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The Rubrics Way
Create “Intelligence-Fair” Assessments and Deepen Your Students Learning!



What is this seminar about?
There is a fallacy which abounds in almost all approaches to education in our world today. It says. that if you can't produce your learning in a logical way, on a written test, you haven't really learned it. However, some the most brilliant people in positions of leadership, who are making significant contributions to our world, weren't very good at the "paper-and-pencil stuff" in school.

This seminar deals with the "how tos" of creating rubrics for multiple intelligence-based assessments. It focuses on the process of creating assessments which move beyond the current biased assumptions of the "linguistic-mathematical fallacy" which controls almost all of our current assessment practices. The seminar provides an opportunity to step inside of a new assessment paradigm in which instruction and assessment are understood as "two sides of a single coin."

How will I benefit?
Discover the fallacy in the prevailing assumption that the only valid and reliable forms of assessment are written, standardized tests. You can create a new kind of assessment which moves beyond this misconception into practices which will fairly and authetnically assess each student where they are.

You'll learn how to create "multi-modal" assessments which require students to perform their understanding of the material being assessed.

• You'll understand three-groupings of the multiple intelligences and how to using the groupings when creating assessments.

• You'll learn how to use a set of 80 multiple intelligence assessment rubrics to help students show you what they know.

• You'll study and evaluate example multiple intelligence rubrics which have been used by other professional educators.

What will I learn?
The seminar provides a set of generic rubrics for use with intelligence-based, performance assessments. You'll have the opportunity to learn how to adapt these rubrics for the assessments you currently use in your classroom. Specifically you'll learn:

1. Designing "multi-modal assessments". Discover a process for creating and using assessments that are based in the Eight Kinds of Smart – assessments which guarantee that students are authentically, fairly, and thoroughly examined on their mastery of required academic concepts

2. Create and apply "intelligence-fair" rubrics. Experiment with applying content mastery and intelligence performance rubrics to your current teaching and assessment processes and learn how great rubrics will enhance and deepen students' learning and understanding.

3. Varieties of approaches to MI rubrics. Study several alternative rubrics models which can be used to challenge students to high-level performances of their understanding, and how to use rubrics to evaluate their performances, projects, presentations, and reports from the perspective of the the various intelligence domains.

4. Classification of the intelligences. Learn how to use assessment instruments and rubrics which highlight the object-based, object-free, and personal intelligences and why requiring students' assessment performance in these three areas will help you more fully understand their understanding.

The format of this workshop is a "practicum", and therefore, it is a "working session" in which participants actually work with a process for creating rubrics for use with multiple intelligence-based assessments. The practicum provides an opportunity to create "multi-modal" assessments and the rubrics for evaluating both students' mastery of the content being assessed and their performance in the different intelligence areas.

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