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Mary Ryerse

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Mary is a Director is Interim Managing Director of School Success at XQ Institute. You can connect with Mary on Twitter @maryryerse.

PODs in Action: Teachers Engage in Productive Peer Feedback

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By: Mary Ryerse, Tamara Hall, and Michelle Berkeley. Incorporating new methods and tools like the POD cycle can have a significant and meaningful impact on the success of a formative assessment classroom.

Smart Review | Root Robot

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Mary Ryerse and her son Luke review Root Robot from the perspective of a kid and parent. Here's what they learned from their experience with the “little robot with a lot of possibilities."

Scaling Competency-Based Education: Equity-Focused Strategies for Policy and Practice

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By: Tom Vander Ark and Mary Ryerse. This week's episode of the Getting Smart Podcast features an in-depth look at the equity imperative behind competency-based education, current barriers to CBE, and five key points to move the field toward CBE for all.

Smart Review | Rocket and Piano by Let’s Start Coding

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When we heard Let’s Start Coding had new offerings it was a no-brainer to decide to give them a try. Speaking as a mom, I have probably learned more about coding language from this particular line of products than any others we’ve tried. Learn more here.

Building a Collaborative Culture: From Inspiration to Application

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By: Mary Ryerse and Bob Rosenfeld. Creating a collaborative culture takes time and remains a continual process. This post explores how formative assessment can help.

The Power of Teacher-to-Teacher Observations: A Formative Assessment Field Trip

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A group of teachers recently set out on an adventure to conduct classroom observations and to seek out answers to some of their key questions about formative assessment. Here's what they learned.

How I Know: Impacting the Classroom through Student-Driven Learning in Dallas

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In Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD), as teachers work to embed new social studies and language arts curricular resources, there is a special focus on student-driven learning. This post explores the significant role played by formative assessment.

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