British Columbia Science Teachers' Association

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Catalyst Conference 2018 : Register Now!

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An Invitation from the Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

2019 Science Games Steering Committee Engineers and Geoscientists BC is looking for two educators to volunteer on our 2019 Science Games Steering Committee. This group develops the activities for our annual Science Games event in March. At the Science Games…

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TRIUMF & The BC Association of Physics Teachers Present: TRIUMF 2018

TRIUMF & The BC Association of Physics Teachers Are pleased to announce “Kindling your passion for physics teaching” Are you going to be teaching physics next year? Come and be inspired by award-winning physics researchers and educators while networking with…

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 15

Fix 15: Don’t leave students out of the grading process. Involve students; they can and should play key roles in assessment and grading and promote achievement. Brilliant.  Happy to end this journey on a positive note note.  In my last…

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 14

Fix 14: Don’t summarize evidence accumulated over time when learning is developmental and will grow with time and repeated opportunities; in those instances, emphasize more recent achievement Have I mentioned that this book is amazing, and the lessons summarized are…

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 13

Fix 13:  Don’t use information from formative assessments and practice to determine grades; use only summative evidence. I think I have mentioned this before, but I promise I am not looking ahead; I just mentioned this yesterday! If it was…

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 12

Fix 12: Don’t include zeros in grade determination when evidence is missing or as punishment; use alternatives, such as reassessing to determine real achievement or use “I” for Incomplete or Insufficient Evidence Ok readers, here we go, the final few…

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 11

Fix 11: Don’t rely only on the mean; consider other measures of central tendency and use professional judgment Good morning.  I was feeling guilty because I wanted this done by the end of June, and darn it, it’s not looking…

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 10

Fix 10: Don’t rely on evidence gathered using assessments that fail to meet standards of quality; rely only on quality assessments Haha, maybe the end of the school year wasn’t the best time to attempt these 15 fixes.  Ok, yes,…

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One Teachers Journey Testing Out Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades — Fix 9

Fix 9: Compare students achievement to pre-set standards, not to each other. Haha, this one makes me laugh.  This makes me think of one of my Science 10’s, whose assignments could be the answer keys.  In fact they are better…

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