Bringing together hundreds of teachers/professors deeply involved in the teaching of Introductory Psychology to meet, connect, eat, and work and toward a common goal of grading over 1/4 MILLION AP exams taken this year, here we are in Kansas City, MO.
|Virginia Welle, Catherine Jaquith, Michael Ray|
After rubric development, the extensive training and reliability checks ensure the grading of exams is "spot on," the work environment is extremely focused so that each test is assessed with dilligence and professionalism. Not seen the 2013 Questions? Steve and I were both assigned to Question 2, with focus on research methods. Also in the room was Kristin Whitlock who was instrumental in the development and implementation of the rubric, which will be posted on the College Board website in the next few months. [Note from Steve: THSP's Kent Korek is on Q1.] ETS' primary goal for the reader/graders is that the exams are graded efficiently and effectively. In doing so, there's a lot more that happens in the process.... the social activities!
|Maria Vita and Barney Beins|
A formal professional night, a Worth Publisher hosted cocktail/book party, and other amazing less formal presentations such as Sue Frantz (the link is her website) on educational technology begin additional conversations and provide opportunity developing personal and professional relationships.
|Janie Wilson, Nancy Diehl, Karl Honma|
Spending nine days together, each year... year, after year? This has become and extended family. Why so much music history? Who claims title of "The Queen?" Sign up and find out, or come again. There is a concerted effort to help new people be successful and find new friends and colleagues.
Consider... next year in Kansas City.
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