Law Ortiguerra

Assessment 2.0 – Alternative Assessment Practices

Assessment 2.0 is themed around the use of presentations, exhibitions, critique, reflection and the celebration of student work as a vehicle for facilitating student learning. This workshop will include the nuts and bolts of student presentations of learning, meaningful exhibitions of student work, collaborative assessment of student work, and the ability to create projects with an audience in mind. Participants will work with how the curation and critique of student work impacts the student and teacher experience, influences — or even drives — project design, and plays a primary role in school culture and student learning.


Lawrence, or “Law” as known by many, was born at a very young age. Law always wanted to become a superhero, but found out that his superpower was not flying when he jumped out of his tree house and broke his ankle trying. However, he did realize that his true super power was to help people.   A San Diego local, Law received his BA in Mathematics Secondary Education from the University of California, San Diego and his MA in Counseling from the University of San Diego. Currently, Law is an eighth grade math and science teacher at High Tech Middle Media Arts. In addition to teaching, Law has been an Outreach Coordinator for the High Tech High Graduate School of Education where he worked with over 5000+ visitors that came to HTH in 2015-2015.  He was also the Director of Career Development and Community Outreach for High Tech High Media Arts where he coordinated the Academic Internship Program. Law is also the head coach of the High Tech High girls varsity volleyball team and the boys varsity volleyball team.     In his personal life, Law likes to dance (Latin Ballroom), play music and sing (in his church choir), and ride boards (Skimboard, Skateboard, Snowboard & Bodyboard). Law is also an avid traveler. In the spring of 2009, Law visited Japan with 16 of his students while in the Spring of 2012, Law travelled with his students to the birthplace of the tango: Argentina. His latest trip with students was in the spring of 2015, where they explored the rainforest and beaches of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. He was also a teaching fellow for Teach with Africa and a Presenter for the EdTech Summit South Africa in the summer of 2014. Law has also been to the Philippines, China, Italy, Belize, Honduras, Uruguay, the Bahamas, Australia and New Zealand. Brazil is at the top of his list of places to write new stories about.

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