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ForAllRubrics How To: Assessing With the Buck Institute for Education Rubrics

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A library of high quality rubrics from the Buck Institute for Education are now featured in ForAllRubrics.  More information on, “How to use BIE’s rubrics to assess 21st century competencies in PBL” is available from BIE.  On EdutopiaAndrew Miller describes how to use BIE’s rubrics for implementing Critical Assessment Ideas in your classroom.

All you need to do to get started with the BIE Rubrics on ForAllRubrics is to sign up for a free teacher account at ForAllRubrics.

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Once you’re logged in, click on the Library and BIE tabs to get to the BIE Rubrics.

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For any rubric in the library, you can:

  1. copy the rubric into your personal rubric library
  2. view the rubric
  3. print the rubric (either send it to your printer or save it as a pdf file)

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For more information on getting started with ForAllRubrics, take a look at this series of blog posts:

Launching Digital Badges to Motivate 21st Century Learners

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Together with April Moore and Kelly Bruce from the Corona-Norco USD, we will be speaking at the Association of California School Administrators Leadership Summit.  The description of our Practice Session on, “Launching Digital Badges to Motivate 21st Century Learners” is below.

This interactive workshop will briefly highlight a district’s use of digital badges to motivate students to become college and career ready and will provide a synopsis of the research of motivational theories as they apply to the digital badging movement.  Participants will break into small groups and engage in a process to develop their own digital badges. Facilitators will conduct a share out session capturing ideas generated for uses of students’ digital badges. Participants will receive promotional materials, launch kits, access to an open source digital badge portal, and the opportunity to join an educator digital badge usergroup.

We’re looking forward to sharing the outstanding work the Corona-Norco USD has done in designing the Passport to Success: College and Career Readiness system with other school districts.  If you’re going to be at the conference, come say hello to us!

CPS Early College STEM Schools

Nice video on Chicago Public Schools’ new Early College STEM High Schools. I appreciate that the video inspires some optimism about CPS and in general about 21st century education.

In contrast, here is an anxiety producing video from Smithsonian Student Travel.

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