Let's Grade FOR Learning

Standards Based Learning and Grading Summit

Join the movement toward Healthy Grading Practices!

This will be a great opportunity for learning and professional growth. I will be presenting and facilitating discussions surrounding the following topics:

* Purpose of grading
* Writing standards
* Unpacking standards
* Standards based learning
* Formative and summative assessment
* Reporting and separating process (behaviors), growth, and achievement
* Impact of Standards Based Learning and Grading

Bring your paper ticket and come ready for a wonderful day of learning!

Lunch will be provided

Need to stay overnight? The Marriott Oak Brook will have a block of rooms set aside at a special rate - (630)573-8555 or click this link.

Standards Based Learning and Grading Summit

Friday, June 27th, 8:30am-3pm

Marriott Oak Brook, 1401 W 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL 60523

To register, visit the event page on Eventbrite.


Presenter: Garnet Hillman

Registration fee: $115.00

Registration will be closed after 70 participants

Workshop Agenda

8:00-8:30 registration

8:30-10:00 Session 1: Purpose of Grading, Writing Standards, Unpacking Standards

10:00-10:15 break

10:15-12:00 Session 2: Standards Based Learning, Formative and Summative Assessment

12:00-1:00 lunch

1:00-2:00 Session 3: Standards Based Reporting

2:00-2:15 break

2:15-3:00 Session 4: Impact of Standards Based Learning and Grading

A little about the presenter...

I am an educator, learner, writer, presenter, and researcher. I began my teaching career in 1999 in Athens, OH, and have spent the last 14 years as a Spanish instructor at Lockport Township High School in Lockport, IL. I am a passionate educator who values learning above all else. I have extensively researched standards based learning, assessment, and grading in order to maximize student growth and achievement. I enjoy working with new technology to differentiate instruction and connect with the students on a new level. I work with teachers to improve instructional practice and grading policies. In my free time I like to travel, read, run, and cook. I also love to spend time with my husband and our two wonderful sons.