Nagel Middle School

Team Members: Dan Armstrong, Rose Arnell, Mimi Clark, Joy Kidwell, Donna Lauver, Brad Suder

Community: Dublin-Dallas Year 1, 2010-2011

The focus is on restructuring the learning opportunities students have and the choices for demonstrating their knowledge. It is also about teachers rethinking how they assess students by differentiating the options so that they represent all levels of Bloom’s taxonomy.



What’s Right about Alternate Assessment 1 from Rose Arnell on Vimeo.

What does 21st century learning and assessment look like?

We will conduct this lesson late April through May

– Do technology-based options enhance or detract from student understanding of content?

– Data from student surveys will be evaluated to determine student engagement in project.

– Data from student surveys will determine student disposition at three stages of the process.

RESEARCH: Our research is a compilation of information on best practices in technology use from the school, district, state, and national level. We each contacted schools, resources from various location in order to collect data on reliable technology resources and best practices in the classroom.

– Jan: Design project model

– Feb: Redesign and refine project model

– Mar: Teacher research on technology tools, content best practices, and pedagogy.

– Apr: Implementation of project with students.

â—¦ Pre-survey on student disposition

â—¦ Content delivery

â—¦ Student exploration with tools

â—¦ Student connections between content and materials

– May: Evaluation

â—¦ Student demonstration of knowledge through tool usage

â—¦ Student post-surveys on disposition

â—¦ Student grade level common assessment

â—¦ Teachers draw conclusions from first implementation of plan.

â–ª Collect data for subsequent year evaluation

To see a detailed collection of documents and videos demonstrating the results of this project, visit the team’s wiki page.
To see all documents and videos for this project, visit the team’s wiki page.
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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.

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