This District is moving towards using Schoology to create a one-stop-shop for all the student, parent, and staff needs. Schoology will streamline homework submissions, works with many educational apps, connects directly to Infinite Campus for grades, and allows for easy communication with students and parents with staff. It is a new system for all of us and we may have some hiccups along the way as we all learn how to use this powerful, new system.
Here are some resources to help:
I use a Proficiency Rubric for grading.
I believe that when a student is LEARNING a new skill that they should not be penalized, so I will be focusing on the Projects that show skill application and less on daily assignments that teach the skills for the project.
Due to fact that Infinite Campus is not set up for Rubric (0-4) Grading, there has to be a conversion that connects to the traditional 100 point scale. For my grading, I will be using E, M, R, N to communicate to students what level of proficiency they achieved. In the conversion, E=4, M=3, R=2, N=1 and for no work submitted I will input a 0.
"Failure is the first step to success.
Every mistake teaches you something."
It is my goal is for all students to become proficient at the skills being taught which means they may fail before they succeed.
If a student receives a R or N, they can revise their work to achieve a M.