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Assessment Doesn't Always Have to Mean Test!

Friday, March 6 1:15 pm–3:05 pm
Exhibit Hall - Table 4

Do you ever feel like all you do is grade Student work and yet you are not really sure how the Students are actually doing? In this session we will take a look at a few tools which can add to your toolkit and give you tremendous insight into to how and what your Students are learning, while reducing Teacher work time and stress! We will look at Microsoft Forms, Flipgrid and Nearpod to see how those tools (and others) can make any Educator find a better connection to their Students and their learning process. Woven throughout this presentation, we would also love to have a conversation with you about grading practices, strategies, and philosophies and learn from each other about best practices in assessing Students across a variety of grade levels and content areas. While this session will have demos of the tools mentioned above, we want to make sure to connect to the Why behind what we do as Teachers, not just the What.

Type: Tech Savvy Exploratorium
Focus Area: Assessment, Coaching, Microsoft
Skill Level: All levels

Presented by

Scott Bricker Scott Bricker, Santa Margarita Catholic High School / NCCE

Scott is the Director of Educational Technology at Santa Margarita Catholic High School and is charged with leading the schools Ed Tech Program for its 1700 Students and 115 Teachers. SMCHS is a proud Microsoft Showcase School and Scott is enjoying his 6th year as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), connections which have both been instrumental in fostering Scott’s passion for growing and inspiring the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. An experienced presenter and public speaker, Scott loves presenting ideas to audiences everywhere and motivating attendees to focus on identifying the “WHY” behind everything they do.


Jenna Dawson Jenna Dawson, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Jenna Dawson is a dedicated and innovative District Technology Integration Specialist in Tampa, Florida. Her driving mission each day is to develop teacher's ability to create engaging and dynamic lessons that transform learning for students. Through her creation of an award-winning reading outreach program, called “Community Reads!”, technology stepped outside of the four walls of the classroom to make a lasting impact on student achievement. She is passionate about how technology can make learning personalized for each student and enrich their learning experiences.