This course introduces the learner to the concept of ungrading: removing marks as much as possible from the classroom, with the end goal being no grades at all. Many educators see the issue with grading on a daily basis:
- Students lose motivation to learn after receiving a low grade.
- Students don’t look at feedback, look at the mark, then brush the assignment away.
- Grading hurts the relationship between educator and student.
- Some students are more prone to receiving low grades (e.g. a lack of understanding, needing more time, lack of family support, etc.)
During this course, you will be presented five major concepts:
- The “Why”: Understanding the research and background of ungrading.
- The “How”: Looking at how to implement ungrading into a classroom.
- Implementation: Seeing examples of ungrading, as well as templated resources.
- Deprogramming: Analyzing how systems-based thinking is needed to bring students into an ungraded classroom.
- Spreading the Practice: Synthesizing all information toward expanding the practice beyond the classroom.
Following this course, you will be provided a certification that may be used with your continuing learning program toward professional development credit. Please check with your administrative team if this course satisfies your school’s accreditation program.