EARCOS Sponsored Professional Learning Weekend (2019)

Leading the Way to Standards Based Grading and Assessment in Your Classroom and School

Presented by Dr. Douglas Reeves

Dates: January 11-12, 2019
Times: Friday (9:00 to 4:00 P.M.) Saturday (9:00 to 3:00 P.M.)
Venue: Morrison Academy (Taichung) 216 Si Ping Road, Taichung, Taiwan 40679
Workshop Fee: USD $100 USD (or equivalent New Taiwan Dollar NTD) payable in cash or check on the first day of the workshop — or you may pay online (see below). Current Exchange Rate: USD 1 = NTD 30 (approx.) **This includes two morning snacks, two lunches, and two afternoon tea breaks.


Please register first then return to this page if you plan on paying online via a credit card.

To register, click here!

Registration Deadline: January 4th, 2019 (Workshop will be closed at 60 participants)

Questions or problems registering? Contact Missy Basnett, basnettm@mca.org.tw

Workshop Overview

Grading and reporting are among the most emotional issues in education. Most grading systems have not changed for more than a century and despite a mountain of evidence testifying to the ineffectiveness of traditional grading practices, the vast majority of schools persist in them. Even more recent movements, such as “standards-based grading,” are fraught with peril if they are not established on a firm foundation of trust and communication among faculty, students, parents, administrators, and governing board members. This workshop equips participants to analyze their existing grading and reporting structure and leave with a plan to make significant improvements that will bear fruit in the form of better engagement and student results.

Douglas Reeves’s Biography

Douglas Reeves is the founder of Creative Leadership Solutions, a non-profit with the mission to improve educational opportunities for students throughout the world using creative solutions for leadership, policy, teaching, and learning.

Dr. Reeves is also the founder of DouglasReeves.com, ChangeLeaders.com, and has created a non-profit called FinishTheDissertation.org, which helps doctoral students finish their dissertations via phone, Skype, or personal conferences.

Dr. Reeves has worked with education, business, nonprofit, and government organizations throughout the world. The author of more than 30 books and more than 80 articles on leadership and organizational effectiveness, he has twice been named to the Harvard University Distinguished Authors Series and was named the Brock International Laureate for his contributions to education. Dr. Reeves received both the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Parent’s Choice Award for his writing for children and parents. His career of work in professional learning led to the Contribution to the Field Award from the National Staff Development Council. For his international work, Dr. Reeves was named the William Walker Scholar by the Australian Council of Educational Leaders.


Morrison recommends staying at the Herkang Hotel or the Taichung Maison de Chine Hotel. Both hotels are a 20 min walk or 8 min. taxi ride to Morrison Academy:

Taichung Maison de Chine Hotel
Taichung Maison de Chine Hotel [Information HERE]

Herkang Hotel
Google Map from Herkang Hotel to Morrison [HERE]
Image of map to Morrison Academy from Herkang Hotel [HERE]


Morrison recommends you fly into Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) or Taichung Airport (RMQ). Getting to Morrison from Airport for more information on getting to campus from the airport.