• Mastery Learning and Grading

    Mastery Learning and Grading is a growth-mindset approach to K-12 teaching and learning, based on the expectation that everyone can learn when provided with the right conditions and support. It offers all students and teachers an alternative to traditional instruction and grading. By refocusing classroom grading, assessment, instruction, and lesson planning on clear learning targets, and by implementing research-based systems honoring individual variation in learning styles, Mastery Learning and Grading allows more students to succeed academically and ultimately to take charge of their own learning.

    Vision Statement:  We believe all students can learn and have the right to the conditions that support their learning.

     

     

  • Mastery Learning and Grading Virtual PD Options

     

    Virtual MLG PD Series

    For school groups of twelve or more, the PD series entails six two-hour, virtual workshops scheduled approximately two to three weeks apart to allow participants time to reflect and engage in the eight hours of asynchronous online learning. Upon completion of all virtual workshops and asynchronous online learning, participants will earn MLG certification.   Please contact your local district's MLG coach to for more information about virtual MLG PD Series options.

     

    Virtual Salary Point Classes

    Mastery Learning and Grading Salary Point Classes meet virtually on six Saturdays for two and a half hours, and also include 30 hours of asynchronous online learning.  Participants who successfully complete the course requirements will earn 1 Salary Point Credit.  To enroll on MyPLN, search keywords “mastery salary point.”  

     

    Asynchronous Online Learning

    Please contact your local district's MLG coach for information on how to participate in the online learning. 

     

    Virtual Implementation Support (MLG certificated educators):

    These virtual sessions provide certified MLG teachers with an opportunity to get feedback and coaching on Mastery Learning and Grading learning targets, rubrics, assessments, syllabi, and gradebook set-up in Schoology in order to promote effective implementation of Mastery Learning and Grading practices.  This opportunity is for groups of 12 or more MLG certified educators at your school site or MLG educators can participate in their local district’s Implementation Support sessions. Please contact your local district's MLG coach to schedule Implementation Support sessions.

     

    unConferences (MLG certified educators):

    Using an unConference model, in which participants are not constrained by a rigid schedule of workshops and topics, this event will provide an opportunity for educators to collaborate, create, and showcase resources that can be used in their schools and classrooms to support learning and growth in all students.  Virtual option is coming soon.

     

    Facilitator Training:

    This 5 full day of training helps participants gain a deeper understanding of MLG.  Participants will be equipped to lead school-site teams through the MLG PD Series and build their compacity to support school-site implementation.  Participants must have approval from their administrator to participate and school sites are responsible for providing sub coverage, if necessary.  Virtual option is still being developed.

    For more information on any of the above, please contact:

    Chris Grounds, DOI MLG Coordinator (christopher.grounds@lausd.net)

  • For district-wide information (Salary Point Class, Facilitator Training, Implementation Support, and unConferences), please contact:

     

    Chris Grounds (christopher.grounds@lausd.net)

    Mastery Learning and Grading Coordinator, Division of Instruction

     

     

    For information on local district MLG School-Site PD or MLG opportunities, please contact:

For more information about MLG PD opportunities, please contact:

 

Lucia Campos

lmc4651@lausd.net

 

Melissa Guice

mjg7290@lausd.net

 

Mastery Learning and Grading Instructional Coaches, DOI

 

Local District Central:  Mastery Learning and Grading School-Site PD Series:  Informational Flyer

 

To schedule MLG school-site PD in LD Central, please contact:

 

Steffany Ellis

steffany.ellis@lausd.net

 

Karla Galdamez-Terriquez

kmg0971@lausd.net

 

Mastery Learning and Grading Instructional Coaches, LD Central

 

Local District Central:  Mastery Learning and Grading School-Site PD Series:  Informational Flyer

To schedule MLG school-site PD in LD East, please contact:

 

Cristin Carroll

cmc8806@lausd.net

323-224-5954

 

Andrew Frangos

andrew.frangos@lausd.net

 

Mastery Learning and Grading Instructional Coaches, LD East

 

Local District East:  Mastery Learning and Grading School-Site PD Series:  Informational Flyer

 

 

To schedule MLG school-site PD in LD Northeast, please contact:

 

Sonya Cole

scc4901@lausd.net

 

Norma Rodriguez

nxe9914@lausd.net

 

Mastery Learning and Grading Instructional Coaches, LD Northeast

 

Local District Northeast:  Mastery Learning and Grading School-Site PD Series:  Informational Flyer

To schedule MLG school-site PD in LD Northwest, please contact:

  

Timothy Driscol

tsd0582@lausd.net

 

Melissa Portillo

melissa.portillo@lausd.net

 

 Mastery Learning and Grading Instructional Coaches, LD Northwest

 

Local District Northwest:  Mastery Learning and Grading School-Site PD:  Informational Flyer

To schedule MLG school-site PD in LD South, please contact:

 

Daniel Allbee            

dma9014@lausd.net

 

Mastery Learning and Grading Instructional Coach, LD South

 

Local District South:  Mastery Learning and Grading School-Site PD:  Informational Flyer

 

Local District South:  Mastery Learning and Grading PD series @ LDS Flyer

 

Local District South:  Mastery Learning and Grading Implementation Support @ LDS Flyer

To schedule MLG school-site PD in LD West, please contact:

 

Tamika McKenzie Porter

tam6951@lausd.net

310-914-2179

 

Shannon Morgan

shannon.morgan@lausd.net

 310-914-2130

 

 Mastery Learning and Grading Instructional Coaches, LD West

 

 Local District West:  Mastery Learning and Grading School-Site PD Series:  Informational Flyer

 

 

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