First, Cathy Yenca will help you “Seek Students Who Hide,” describing her rationale for formative assessment and then the tools (both low-tech and high-tech) she uses to draw the best out of all of her students.
Second, Anurupa Ganguly will examine the participation gap in STEM majors for historically disenfranchised students, asking, “Why don’t the humanities see the same attrition rate, and what can we do about it?”
Both courses will feature lots of interaction with the speakers (including a live webinar halfway through), helpful readings, provocative discussions, and plenty of support from the teaching assistants, Mike, Zak, and I.
Third, in response to recent evidence that personalized learning is struggling to see positive results on important issues of belonging and engagement, I asked on Twitter for an invitation to the meeting where we question the core assumptions of the model.
— Dan Meyer (@ddmeyer) August 16, 2017
One thing led to another and on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 4:00 PM Pacific, I’ll be having exactly that meeting with Mary Jo Madda of EdSurge, livestreamed on YouTube. I’m excited to examine those failures and, wherever the failures aren’t endemic to the model, brainstorm some solutions.
2017 Sep 5: Update — link changed for the EdSurge chat.