The Rubrics Way
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
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
• 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
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
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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