Upcoming Webinar: Grading for Gifted Learners

Please join us for a webinar to consider issues of assessing and grading gifted learners, including content from Rick Wormeli’s book, Grading for Gifted Learners: Fair Isn’t Always Equal.

The National Association for Gifted Children has provided national standards for Pre-K through Grade 12 Programming Standards in Gifted Education. Standard 2, Assessment, notes that “Students with gifts and talents demonstrate advanced and complex learning as a result of using multiple, appropriate, and ongoing assessments.” Pre-, formative, and post-assessments are all important when providing appropriate programming for high-ability learners, but as Wormeli has noted, “Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What’s both fair and leads to real student learning?”

Date: April 9, 2015
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm (Central)
Cost: $45 per computer (multiple participants may watch one computer)
Presenter: Dr. Laurie Croft, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director for Professional Development, Belin-Blank Center

If the date/time doesn’t work for you, you can register for the DVD option, and receive the DVD after the webinar. The cost is $45. If you prefer to both participate live AND receive the DVD, the cost is only $55.

Following the webinar, one credit hour is available through an online workshop focusing on readings from Wormeli’s book, Fair Isn’t Always Equal (required for the credit option). The Belin-Blank Center provides an automatic tuition scholarship for 50% of the cost for the credit.

For more information, and to register for the webinar, visit www.belinblank.org/webinar.

2 responses to “Upcoming Webinar: Grading for Gifted Learners

  1. I am in Australia and have tried to order this DVD online but it insists on inserting a US State, meaning I can’t send a correct address.

    Is there any way that I could order this DVD and also the Spring 2015: From A Nation Deceived to A Nation Empowered DVD and pay for both together on a credit card via fax please?

  2. Hi Carol!

    Absolutely – just leave the state as “Alabama” and include your state/province and country in the city field. To order the Nation Empowered webinar DVD, please contact Melissa Keeling at melissa-keeling@uiowa.edu or 800-336-6463 (319-335-6148).

    If you run into any problems, feel free to email me at emily-ladendorf@uiowa.edu.


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