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The Fundamentals of Formative Assessment: How to Build a Practice

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By: Abbey Gonzales and Erin Lester. When we originally recognized formative assessment as a complex practice that demands a combination of “soft” skills and content, we knew we had a challenging, but achievable path ahead of us. Here's what we learned through our practice.

The Evolving Role of School Scheduling

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By: Erin Werra. As we gaze into the future of K12 education, what scheduling changes do we see budding? How are these changes affecting the health of kids—and the community?

The Path to Reading Requires Quality Curriculum

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High-quality, aligned instructional materials, particularly foundational skills curricula, are integral to addressing reading literacy challenges and ensuring all students have access to the skills they need for success in college and career.

Taking the Guesswork Out of Science

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By: Regina Ahmann. Technology is increasing the accuracy of science experiments and putting the power of data, information, and insights into students’ hands.

How A Culture of Formative Assessment Impacts Mindsets

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By: Arlena Gaynor. Dallas ISD's integration of formative assessment into classrooms and schools has been a multi-year effort requiring reflection, depth of commitment, and student ownership.
Two girls using microscopes, a fun way to get more girls involved in STEM

Why Math and STEM Education is a Social Justice Issue

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By: Dr. Gina Cherkowski. Emphasis on mathematics as a driver for high-quality STEM and its translation to life is a continued element of learning design. Join Dr. Cherkowski as she unpacks multiple angles to include social justice, equity, assessment of growth and opportunity.

Thinking With Your Hands

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As children think with their hands and represent their thinking through the arts, they can make sense of science, technology and engineering.

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