Rick Wormeli, an expert on standards-based assessment and grading, will be coming to Cumberland to share his knowledge and expertise with parents and educators. Rick is one of the most highly sought after presenters in the country. He is a highly motivating, energetic and highly engaging speaker. Rick has presented in all 50 states, Canada, China, Europe, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Australia, the Middle East and the White House.
In December of 2014, a group of Cumberland educators traveled to Maryland for a two day workshop with Rick on standards-based grading. All of the educators attending that training strongly suggested that we bring him to Cumberland to speak to parents and educators after seeing his common sense presentation and engaging style. He uses research and best practice along with his experience and expertise to help his audience understand why standards-based education is essential to improving the quality of education in our schools. In addition to helping educators and parents understand the value of standards-based education, Rick will answer your questions related to this important topic.
Rick will be conducting three presentations during his visit to Cumberland on Monday, August 31st. There will be two sessions during the day for Cumberland’s educators. We are providing complimentary tickets for parents and Cumberland residents to hear Rick’s presentation on Monday, August 31st, at 6:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium. It is important that you let us know by Friday, August 14th if you are interested in attending. We will be providing an opportunity for other educators from around the state to attend the performance for a fee once we know how many parents and community members will be attending. Please contact Laurie Jencks at 401-658-1600 ext. 7 or email her at laurie [dot] jencks [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org (l)aurie [dot] jencks [at] cumberlandschools [dot] org as soon as possible. More information regarding Rick is attached for your review.