This conference is designed to help educators learn how to effectively implement a standards-based grading system.  Educators from Solon, Clear Creek Amana, and Van Meter Schools are hosting the event for secondary educators, administrators, and others interested in learning more about SBG. 

April 24, 2013 8:30am-3:00pm

Grant Wood AEA, Northern Facility 4401 Sixth Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Conference website: http://tinyurl.com/sbgconference

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Matt Townsley

Solon Community Schools
Director of Instruction & Technology
Solon, Iowa
Matt Townsley taught high school math in Eastern Iowa for six years until 2010 when he transitioned to his current role as the Director of Instruction and Technology for the Solon Community School District. He regularly presents at conferences and leads professional development on the topics of formative assessment and standards-based grading. Matt was the ITEC Administrator of the Year in 2012 and an ASCD Emerging Leader, Class of 2014. One of his articles, "Redesigning Grading—Districtwide" was published in the December 2013 issue of Educational Leadership. He has a BA in Math Education from Wartburg College, M.Ed. in curriculum and instructional technology from Iowa State, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. at the University of West Georgia.