Cassandra Erkens

Cassandra Erkens

Cassandra Erkens is a presenter, facilitator, coach, trainer of trainers, keynote speaker, author, and above all, a teacher. She presents nationally and internationally on assessment, instruction, school improvement, and professional learning communities.

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Cassandra Erkens

Cassandra Erkens is a presenter, facilitator, coach, trainer of trainers, keynote speaker, author, and above all, a teacher. She presents nationally and internationally on a wide variety of educational topics, including assessment, instruction, leadership, school improvement, and collaboration. She also provides facilitation services for meetings and retreats. Cassandra strives to customize her sessions to target the exact needs of the clientele with whom she is working.

As an educator and recognized leader, Cassandra has served as a senior high school English teacher, a director of staff development at the district level, a regional school improvement facilitator at the state level, a director of staff and organization development in the private sector, and an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University. She is the author of seven books and a contributing author to four anthologies. She has also authored and coauthored a wide array of published trainings and has designed and delivered the training-of-trainers programs for two major education-based companies.

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Presentation titles by Cassandra Erkens

  • Making Homework Count
  • Promoting and Certifying Learning With Collaborative Common Assessments
  • Assessment Design With the Common Core Standards
  • Designing Scales and Rubrics
  • Getting to Standards-Based Grading
  • Leading the Way to Assessment Literacy
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Using Formative Data to Inform Instruction
  • Empowering True Collaboration
  • Navigating Conflict and Feeling Good About It
  • Navigating Change
  • Leading by Design
  • Facilitation Skills for Leadership Empowerment

“Cassandra was wonderful! I love her practical stories that can be related to and enhanced learning and understanding.”

Mary Doherty, teacher, Council Rock School District, Pennsylvania