Secondary Teachers Transform Their Practice

Battelle for Kids

3) It is common knowledge among secondary English teachers that many students don't read assigned texts, often relying on SparkNotes to successfully complete assignments and prepare for assessments. Volume 2, Issue 13, Number 8.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. We felt that students were learning about the outcomes in DL10, but we needed a better model for assessment.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. We created Assessment Items.

Secondary Traumatic Stress for Educators: Understanding and Mitigating the Effects

MindShift

The condition has numerous names: secondary traumatic stress (STS), vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue. How Schools Can Acknowledge Secondary Trauma. Learn about additional individual and organization strategies for addressing secondary traumatic stress, compiled by the U.S.

Learning Centers in the Secondary Classroom

Edutopia

Ted Malefyt Learning Environments Learning centers diversify student experience, encourage student voice, leverage available resources, and give teachers built-in opportunities for formative assessment and critical one-on-one conversations Photo credit: ITU Picturesl via flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Authentic Assessments to Support Teaching and Learning

edWeb.net

We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll.

How Should Learning Be Assessed?

MindShift

Tests are just one form of assessment, he points out, and limited in what they can accurately measure. He faults them for suppressing creativity and innovation, and creating narrowed educational experiences, because everything that is not measured becomes secondary or is dismissed entirely.

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. Part 4: Over 35 Formative Assessment Tools To Enhance Formative Learning Opportunities. Back Channel for Formative Assessment.

Channeling the anti-testing fervor

The Christensen Institute

Federally mandated testing has been one of the major points of discussion in Congress’s efforts this year to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). And a few weeks ago, an article on a survey conducted by the Oregon teachers union last spring to learn Oregon teachers’ opinions regarding annual state assessments observed that, “[s]urvey respondents were overwhelmingly extremely negative in their response to every question.”. Use adaptive assessment.

Assessment, but not as we know it. #EduTechAU

Learning with 'e's

He spoke on the purposes of assessment and exposed the roots of the examination regime that many of us in schools, colleges and universities are oh so familiar with. What do we assess for? Why doesn't assessment provide more to the learner than a grade?

Post-Lesson Reflection: What Do Students Think They Learned?

Catlin Tucker

In the last two blogs, I have focused on strategies teachers can use to 1) assess prior knowledge before a lesson and 2) check for understanding during a lesson. I’ve suggested that teachers build mechanisms into their lessons to collect formative assessment data.

Choose Your History Teaching Adventure

MiddleWeb

Future of History History Resources American Revolution assessment book groups Carol Tieso chronology civil rights Civil War Engaging With History in the Classroom geography historical thinking Janice Robbins Jody Passanisi lessons primary sources Reconstruction secondary sources Shara Peters

Balance with Blended Learning is Available Now!

Catlin Tucker

On the other side of this tension are secondary teachers with 150+ students. Most secondary teachers are still employing a teacher-centric approach to their jobs. I wrote this book primarily for secondary teachers.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

How to Do Student-led Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, the grades earned are secondary to how students understand what happened in the lesson. Education reform Parents Teaching Strategies assessments

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

But it’s not always simple to plan, and manage, and assess, so we’re going to talk about some practical teaching strategies today. With PBL, kids show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely.

Common Core Assessment 20x More Expensive? What Can Edtech Do?

Question Tank

The forthcoming Common Core (CC) Assessments are the next generation of standardized tests in the US, and will meet the testing frequency requirements of the most recent version of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act also known as No Child Left Behind unless congress should act to change this, which is most unlikely.

Rethinking education and assessment for truly personalized learning – Brian Aspinall, Canada

Daily Edventures

So I question how and why we currently assess and evaluate them on a common grade standard. Aspinall’s latest project, Edmettle , takes personalized learning a step further – into assessment.

Barriers to innovation?

Learning with 'e's

Secondary schools and universities/colleges would lag behind, largely because high stakes assessment was an important consideration in these sectors. Image from Pxhere In March I posted a survey question as a part of my ongoing research into the adoption of new technologies in learning.

How Kids Really Learn

The CoolCatTeacher

All Grades Assessment Classroom Design Education Innovation Math Teachers Monday Motivation TeachersFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do kids learn and remember?

Literacy and Learning Centers for the Big Kids

MiddleWeb

Thanks to Literacy and Learning Centers for the Big Kids, secondary teachers across the content areas won’t need to tweak elementary guides and hope things work with older kids. Book Reviews Literacy assessment Engaging Learners grades 4-12 high school Janice Rustico Katherine S.

Why An Assessment Tool Is Crucial in Blended Learning- MAP TESTING

Saving Socrates

So, why am I actually advocating using standardized assessment tools? I am advocate using them as one tool in helping to customize the curriculum for students in secondary schools. Hence, I propose that the digital content provider''s pre assessments each unit are not enough. They are not skill based and often they are not full pre-assessments. assessments blended learning BOLD BOLDdayschools MAP NWEA I''ve often heard students remark, I don''t test well.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Angela Peery has been an educator 31 years and has served as a secondary English teacher, secondary administrator, instructional coach, turnaround specialist, curriculum developer, and consultant.

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5 Fantastic Peer Feedback Strategies for Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We are also hosting a giveaway contest with her book on assessment. Books Starr has authored: Teaching Mythology Exposed: Helping Teachers Create Visionary Classroom Perspective , Blogging for Educators , Teaching Students to Self Assess: How do I help Students grow as learners? ,

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

It is not a replacement for assessment. Anastasis uses e-portfolios together with our assessment system to help students remember and reflect on their learning journey. Two weeks ago, I attended the Digital Badge Summit in Denver, CO.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

You want to make sure that your formative assessments are based on where the student is at, not some kind of standard that every student in your classroom has to jump through.

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

iLearn Technology

5Sigma Anastasis Academy Inquiry inspiration Maker Space Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma inquiry pd student agencyThere are a lot of options for professional development.

Wednesday Inspiration

iLearn Technology

If you have never had the privilege of hearing Angela Maiers speak, you are missing out! If Angela’s name isn’t immediately recognizable, her #choose2matter and #youmatter global movements have probably crossed your path.

Race to the Top Damage Assessment: A 21st Century Principal's Perspective

The 21st Century Principal

There was a time when one would expect to talk to many prospective secondary science, math, social studies, foreign language, English, career and technical education teachers. This year, I could count the number of secondary teachers I spoke to on one hand. When the 2012 PISA scores were released, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan declared the American Education system “stagnant.” He said the results were “straightforward and stark: It is a picture of educational stagnation.”

Using Agency to Empower Students: What is Sacred in Education? #5Sigma

iLearn Technology

Re-imagining assessment? 5Sigma Anastasis Academy Classroom Management education reform Middle/High School Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources 5sigma colorado conference education learning pd

Flipgrid for every classroom

iLearn Technology

Flipgrid is also a great way to build a growth mindset and self-assessment. What it is: Flipgrid is a video discussion platform for your classroom that lets you engage and capture learning in new and awesome ways.

“What if we started a school?” – Come see us in action!

iLearn Technology

What if we redesigned assessment and ditched tests? Learning > Assessment: Embedding Stories that Empower Learning. How might we reimagine our assessment practices to better embed stories in the data?

What makes your school/PD/conference different?

iLearn Technology

We can’t assess in a way that minimizes the individual and the learning journey that is happening. The first question that I get asked when people find out that I’ve started a school: what makes Anastasis Academy different?

Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. But NCLB also locked us into an assessment regime that focused too narrowly on annual, summative grade-level assessments for accountability purposes and restricted innovation in assessments—and ultimately learning.