Visit to Providence Schools...

Today I had the opportunity to visit with Tom Hoffman and some of the faculty he works with at Fortes Elementary and Feinstein High School in Providence, RI. It has been a busy day, full of visits to classrooms and discussions about technology use with assessment.

Fortes has a facinating museum program and a very interesting history. Mrs. Weinberg demonstarted STEP, an assessment visualization tool being piloted from Inquirium.

Feinstein has a program that is grounded in performance based assessment. KC Perry and Tom Hoffman demonstrated their homegrown system for tracking student progress.

The system is built on Python and Zope and is web accessable.

More to write later, but it has been a very interesting day. Tomorrow I leave for New York to hook up with Will Richardson and to visit Joe Luft and the Brooklyn International School.