[SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: Rubrics
jenn.strobel at gmail.com
Sun Nov 28 21:35:47 EST 2010
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To the Kingdom of Aethelmearc does Odriana vander Brugghe bid greetings.
As many of you are already familiar, rubrics will not be used at Ice
Dragon specifically for judging, but will be used as an educational
tool. This approach does not and should not diminish the value of
rubrics as an assessment tool, it increases the possibilities for
their greater use in more arenas as a tool for artisans and scientists
to gain an idea of what level their work is at, according to the
definitions provided by the rubrics.
I wish to thank Baron Fridrikr Tommasson av Knussling Ham who
originated the rubrics project and educated so many of us as to their
use and value to the A&S community. He has also spent years
shepherding the process of having new rubrics created for categories
that did not yet have them and having the rubrics updated to ensure
their continued value as an educational tool. This kind of activity
takes a lot of time and care to do well, and he has provided our
Kingdom with a great resource.
Baron Fridrikr will be stepping back from this project for a time to
regather himself and to allow him to re-engage after having the
opportunity to contribute to the A&S community by being an Artist and
sharing his talents with all of us in that way.
I will be stepping into his very large shoes as the point of contact
for the rubrics for the time being.
For those of you unfamiliar with what rubrics are and why they are
such a valuable resource for the A&S Community, there is an
explanation of what they are and how they can be used located at
This document focuses on rubrics as a judging tool, but there are a
number of applications that rubrics have.
For the purposes of how the rubrics are going to be used for the 2011
Ice Dragon event, it is strongly encouraged that entrants use the
rubrics to attain a grasp of what level their work is at to maximize
their possible judging points. This is the same process that most
artisans used to assess their work for Ice Dragon when they were
entering in a category where rubrics were previously used for judging.
Judges, especially new judges, are encouraged to use the rubrics as a
means by which to gain insight as to what the various expectations are
for what level the entry is.
What I ask of all of you is to review the current rubrics
(http://www.aeans.org/downloads.htm) and if there are changes that you
would like to make, please send me your changes. Or, for categories
without rubrics, I ask that you consider writing a rubric for that
category. Having updated rubrics and closing the gap on the
categories without rubrics ensures that the resource delivers
continued value to the community.
Thank you all for your time and if you have any questions or would
like more information about how the rubrics are going to be used going
forward, please contact me via email at jenn.strobel at gmail.com or via
phone at 412.213.8116 (phone calls between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
only, please). If you have Ice Dragon Pentathlon specific questions,
you can contact Maitress Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon via email at
yvianne at zoominternet.net.
Written this twenty eighth day of November two thousand and ten in the
North Hills of the Most Remarkable Barony Marche of the Debatable
Lands in the fourth year of the reign of the Boy Mayor, Luke.
Aude aliquid dignum
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