Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Much of what we have talked about in the 21C group thus far has been theoretical. As we look ahead to next semester, though, we should probably also be talking about the short-term practical applications of all this theory. On page 5 in the De-Grading article, Kohn acknowledges that authentic assessments and other de-grading ideas are difficult to work into the current high school schedule of 45-55 minute classes, especially when teachers have hundreds of students. Yet, at Arapahoe we seem to value the college-like, non-5-by-5 schedule. So, what practical ideas do we have to integrate these seemingly incompatible values?