Participants shared their comments after the training sessions.
Please follow them on their amazing journey.
ELEMENTARY Level (Collaborative Comments)
We are excited to give students the opportunity to show what they have learned
through engaging, purposeful assessments.
We are intrigued about the application of Webb's Depth of Knowledge
in our instruction and assessments.
Collaboration with other innovative districts has been enlightening.
Participating in MCIEA is enabling us to reflect, refine and revise
our current assessment practices.
MIDDLE School Level
Performance based assessments are standards, practice, and student driven. ~ Tami LaFleur
Performance based assessments will allow all of my students to experience success
within the content standards. ~ Lynne Marcet
Performance based assessments are complex, rigorous, and engaging for
all students. ~ Sara Pawlowski
I am excited about the work that has already been done, but I am more excited
about the phenomenal work that will continue moving us forward. ~ Andy Boles
Performance based assessments have great potential to deepen and extend student
understanding as long as they are developed and implemented thoughtfully. ~ Donna Goldstein
HIGH School Level
The room vibrated with energy and laughter as educators from across six Massachusetts districts discussed, shared, and challenged one another as they began the process of creating engaging performance based assessments that will make a difference for ALL of their students. ~ Adeline Bee
A great job by everyone who was there. Big thank you go out to all of you for your ideas, thoughts, creativity, insight, and commitment. It was fantastic to be among all of you and I wholeheartedly applaud your passion for making a meaningful difference. ~ Rob Siciliano
MCIEA focuses on two things that we value here at AHS: student engagement and relevancy.
Through these conferences, we are able to explore how authentic assessments can help
improve our work in these areas. ~ Kevin Gorman
During the first session of MCIEA it was nice to work with colleagues that I do not normally get to see during the day and meet teachers and administrators from different districts. I was very impressed at the relaxed atmosphere that allowed us to be very productive. ~ Rachel Skerker
Math is a very big part of our lives; how do we get our students to notice?
Can we offer more math electives for our students that are thought provoking, inquiry and project based?
Is there a way to offer juniors and seniors something more enriching for students to be able to
make a deeper connection with math in our everyday world? ~ Lisa Crisafulli
What excites me the most about the MC IEA initiative is that the work we are doing focuses not on our content
or curriculum but instead on how to deliver the content in a different way.
How can we get kids to think deeply, work with the content, and collaborate with others to create a product that demonstrates their understanding and command of 21st century skills? ~ Lori Carless
It is exciting to begin working on real-world skills with students, and it's really wonderful
to think about students being actively engaged in inquiry. ~ Anna Cordeiro
I believe in the vision of MCIEA. It's exciting to collaborate with educators from different schools
and disciplines to focus on student engagement and assessments that will encourage
all students to show what they have learned. ~ Kristen Thomsen
ATTLEBORO PARTICIPANTS IN THE MCIEA INITIATIVE