Curriculum and Assessment Design

Teacher Growing Pains
May 31, 2019
Student accuses teacher of lying. Student is right. Nothing is done. Sounds like an event of a distant past? Nope. King Johnson’s recent note to his teacher this month reminds us, telling lies is not...
Driving Instruction with Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: CRP and the Competency-based Learning Cycle
May 1, 2019
In an October blog post, Everything I’ve Ever Needed to Know About Teaching, I Learned From Black Women: A Recommended Reading List, Akosua Lesesne highlighted the groundbreaking works of ten Black...
Which Summative Assessment Formats are Critical to Competency-based or Mastery-based Learning?
April 15, 2019
What types of summative assessments should be a part of our Competency-based or Mastery-based assessment model? Do traditional assessments go away? What about in math class, specifically? Is it...
Design It Like It's Hot: Creating a High-Quality Inquiry Frame for a Unit of Study
March 1, 2019
Though strong in theory, Essential Questions often wander off into drab and uninspiring standards-land when writing them for a unit. How do we frame learning, right from the start, in a way that...
Creatively Communicating Metacognition and Meaning Making: The Art of Visual Journaling for Learning
February 19, 2019
Back in July, Jon Altbergs wrote a post: 6 Ways to Use Drawing to Make Meaning. In it, he wrote about some simple activities that teachers across content areas could use to help students develop...
A Friendly Introduction to the Competency-based Learning Cycle
January 10, 2019
Can you imagine walking into a library, in search of a particular book, to find the library has no classification system in place? Or what about arriving at the airport, passing through security, and...
Mastery Week 2018: Two Best Practices for Crafting Mastery Assessments
August 28, 2018
No matter what kind of system you teach in – assessment – knowing what your students know and are able to do – is essential to understanding what students are learning. In mastery-based systems, in...
Multiple Pathways to Success: NYC's Transfer School Institute
June 19, 2018
By Laurie Gagnon, Educational Designer at reDesign, in collaboration with reDesign team members Dixie Bacallao, Tracy Bauer, Morgan Hildesley, and Antonia Rudenstine This post originally appeared on...
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