Grants for Implementing Next Generation Classroom Assessments
Naiku’s Teacher Team School Grants combine professional development and next-generation classroom assessment software to give K–12 classroom teachers the necessary information and tools required to successfully implement learner-centric assessment methodologies within a team environment. The award includes expert-led customized professional development to provide guidance on effective acquisition and use of student proficiency data. Instruction will be tailored toward school needs and may include designing and developing valid common assessments; comparing and using student proficiency data for informed and differentiated instruction; engaging students with learner-centric assessment to personalize learning; developing curriculum maps to support assessment and instruction; and importing, creating, and sharing valid common assessments. Thirty Teacher Team Grants will be awarded.
Deadline: Rolling through September 30, 2017, for applications
University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) has shared “Guidelines for Discussing Difficult or High-Stakes Topics” to help educators facilitate classroom discussion around controversial issues.
Teachers nationwide are considering how to support students who may be traumatized by images of violence at the United States Capitol on January 6. Some school districts are offering counseling services for students, giving them opportunities to share.
The events of January 6, 2021, may generate feelings of fear or anger in students. Teachers can create a space, whether in the physical classroom or on a remote learning platform, for students to express discomfort and feelings of anger or distress that may emerge from discussing these events.