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WinterFest 2014 - "Making Standards-Based Grading Work in your World Language Classroom"

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Just Added: March 1st, Lockport

                                                              WinterFest is a CSCTFL Extension Workshop
3 DATES -- 3 LOCATIONS:  Lockport, Newton, and Wilmette   --   3 PRESENTERS:  Sue Johnson, Gladys Ramey and Gloria Sampson
8:30 Registration, Workshop 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - includes continental breakfast and luncheon and materials, 5 CPDUs provided.  $75.00


                       Making Standards Based Grading Work in Your World Language Classroom  

If we agree that grades have great power to motivate or discourage students, then we must not only plan excellent lessons, but also assess student knowledge and ability in the most efficient, meaningful, and dynamic ways possible. What should count in a grade? What shouldn’t count in a grade? How do we deal with extra credit, late work, low-quality work, participation, and homework?
Participants will be given an overview of basic principles of Standards Based Grading and practical ideas about how to com­municate clearly with students about their strengths and weaknesses. We’ll discuss ideas from A Repair Kit for Grading; 15 Fixes for Broken Grades by Ken O’Connor. Discover practical strategies for dealing with potential pitfalls of Standards Based Grading. Examples of teacher-created standards-based scoring guides for speaking, writing, listening, reading, grammar, and vocabulary assessments will be shared. Explore how to make your class about learning and not just grades!
Participants will earn five CPDUs.          Lunch and Continental Breakfast are included in the Registration Fee.   Register Now!
* WinterFest is an ICTFL Member Event - Not a member?  You can easily add membership to your WinterFest Registration.

Saturday, March 1, 2014 (snow makeup)
Lockport Township H.S.
1333 E. 7th Street
Lockport, IL  60441

Saturday, February 15, 2014
Newton Community HS
302 State Street
Newton, IL  62448

Saturday, February 22, 2014
Loyola Academy
1100 Laramie Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091

     To join ICTFL for WinterFest 2014, Click REGISTER NOW.  Registration Deadline is Friday, January 24, 2014.

  • Partial Scholarships are available for Pre-Service and New Teachers.
  • Must be a member to attend.  Non-members can add $35 for 2013-2014 ICTFL dues to registration.  Student dues are available.
  • Registrants will receive an email acknowledgement and directions to the workshop site.
  • If you need to cancel your registration, a refund can be issued only if you notify ICTFL at least 7 days in advance.
  • If ICTFL should have to cancel the workshop for any reason or if your registration if received after full capacity for this workshop is reached, you will be issued a full refund.  
  • Questions can be sent to Sue Johnson at or by using the Contact tab above and selecting "Conference".
  • Register by mail:  Send registration form (downloadable PDF below) with fee to:  ICTFL, PO Box 64, Oglesby, IL  61348