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Thursday, July 27 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Leighton - Authentic Assessment

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In this session, you will learn about ways to ramp up projects and find ways to make them more authentic. While this may seem like a daunting shift, students will be empowered and find a new meaning in their learning.

Opportunities for authentic assessment are all around us if we look for them. A few recent examples we have used include, the family heirloom genealogy project, the new high school project, ""1491"" Life before Columbus project, the school food policy project, and the voter registration project.

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John Leighton

DLI / US History Teacher, Franklin High School
This is my 23rd year teaching at Franklin High School. I divide my time between teaching US History and working with the staff to integrate technology as a Digital Learning Integrationist . I coach Unified Basketball, Girls Basketball, and assist the Girls Lacrosse team. Furthermore... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
St. James Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All