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Registration open for the Educational Leadership Symposium

March 30, 2016

The School of Education has announced the annual Educational Leadership Symposium, Standard Based Grading: From the Front Lines, will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.  As more schools in Iowa continue to transition to standards based or referenced grading (SBG) principles, each district may encounter unique challenges.  This symposium brings together four leaders who have been successful in implementing SBG in their districts. Join us for an informational day and hear how they have done it and why better grading is critical to the success of the learners in their schools.

The following speakers will share their insight.

  • Garnet Hilman, Instructional Coach, Caruso Middle School
    Why Should I Change How I Grade?
  • Matthew Smith, Chief Schools Officer, Des Moines Public Schools
    Leadership Interrupted: What It Truly Means to be a SBG Leader
  • Matt Townsley, Central Office Administrator, Solon Community Schools
    SBG Snags and Solutions
  • Jill Urich, Chief Academic Officer, Ankeny Public Schools
    Standards-Based Learning: I Used to Think...Now I Know...

The cost of this symposium is $150 and includes breakfast, lunch and a book.  The registration deadline is June 1, 2016.  Follow this link to register.  Any questions can be directed to Bridget Arrasmith, bridget.arrasmith@drake.edu or 515.271.2054.