Meredith Venable

My big push is making sure students know what you think they know, real activities and assessments that ensure real learning. That said, I'm all about trying new things and seeking out the best possible means to enrich my students.




Valley park high school

Recent Posts by Meredith

Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:33 PM in Creative chemistry projects
Emily, I did something like that in college. And no, I haven't come up with anything creative for chemistry. Most of my brain power has been devoted to tweaking a standards based system for my courses. And I started too late. I'll have to plan for next year :-)

Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:43 PM in Need Help Creating Activities for Stoichiometry
Well, so far it's purely theoretical, all on paper. I hope to come up with a lab version of it some day. I basically disguise a regular stoics problem as a forensic situation or industrial scenario. For example, you are a quality control company attempting to determine effectiveness of a new technique to produce . . . Whatever, Titania was my most recent compound. The group you're observing used 5...

Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:54 AM in Assessments
In my limited experience, I have discovered that one has to be careful converting formative assessments into summatives. Most of the time, what is classified as a formative assessment involves casual settings, guidance from the teacher, etc. Summatives usually involve a more carefully controlled environment. What a student can demonstrate beautifully in a casual formative assessment they cannot re...