Professional Learning

Dupree Folder of Work


January 3, 2018


Competency Based Learning - food for thought as we begin our day

  • Sharing of what PBL projects or Portfolio developoment have taken place since Krista and I were with you
  • Sharing of assessment resources used in the classes to promote mastery over grades
  • Continuation of rubric development for projects, portfolios, and tasks
  • Sharing of advisory work and what is occurring in the advisory times
  • Development of choice or menu boards to give students choice and voice in the learning.

Student-Centered Learning and Choice Boards

Choice Boards

August 31, 2017

Campfire Conversations:

Agenda: Authentic Assessment for Authentic Learning

  • Project Based Learning Assessment
  • Peer Teaching
  • Performance Tasks
  • Rubrics
  • Student Self-Assessment
  • ePortfolios

Assessment Ideas





August 18, 2017


What does authentic learning look like?

 Authentic Learning topics:

  • Project Based Learning
  • Objective Development – Student Project Development

Development time and share out

What would authentic assessment look like for your authentic learning?

  • Peer Teaching
  • Performance Tasks
  • ePortfolios

Assessment Ideas – More to come August 31


 What does authentic learning look like? Chalk Talk - small group, whole group

Authentic Learning Topics - Project Based Learning

Explore the following Project Based Learning project resources. Select one that interests you and use the Essential Project Design Checklist to evaluate the project. Be prepared to share with your table.

Planning the Hook

Do: Fill out Hook Activity on Chart paper/ Collaborative Planning Guide

Next Steps: Planning Document Initiation (calendar/project design guide)

Standards Inclusion

Additional Project Based Resources



May 19, 2017


  • Updates on Learner Agency and Evolution Matrices
  • Defining Mastery
  • Marking and Grading Practice Discussion
  • Revisit Your Goals
  • Set 2017-2018 Goals

Curriculum Redesign Event Registration

Learner Agency Awareness

Mastery Learning

Fish Bowl with a Twist - Grading Practices

Goodbye ABCs: How One State is Moving Beyond Grade Levels and Graded Assessments - By Sydney Johnson-May 16, 2017

  • What are points that made you cringe and why?
  • What are points that made you hopeful and why?
  • How can this work in Dupree?

Stephanie Reaching the Point of No Return

Mastery is....   My students are literate in my subject when they........

Grading Practices

September 1, 2016

Summer Curriculum Redesign

Learner Agency

Learner Agency Handout


Mindset Quiz

Mindset Quiz with Points


Mindsets and Equitable Education


IN what areas do you think we have a fixed mindset? or growth mindset?


In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.


How Can Students Learn from Failure?

The Gift of Failure

Constructive Feedback and Re-Do's

Stories of Famous Failures


Sherry's Pinterest Board

Online Resources for Integrating Higher Order Thinking into the Classroom

Subscription e-resources: direct access inside school and barcode/password access at home. Will bring barcode and password for your school
South Dakota State Library e-resources(complete listing)
Specific resources to look at today:
SIRS Discoverer (K-8+)
SIRS Issues Researcher (6-12+)

Free resources
CK12 (heavy math and science, adding others all the time) (K-12)
Gooru (varied lessons K12)
OpenEd (was all free; purchased by ACT, some premium)
Amazon Inspire
Khan Academy (heavy math and science)
Learn Zillion (math and ELA) (elementary)
DK FindOut!

Online Calculators

Computational Search Engine
Wolfram Alpha

Self-Evaluate Writing
Analyze My Writing

Primary Sources
Primary Sources Analysis Tool (Library of Congress)
Teacher's Guides for the Analysis Tool (Library of Congress)
Primary Sources resources (images, newspapers, lesson plans + more)

Technology Tools (shared in differentiation training)

Learn more about Higher Order Thinking: TIE Reads

TIE Reads! TIE's Professional Development Library
Sign-up for access

Professional Learning

Introduction and discussion of Customized Learning

Introduction to CustomizedU


  • Customized Learning Summit - July 7th and 8th Spearfish
  • Curriculum Redesign - July 19-21 Harrisburg

Stephanie Gross - Harrisburg High School

2016 National Education Technology Plan

Higher Order Thinking

Webb Leveling and Higher Order Thinking

A Model of Learning Objectives

Webbs doc

Webbs Planning Chart


Self-Assessment on Grading

5 Myths About Mastery-Based Learning

Rick Wormli - Defining Mastery

Effective Grading Practices in the Middle School and High School Environments

Seven Strategies for Assessment of Learning


Action Plan Next Steps, such as:

  • Incorporate Student Self-Assessment
  • Examine Lessons and Assessments and Add Webb Level 3 and 4 when possible
  • Examine WHAT you are Grading - Knowledge or Behavior

Structural Rebuild

Link to shared folder

Examine Teacher Data

Reflection Process (Using process page from planning document, reflect individually first, then develop a team focus.)

  • What does this survey tell us that we didn't know already?
  • What implications does this have for professional development?

Levers discussion

  • How can we make sure our work goes beyond tweaking a structure and impacts instruction and student learning?

First look at Weight-bearing Wall barrier process

1) What could you do (different from current practice) if the barrier is no longer in the way?
2) Identify barriers that prevent you from doing this today.
3) What ways  could you reduce/eliminate barrier?

First for 9-Month School Year

Now choose two more from the WBW Home page and do the process twice. (May be in groups or one group, depending on planning team size.)

Workplan (Using Workplan tab of the planning document.)

  • Develop Outcome Statements and Activities
  • Apply timelines and who's responsible
  • Data for monitoring and evaluating
  • Quality control