"Grades are the biggest and most insidious obstacle to education."
~Jesse Stommel, "Why I Don't Grade"
Our BIG Question:
How can school communities understand and shape the future more effectively for the children they serve?
What will you learn from attending this 4-hour workshop?
How to make the case against traditional grading
How to help students self-assess in meaningful ways
How to develop alternative assessments for a variety of students and classroom experiences
Examples of ungrading in practice
How to help others see the benefits of "Ungrading"
About Jesse Stommel
Jesse Stommel is co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy: the journal of critical digital pedagogy. He has a PhD from University of Colorado Boulder. He is co-author of An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy.
Jesse is a documentary filmmaker and teaches courses about pedagogy, film, and new media. Jesse experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and his research focuses on higher education pedagogy, critical digital pedagogy, and assessment. He’s got a rascal pup, Emily, a clever cat, Loki, and a badass daughter, Hazel. He’s online at jessestommel.com and on Twitter @Jessifer.