Alan November Shares A Mind Blowing New Idea in Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Alan November @globalearner shares an assessment idea that is gaining steam. In today’s ThoughtLeader Thursday, start thinking about this new idea in assessment. Want to hear another episode on assessment? Information and links on this assessment idea.

Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

The CoolCatTeacher

STLinATL is an exciting education conference hosted at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer July 26-27. I’ll be speaking along with Jay McTighe, Dr. Janet Zanida, Suzie Boss and more at this affordable conference ($295 including meals and conference attendance.).

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Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

NTC is a multi-day conference jam-packed with interactive workshops, engaging speakers, relevant vendors, ignite sessions (thought-provoking presentations only five minutes long), and opportunities to connect with other mission-driven techies from across the country.

The workshop model: Beyond the basics

The Cornerstone for Teachers

This week on the Truth for Teachers podcast: Jen Bengel explains the workshop model, how to create mini-lessons, and how to get students excited about books. So in this episode, we’re talking about the workshop model. Jen’s going to do a deep dive into an ELA or reading workshop model.

For Teachers, a STEAM Workshop Where Arts Are Key

Edsurge

Students work on a volcano project developed from a special STEAM workshop for educators. That all changed when the school took eight teachers to a Title I conference two years ago—a reward for its top performance. After the conference, teachers at Bracken—a school that prides itself on its democratic approach to decision making—decided to give it a shot. “I Take a workshop lesson titled “unplugged coding,” which is designed to demystify the logic behind computer science.

Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill. I have a workshop and session entitled “STEM is a Verb”.

Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In fact, the year starts out with two amazing conferences … FETC and then TCEA. It is filled with thoughts on Creativity including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. I thought this would be a great post to start my coverage of an amazing conference.

A Deeper Look at Assessing Kids’ Writing

MiddleWeb

A Closer Look: Learning More About Our Writers with Formative Assessment (K-6) provides insight into an area often glossed over during writing instruction. Teacher turned teacher educator Benjamin Boche reports novices and veterans can deepen their workshop practice. Assessment Book Reviews anchor charts Benjamin Boche checklists conferences Diane Dougherty formative assessment inventories K-6 Lynn Dorfman rubrics self-assessment Stenhouse surveys writing writing workshop

Critical Thinking: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging, authentic, practical, and purposeful professional development. I have a workshop and session entitled “STEM is a Verb”.

Why and How to Flip Your Writing Workshop

MiddleWeb

Dana Johansen and Sonja Paul nudge writing workshop to a new level with flipped mini-lessons, allowing more time for teachers to conference with students.

Could This Be One of the BEST Edu Conferences of 2015? #WGEDD

Kleinspiration

What Great Educators Do Differently - click here to connect to the conference homepage - I've always been "addicted to" professional learning. This year I have attended and will continue to attend some terrific conferences and workshops. Why Attend This Particular Conference?

3 Ways You’ll Grow From A TeachThought PBL Conference

TeachThought - Learn better.

Our Foundations of PBL Workshop, the center of both PBL Hilton Head and PBL Grow 20, is focused on helping you learn project-based learning through the creation of a project for implementation in your classroom. Over the course of the two and a half days you’ll think more deeply about your teaching as you focus on design and planning, scaffolding and assessment, and implementation and management of projects.

PD for Writing Teachers: STEM Workshops, Rockstar Camps, Twitter and More!

Edsurge

CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps Summers and school year, mostly in California, one- to two-day workshops, very affordable, free if district-sponsored. I attended my first one, a three-day workshop in Manhattan Beach, in 2014, and now I both present at and attend them in northern and southern California. Formative assessment tools like Padlet , Socrative , Quizizz , and Kahoot! One of my favorite PD experiences ever was as one of the few English teachers at a STEM workshop.

Teacher Lesson Planner + Personal Organizer + Data and Assessment Binder = Teacher Anchor (All in One Awesomeness!)

Kleinspiration

So, of course, it made sense for her to include such a detailed and teacher-friendly section to have for assessments. I selected to give this product a try because I was sold on the fact that it included an additional teaching tool: the data/assessment section.

Using Games for Assessment

Edutopia

Video & Transcript Using Games for Classroom Assessment (Transcript) . Liza: Games are great ways to assess student learning in action. Liza: So how do you assess student learning using a game? They can help you figure out what your students know and how they think.

Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know there are some amazing formative assessment tools on the web. Booking Info – Time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

Part 1: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have often reflected on the idea of formative assessment. Second, it may be better stated as formative learning since I view assessment as a part of the overall learning experience. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

The 2020 Learning Revolution daily online conference starts today!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2020 Learning Revolution daily online conference starts today! Hosted conversations are listed in the conference calendar and held in a virtual Zoom room with up to 300 participants. ORGANIZE : Organize your own mini-conference inside of the Learning Revolution conference.

Part 2: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to post number two in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Opinionated Guide to Changing Edtech Industry Conferences

Edsurge

They’re abbreviations for major conferences for companies in the education industry. What sets them apart from purely teacher-focused conferences is that industry players aren’t viewed mainly as vendors who pony up for a sponsorship or exhibit booth. Instead, in nearly every case, they’re primary conference attendees. The last time I took a detailed look at the industry conference landscape for EdSurge was in 2014. ASU GSV. SXSW EDU.

Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series on formative assessment, and I am sure you will find these tools most valuable. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

Part 3: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to post number three in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

6 Cutting Edge EdTech Companies to Keep An Eye Out For This Year at the ISTE Conference!

TeacherCast

Are you excited about the ISTE Conference? This year, TeacherCast and ThinkWrite are partnering up to provide FREE Podcasting headsets during my podcasting workshops. Are you headed to the ISTE conference?

5 Ideas to Incorporate Assessment in Project Based Learning … Grounded in the Standards

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Most of all, thanks for being one of those over 25,000 visitors a month, over 10,000 subscribers, and possibly one of the thousands of educators that have attended my workshops at schools and conferences. In this post, I wish to speak to the idea of assessment in PBL.

Part 5: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to post number five in a series devoted to formative learning (assessment). Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

Wednesday's "Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning" Mini-Conference - New Sessions Added

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join LearningRevolution.com. ATTENDING: The sessions and links will appear in the regular conference schedule pages for each time zone. PLATFORM: The mini-conference platform is Zoom.

Silent Reading vs. Independent Reading: What’s the Difference? (plus digital tools to assess IR)

Reading By Example

During a past professional development workshop, the consultant informed us at one point to end independent reading in our classrooms. Teacher monitoring, assessing, and support during IR. Assessing Independent Reading. The challenge then is: how do I assess independent reading? Many teachers use a paper-based conferring notebook. Next is a list of tools that I have observed teachers using for assessing independent reading.

2012 miGoogle Conference

The Electric Educator

The conference was launched by a keynote presentation from Google+ product manager Ronald Ho who encouraged educators to prepare students for the jobs of the future by focusing on collaboration and critical thinking skills. Over 30 presenters led 48 unique workshops on a wide range of Google products. The quality of each workshop was outstanding. The 2013 miGoogle conference will be held on Friday, October 26!

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching.

How to streamline assessment and spend less time grading

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The topic for our first productivity roundtable is streamlining the grading and assessment process. They’ve found more effective ways to monitor and assess student learning, and they’re going to share those strategies here with you today.

The 5 Keys to Successful Comprehensive Assessment in Action

Edutopia

Video & Transcript Five Keys to Comprehensive Assessment (Transcript). Linda: The United States is at a moment where it could really transform its assessment systems. Linda: Assessment should occur early and often and throughout the process.

The Building Learning Communities Conference More Than Lives Up To Its Name

ASIDE

Source: ASIDE 2018 Source: November Learning This year’s Building Learning Communities - Education Conference 2018 more than lived up to its goal of fostering dialogues between talented, dedicated educators.

April 22 Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 COST: Free REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join LearningRevolution.com. ATTENDING: The sessions and links will appear in the regular conference schedule pages for each time zone. PLATFORM: The mini-conference platform is Zoom.

A conference about what is sacred in education: 5Sigma Edu Con

iLearn Technology

Hundreds of conferences, workshops, MOOCS, edcamps, professional journals, blogs, the list seriously goes on and on. In short, this is a conference that will do more than inspire you, you will be empowered to launch in your own classrooms, schools and districts!

A Professional Development Alternative

My Island View

I recently attended the annual conference held by , the New York State ISTE affiliate organization. It is a favorite conference of mine, since I served as a board member of that organization for about six years. It is also both comprehensive and progressive in the way of education conferences. The hard cold fact of the matter is that if we are to improve our education system, we must improve how we understand, deliver, and assess our professional development.