Jamie Frye, NCHS English teacher, was highlighted today by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction regarding his use of Schoolnet assessments in a standards-based classroom. Read the DPI article below.
“The NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) is collaborating with teachers across the state to share ways our state’s teachers are using Home Base’s Instructional Improvement system, Schoolnet, in their daily instructional practices. You will have the opportunity to read stories and watch videos about instructional strategies that work for teachers, learn from teachers in the field about cool tips and resources they’re using in their classrooms and how Schoolnet has helped them in their day to day work.
Meet our first teacher of the series: James Frye, a sophomore English teacher at Newton-Conover High School as well as an Instructional Technology Facilitator for Newton-Conover City Schools.
James: “I’d like to share with you how you can use Schoolnet’s assessments to assess students’ progress by individual standard and then take the data you get by those individual standards and use it to fuel a Standards Based Grading classroom. This is an excellent way to use the software and track student mastery, moving from a traditional grading system to a mastery grading system in your classroom. I will also be talking about how Schoolnet really should be used with a purpose as an Instructional
Improvement System, not merely as a catalyst for increased and purposeless repeated assessments.” To see James’ video, please visit http://www.ncpublicschools.org/homebase/ and view his video from the Toolbox.”