Checking for Understanding

What is a curated workshop series?

A set of workshops deliberately designed and sequenced to build skills in one topic, from the fundamentals to advanced techniques. Through community, discussion, and multiple opportunities to practice, teachers hone new strategies they can use right away.

Checking for Understanding


Checking for understanding ensures that educators can adapt their teaching to meet individual student needs.  This series focuses on practical techniques to gauge, assess, and respond to their students' learning effectively. These techniques include checking whole group understanding, monitoring independent practice, and analyzing student work. By the end of this series, educators are equipped with the knowledge and skills to assess student understanding in real time and upon deliberate review of student work during planning periods.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to…

Create and analyze exemplars to determine what students need to know and be able to do to successfully master grade-level standards

Plan and implement techniques to check for whole group understanding

Monitor student work during independent practice to provide in-the-moment feedback to students

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Hearing from Our Partners

It was so refreshing to attend a professional development session that modeled best practices! It's so much easier to internalize and visualize what it can look like when you get to see it first.

Lindsay Miller, Special Education Instructional Coach, Bullitt County Public Schools

Tangible strategies and resources, with opportunities for practice in a safe space. Thank you!

Rosa Joo, Green Dot Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness Specialist

Our facilitator was very inclusive, mindful of our time, and also did a great job of teaching adults. (Not always easy to do)

Katie Stuhmer, Teacher Harding University High, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools

This was the best facilitated online session I have attended. It was so smoothly, calmly, and sensitively led. What a great model for our teachers and for myself as a leader. I am blown away by how engaging, organized, and meaningful this session was.

Heather Lee-Joy, AP of Instruction, KIPP Austin


  • Workshops must be booked 6-10 weeks in advance of delivery.
  • Price is for up to 50 teachers

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