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"Let's just call it a B+ Group Grade ... What do I do about the introverts?... Shoot, I don't remember what he actually said! ...How many points should I take off for talking too much?" These are common - if not often verbalized -- challenges many teachers face when it comes to assessing class discussion. And for good reason! Great discussion is a deeply human experience that is hard to define, track, and ultimately quantify. So what assessment models are out there for formative and summative approaches to assessing discussion?
In this session, join Liza Garonzik, Founder of REAL Discussion, to learn strategies for an equitable, evidence-based approach to assessing discussion in your classroom. Get ready to hear answers to those-questions-we-all-have-but-don't-want-to-actually-ask about assessment, learn four research-backed strategies to make discussion assessment more equitable, practice them from multiple perspectives -- and laugh along the way! 

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Liza Garonzik

Founder, Real Discussion
Liza Garonzik is the Founder of REAL Discussion: a company on a mission to teach and celebrate face-to-face communication skills, starting in the classroom. REAL empowers educators with research-backed tools to explicitly teach the in-person discussion skills today's students need for learning and life.  Liza built REAL base... Read More →

Monday March 13, 2023 2:15pm - 3:45pm EDT