest Form to indicate which cohort you are interested in joining.

Questions? Please contact Lead Coach Natalie Farrell.