Monday, June 8, 2015

The Dr. Will Show - Standards Based Learning with Connie Hamilton, Ed.S.

On today's episode, I chat with Connie Hamilton, Ed.S. about standards based learning and how it improves student learning outcomes.

Connie Hamilton Ed.S. currently serves her school district in West Michigan as their curriculum director and co-elementary principal.  Her teaching experiences include 1st through 8th grade and interventions and contribute to her vertical perspective on best instructional strategies.  Connie strives to build leadership capacity within teachers, creating teams of educators to work together to increase student achievement.  Identifying student needs from the day-to-day and building to a district point of view allows for various strategies and systems to meet student needs.  As a certified trainer for classroom questioning, Connie shares methods with teachers not only to pose questions for students, but within themselves to help maintain a growth-minded drive in education.

As the founder and moderator of Sunday night's weekly #TMchat, Connie has had the privilege of collaborating with minds like Larry Ferlazzo, Doug Fisher, Dave Burgess, Nancy Frey and many more.  These Twitter chats have proven to be a source for references and thought-provoking conversation on critical educational topics such as student engagement, formative assessment, rigor, etc.  Please follow her on Twitter @conniehamilton and consider joining the dynamic group of educators for a #TMchat Sundays at 10pm ET.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Dr. Will,

    I am a student in EDM 310 at the University of South Alabama and have been assigned to read your blog. I really enjoyed watching Standard Based Learning with Connie Hamilton, Ed. S. and found it was filled with information I was not aware of. To your question regarding what the mastery of the standard really say about the students’ learning: I have heard students say many times that the letter grade does not represent what they really know but didn’t understand what they meant until now. I like how Mrs. Hamilton pointed out that standard base learning makes students aware of their weaknesses and strengths, giving them the opportunity to focus on what they don’t understand. I am excited to learn more from your blog!