Whether you think that you can, or you think that you cannot, you are right. ~Henry Ford GoodReads
I work in a hybrid teacher leadership role at Westport Middle School in Louisville, Kentucky. My main in-house focus points are currently on improving communication between teachers and administrators, improving communication between the University of Louisville and our school, supporting the turn around model through building effective literacy RtI systems, coordinating our Advisory program, mentoring teachers and teaching media literacy.
I'm interested in best practice instruction, school systems, leadership and policy to effectively improve public schools for all students, and school-dependent students in particular.
My husband, Brian, and I are proud parents of a seven month old boy who keeps us busy, laughing and continuously in awe of the pace and wonder of human development.
What does authentic assessment look like in practice, and how does it differ from traditional assessment? What are the benefits — and challenges — of authentic assessment on teaching and learning? Over the next two months, educators from across the country will share the risks and reward of authentic assessment.