This week, I'm going to start my Ignite Talk! It seems a litle anxiety inducing because the slides change, but I'm excited to start it. I'm going to go into the history of my family, the history of the recipe, the history of the foods I'm writing about, hopefully all will go well! I also sent out my survey over break and got 9 responses!
I've been thinking more about the video pathway a little bit more and do not think an interview is feasible anymore because my nonna splits her time at my house and my aunt's house, where she is this week. So, I think I'm going to make little recipe zines instead. Part of my survey asked if my family would like a book of my nonna's recipes, and 100% said yes. For the video, I will now film myself making the zines :)
3. Reading: When Learning and Assessment Diverge
- " A student is not just a data point" - so important
- The author categorizes tests: "Many standardized tests are what I will call “target assessments”. Target assessments tell us how many people out of a designated population have hit a certain target, for example how many can compute fractions at a certain level of correctness." Some target assessments just tell us how many people can hit the target and leave it at that. Let’s call these “cognitively superficial target assessments”. Other target assessments tell us how many people not only can hit the target, but understand what the target (e.g., fractions) means and why it works as it does. Let’s call these sorts of assessments “cognitively deep target assessments”.
- "Too often in schools, we take reading as the main form of experience necessary for learning"
- This is so for good Darwinian reasons: we survive by using the past to move to the future, not by lingering in the past. It is time, I think, for assessment and testing to move into the future, as well.
4. Anything Post - Southern Celebrates Student Leaders
- I was invited to a student leadership appreciation day at Southern! Since I'm the treasurer of Italianissimi, I got to go. There were free t shirts (always a must) and they had donuts and hot chocolate, and a snack bar to show appreciation for the hard work their student leaders like myself do. It was really fun!