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In this course, which can be used on its own or as a companion to the book Grading for Equity, we will critically examine our traditional approach to grading, establish a vision for grading that is accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational, and learn about the practices that make our grading more equitable. The course is comprised of clusters of modules that will be released over the course of the term (January 15 - April 15).
The videos and exercises of Unit 1 will be published on January 15, with future module bundles released every 2-3 weeks.
Included in the course are videos and downloadable articles and resources, as well as opportunities to connect and share practices and experiences with others enrolled in the course. When the course is completed, a letter/certificate will be sent to the enrollee, with an option for a notification letter sent to an employer (e.g., principal, district administrator, university faculty, etc.).
It is optional, but helpful, to purchase Grading for Equity.
Joe Feldman has worked in education at the local and national levels for over twenty years in both charter and district school contexts, and as a teacher, principal, and district administrator. He began his career as a high school English and American history teacher in Atlanta Public Schools and was the founding principal of a charter high school in Washington, DC. He has been the Director of Charter Schools for New York City Department of Education, the Director of K–12 Instruction in Union City, California, and was a Fellow to the Chief of Staff for U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley. Joe is currently CEO of Crescendo Education Group (crescendoedgroup.org), a consulting organization that partners with school and districts to help teachers use improved and more equitable grading and assessment practices. Joe graduated from Stanford, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and NYU Law School. He is the author of several articles on grading, assessment, and equity, and the author of Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why it Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms (Corwin). He lives in Oakland with his wife and two children.