Formative Assessment and Differentiation

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Formative assessment informs educators about student learning, and when done correctly, it also informs the students how to improve and move forward with their next goal. Teachers must know how to use that information to shape their instruction.

The Biggest Give-Away Yet - Thank You Readers and my Personal Learning Network!

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Autographed Books : (per Amazon): In The Book Whisperer , Miller takes us inside her sixth grade classroom to reveal the secrets of her powerful but unusual instructional approach. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction.

iPads in Students' Hands

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Here''s an example from Mrs. Saggio''s class : This was a fabulous formative assessment because there were students who really could apply various meaning and creatively show this, while other students could only think of one way to use the word.

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Instructional Practices with Huge Impact

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So, you''ve done some formative assessment , and the results show you that the route you had planned to take with your instruction actually needs to adapt to where the students are at. Lesson planning and formative assessment remind me of planning a day trip.

Common Core: Addressing Text Complexity through Digital Resources

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The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) issued a letter informing us they will increase the text complexity as well as higher Lexile levels on the current AIMS test this year to help transition to the PARCC assessment. 21st Century Learning Common Core differentiated instruction

327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The newly added LearnZillion Common Core aligned lessons focus on the use of narrated video for instruction. The pause button allows students to tackle the learning at their own pace, while built in learning supports make this an instructional tool that addresses a variety of learning needs. Uses for Teaching & Learning: Differentiate instruction by assessing student needs and assigning specific learning playlists to individual students for reteaching and challenge.

New Hampshire testing pilot breaks the federal accountability mold

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Department of Education made a groundbreaking decision to allow four school systems in New Hampshire to pilot a new accountability regime based on a mix of local and state assessments. New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment for Competency Education (PACE) pilot will allow locally managed assessments to count toward federal accountability requirements. A new approach to assessment sits at the fulcrum of any competency-based approach. This week the U.S.

Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

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Report results are based on an assessment in 2012 that tracked students in more than 40 countries and surveyed them on computer habits and conducted both written and digital tests. I went to a recent professional development about differentiated instruction.

6 EdTech Resources and Strategies to Gain a Deeper Understanding of Students

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It is therefore essential to personalize instruction based upon learner differences if we are going to ensure that all students thrive in our schools. The key strategy to get to this level of understanding involves a tried-and-true instructional practice: formative assessments and feedback.

Flip It! The Flipped Classroom Model is for Everyone. Here’s Why.

Fractus Learning

That was not the correct answer; the correct answer was hands-on activities, inquiry- and project-based learning, and all those things that we have known that research has borne out to be effective and meaningful and important,” said Bergmann in a 2012 interview with The Journal.

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Instruction Aligns to WIDA PRIME V2 Correlation Criteria for English Language Learners

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June 13, 2018—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Instruction for Grades K–8 recently met all correlation criteria for the WIDA PRIME V2 Protocol for Review of Instructional Materials for ELLs (PRIME V2). NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.,

STEAM Learning in Action

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Educators support the use of STEAM in the classroom, according to Voices from the field: Teachers’ views on the relevance of arts integration , a 2012 study from Lesley University.

Why I Had to Develop a Unique Learner Profile to Meet the Needs of My Students

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I’ve learned that I need to know my students academically and personally so I can modify instruction to be as effective, engaging and rigorous as possible, so every year I craft personal learner profiles for my students that go beyond their IEP goals and basic personality surveys. Carol Ann Tomlinson's work on differentiated instruction and Benjamin Bloom's work with mastery learning have shaped my understanding of how to meet the needs of each learner.

Part 2: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … More Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. Part 2: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … More Reading.

School district in Georgia creates significant learning gains for Title 1 students

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Participating schools will receive Achieve3000’s 24/7 differentiated, blended instruction for students, teaching resources and blended professional development for educators, real-time data dashboard for administrators, and robust home support for parents and guardians.

#SmartSeries Refresh | Data Backpacks: Portable Records & Learner Profiles

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A lot has happened in the world of digital learning since ExcelinEd’s Digital Learning Now initiative and Getting Smart released the first Smart Series paper in August 2012. Originally published October 2012, updated and re-released Summer 2015.

A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

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There is some thought that a certain percentage of instruction must be digital to qualify as “blended learning,” but there is no clear industry standard. Differentiation. See also Personalized Learning, Differentiated Learning, and Self-Directed Learning.

Resources from Miami Device

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Enhancing Instruction with Digital Games by Andrew Miller Uncover how and why games engage us in specific and meaningful ways. Pick and play games for intentional moments in the classroom, such formative assessment, differentiated instruction, and reflection to name a few.