Kathy Dyer is a Sr. Professional Development Specialist for NWEA, designing and developing learning opportunities for partners and internal staff. Formerly a Professional Development Consultant for NWEA, she coached teachers and school leadership and provided professional development focused on assessment, data, and leadership. In a career that includes 20 years in the education field, she has also served as a district achievement coordinator, principal, and classroom teacher. She received her Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Colorado Denver. Follow her on Twitter at @kdyer13.
Formative assessment is a timely topic. In education conversations today, we often hear about “balanced” or “coherent” assessment systems. Formative instructional practices (aka, formative assessment) play a… Continue Reading
When I first started working with teachers on integrating formative instructional practices into their daily classroom practice, I noticed that many wanted to start with students self… Continue Reading
I wouldn’t argue that there are any number of different descriptions that could accurately define what goes into making great teachers great. Certainly passion for the subject they teach;… Continue Reading
Since the early 2000s, student-led conferences have been making inroads into the traditional parent/teacher conference scene. The Hechinger Report published a four-part series about reform efforts in… Continue Reading