Teachers be Teaching and Assessors be Assessing

…Teachers crowded into a few rooms “learning” to assess their assessments, that is, slow-motion what is used to assess students, whether as formative, interim, or summative, and effectively grade the assessment using a rubric of sorts. The end result being a score of 1-20 where anything above 14 is considered a “gold-standard” assessment. (Note: the ACT… Read More Teachers be Teaching and Assessors be Assessing

Mosaic Development, Our Working “Bio”

Snapshot in the development of The Mosaic Collective… As we continue to develop here’s a “bio” that best describes our program right now: Born in 2014 out of experience, frustration, curiosity, and a sense of educational righteousness, The Mosaic Collective is a project-based, problem-based, inquiry-based, and challenge-based learning environment housed in a traditional public high school.… Read More Mosaic Development, Our Working “Bio”

Twenty Percent Time, Really, Seriously, Like Totally 20%

A foundational idea to the Mosaic Collective is beginning to gather momentum. It’s the idea of 20% time, made famous by organizations and companies like Google. Can you imagine dedicating 20% of your work time to personal curiosity, inquiry, and experimentation; operating only under the caveat that what you develop and create must benefit the… Read More Twenty Percent Time, Really, Seriously, Like Totally 20%

Student Perspective on the State of Education

From a recent email: Thank you for all your hard work during term one.  Congratulate yourself for everything you have done – creating your e-portfolio, formulating your goals and professional growth plan, developing performance task assessments, posting your grades, establishing your club, participating in STOMP and/or Showdown, mentoring an intern and/or colleague, taking tickets at… Read More Student Perspective on the State of Education