Building Better Rubrics – A Book Study Webinar Series
This is a multi-day event.
Who should attend
Grades K-12 Teachers, Assessment Specialists, and School Leaders
About this learning opportunity
While rubrics have become common place in education, there is a great deal of conflicting information available in print, online, and in teacher practice about what constitutes quality rubric design. This webinar series will examine the principles of sound assessment practice on which rubrics must be designed in order for rubrics to achieve the intended goal of supporting student learning.
Module 1 introduces you to the key purpose of rubrics and elements of rubric design.
Module 2 highlights common flaws in rubric design that interfere with their intended purpose.
Module 3 provides tools to assist in creating quality rubrics.
Module 4 emphasizes the role of rubrics within the larger picture of supporting student learning.
You will require a copy of the Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC) publication, Building Better Rubrics for this webinar series. This may be purchased from the AAC website http://www.aac.ab.ca or by calling 780-447-9420.
About the facilitator(s)
Sherry Bennett is the Executive Director of the Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC). She has been involved with a variety of AAC projects over the past ten years in the roles of developer, reviewer, writer and workshop facilitator, presenting assessment workshops throughout Alberta as well as in British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Singapore, and Bermuda. Sherry has co-authored two AAC resources, Building Better Rubrics and the newly published resource, Scaffolding for Student Success.
Prior to her appointment as Executive Director with AAC, Sherry worked in a consulting role to support implementation of the new Alberta Social Studies and Mathematics Programs of Study. She has authored a variety of student, teacher, and professional development materials to support curriculum implementation.