Workshop: Facilitator Training for Holistic Scoring 

Course ID - CTD0300-1               

Short Title: Train-the-Trainer

 Audience   Faculty- who Teach Gordon Rule Courses
Length of Workshop:      4 hours 

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.  

This workshop is designed for facilitators who will assist Dr. Brian Huot in a 4-hour workshop on the uses of holistic scoring and rubrics used for implementing the Gordon Rule Policy and guidelines in the classroom. During this workshop for facilitators, Dr. Huot will give an overview of the holistic scoring process, the Gordon Rule Rubric, and selecting student samples of writing.  Following will be training on the roles of facilitators and how to facilitate discussions.  Prior to the workshop, participants of this training workshop will be required to read selected works by experts in the field of holistic assessment (Assessing Writing: A Critical Sourcebook). After the workshop, they will be required to submit a two-page reflective paper on how holistic grading can be useful as an assessment tool in one of their classes.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles for holistic scoring of essays
  • Explain the role and expectations of 9/12 facilitation
  • Facilitate discussions



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Registration information
Course ID: CTD0300-1
Course Title:  Train-the-Trainer 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

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If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.