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Program Details


July 18 – 20, 2023

July 18 – 21, 2023


All sessions will take place virtually via Zoom.


9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pacific Standard Time

10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mountain Standard Time

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Central Standard Time

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time


$950/per person

$1250/per person

Group Pricing available for groups of 2 or more individuals.
Receive $50 off each ticket!

Program Agenda

Program FAQs


When does registration close?
Registration closes on
July 17, 2023. Space is limited and historically this event has sold out. We recommend completing your registration today. 

How do I pay by Purchase Order?
Select “Purchase Order” during the checkout process.

How do we register a group?
You can register up to 10 attendees on a single registration. If you’d like to register a larger group, please contact us at We want to encourage school and district teams to attend, but balance that with making space for participants from a wide variety of contexts.1

Payment via Purchase Order (PO)

Where should I make the Purchase Order out to?
Crescendo Education Group LLC
360 Grand Avenue,
Suite 71 Oakland, CA 94610

Where do I submit my completed Purchase Order?
Please email your completed Purchase Order to

When is the Purchase Order submission due by?
Purchase Orders should be submitted by July 12, 2023. The PO is considered a binding agreement to pay within 30 days of receipt of invoice.

I will need a phone number and email in order to add Crescendo Education Group as a vendor at my school, what can I use?
We will send an invoice to you directly which includes all of our information, including our W-9.

Where can I find Crescendo Education Group’s W-9 form?
You can find it here and we will attach it to the invoice.

Who can I contact for further billing instructions?
Please contact us at

Institute Materials

What address will my package be sent to?
Your institute package will be sent to the shipping address you entered during registration.  To change your shipping address, please email

What if I register as part of a group and didn’t provide my shipping address?
We will reach out to everyone via email that was registered as part of a group to request their shipping addresses.


What will we learn at the Institute?
Day 1 is an exploration of our own, and our nation’s, history of grading, its impact on teaching and learning and how it undermines equity, and an introduction to the Grading for Equity framework and practices that support the Accuracy Pillar.

Day 2 builds on Day 1 and focuses on the Bias-Resistance Pillar and Motivation Pillars of the Grading for Equity framework.

Day 3 begins to integrate the three pillars and the equitable grading practices and consider how to implement these practices in our classrooms and schools.

Day 4 (optional additional day for school and district leaders) shifts our perspective to examine the challenges and possibilities of supporting teachers in this work and engaging multiple constituents.

Is this the right opportunity for a school, district, or organization who is looking to “train the trainer” and confirm internal capacity to lead this work in Fall 2023?
The Institute is designed to build capacity to build understanding of the “why” and “what” of equitable grading, and to begin to learn the “how”. For teachers, it leads to the question: “What will I try in my classroom next year to make my grading more equitable?”

For those who are responsible to lead this work, the Institute will help you consider possible ways to support others in their learning about equitable grading. By the end of this Institute, you are not (and should not) be expected, responsible, or even advised to be the “resident expert” and to train others to implement equitable grading. However, from this Institute, you will gain greater comfort and confidence with the purpose and principles of equitable grading, and for those enrolling in the additional 4th day for leaders, you will leave with some next steps to support teachers with learning about and trying those principles and practices, as well as some communication and change management strategies.

I already read Grading for Equity and/or completed the Grading for Equity online course. How will this be different?
While we will incorporate many of the topics included in the online course, and addressed more comprehensively in the book, the Institute is designed to be an interactive learning experience that incorporates conversation, reflection, and exercises to deepen understanding of equitable grading practices and that allow for participants to engage with the work at different levels depending on their experiences and context.

It is also an opportunity to build connections with other educators across the country–in public and independent schools, in rural, urban, and suburban schools, in K-16 contexts, and serving a wide range of students and communities–all of whom are part of an impassioned group working to make grading more equitable that you get to join. Plus, for those attending as a team from your site, it provides a shared learning experience that supports future collaboration and coordination.

Day of Event

How do I log into the virtual institute platform?
Attendees will gain access to the online platform a few days before the Institute. An email will be sent to the email used to register that has a link to log into the virtual venue. Make sure to only use a CHROME browser.


Does Crescendo Education Group offer scholarships or free institute access?
We are sorry to say that this year we are unable to distribute free access or scholarships. We appreciate the interest!

Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
We are happy to answer your questions. Please contact us at