This workshop will present grading strategies that reflect the NGSS shifts, addressing how teachers can organize their grading systems to encourage ALL students to persevere and grow. Participants will receive sample rubrics and time to discuss their own grading systems. The shifts in pedagogy necessitates a shift in assessment strategies and approach. Teachers cannot truly support students in adopting a growth mindset or student driven classroom without making a shift in the way we assess and grade.
About Annie Ransom
Annie Ransom earned a B.S. in Biopsychology with minors in Biochemistry and Exercise Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She earned a single subject teaching credential in Chemistry and Biology from California Lutheran University in 2007 and a Masters in Teaching from National University in 2008. Annie taught AP and IB Chemistry, college prep chemistry, and biology at Rio Mesa High School for five years and one year of chemistry at St. Bonaventure High School prior to her current position working as the science coach at University Prep Charter School in Camarillo where she coordinates the science education program for all K-8 students. In this role, Annie helps develop curriculum and provides support and coaching to the regular education teachers. She is proud of the strong science program at UPCS which they have worked together to build in the the last few years.
Annie greatly enjoys sharing her experience with others. She is a co-founder of the CSU STEMposium which just completed its third summer with a one week professional development for K-8 teachers focused on STEM education and NGSS implementation.