CAE Presents Case For Authentic Assessment To Improve Student Outcomes At Beyond Multiple Choice Seminar

eSchool News

Experts in performance-based assessment share research on student engagement and effort. The challenges of COVID-19 highlighted already existing perceptions of assessment deficiencies. June 3, 2021, NEW YORK – The Council for Aid to Education, Inc.

Encourage critical thinking by turning your class into a Socratic Seminar

eSchool News

One method, called the Socratic seminar, challenges to students to formal discussions about a text based on open-ended questions. Once the seminar begins, discipline yourself not to guide or facilitate the conversation. Reflection/assessment. After the discussion, an assessment piece is essential. Enabling students through a Socratic Seminar is a powerful way to build critical, active thinkers that are engaged and involved in your classroom!

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Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat

techieMusings

Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Before the assessment, the teacher provides a set of thematic questions students are responsible for addressing the day of the Socratic seminar. Students sit in two concentric circles during a Socratic seminar.

How Using Slack Can Improve Socratic Seminars

Edsurge

If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the semester shoring up students’ contextual knowledge through multimedia presentations and analyzing primary and secondary sources together, students file in for the big day and gently pick up their Socratic seminar prep packet.

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Using @TodaysMeet to Enhance Socratic Seminars in English Assessment #edtech #edchat

techieMusings

Our English Department uses Socratic seminars as an assessment tool. When the Socratic seminar is the culminating assessment, students are expected to prepare for the activity ahead of time as they would for a written test. Before the assessment, the teacher provides a set of thematic questions students are responsible for addressing the day of the Socratic seminar. Students sit in two concentric circles during a Socratic seminar.

Next Week: "Serving Library Patrons with a Trauma History: An Awareness-Building Seminar" #library20

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

and hosted by Dr. Steve Albrecht : " Serving Library Patrons with a Trauma History: An Awareness-Building Seminar.” He is board-certified in HR, security management, employee coaching, and threat assessment

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. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) . Not only can the formative assessment process be engaging, it can also be owned by students. Kahoot – This is an amazing formative assessment tool that allows an educator to: Make quizzes. Incorporate in a Socrative Seminar.

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. They’re also going to share how they’re using formative assessment and student self-assessment to reduce the amount of grades they have to assign and to make the assessment process more meaningful for kids.

Free Common Core Professional Development from @TenMarks

Kleinspiration

The second webinar in this series is scheduled on October 17th at 4pm EST and will focus on assessments with the CCSS. CCSS CCSS professional development common core seminar common core standards free online math New Teacher Chat online professional development professional development ten marks TenMarks In these trying economic times, we''ve seen many schools going through difficult budget issues.

Engage With Your Learning Community: MasteryConnect (a CommonCore Resource)

Kleinspiration

MasteryConnect makes it simple to share and discover common formative assessments and track mastery of state and Common Core standards. Through MasteryConnect’s MasteryTracker, teachers can effectively assess core standards, monitor student performance, and report student mastery to parents and administrators. You can now view common assessments on the iPad. With new HTML 5 compatibility, you can now explore the community of assessments from the iPad or other mobile devices.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

We need to build in mechanisms into our lessons to collect formative assessment data. In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge. Checking for understanding and collecting formative assessment data during a lesson can be tricky if the teacher is engaged with a small group or working one-on-one with students. Polling is a quick way to assess what your students think about a topic, vocabulary word, or problem.

Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

We need to build in mechanisms into our lessons to collect formative assessment data. In my previous post, I focused on strategies teachers can use before a lesson to assess prior knowledge. Checking for understanding and collecting formative assessment data during a lesson can be tricky if the teacher is engaged with a small group or working one-on-one with students. Polling is a quick way to assess what your students think about a topic, vocabulary word, or problem.

Fueling Student Growth: Formative Assessment, Data-Driven Instruction, and Overcoming the Problem of Limited Time

District Administration

Finding ways to use assessment and interventions to create personalized learning District Administration Custom Publishing Group District Administration, December 2015 With so much emphasis being placed on testing and accountability, many educators may be missing the single greatest opportunity to drive student outcomes—teacher-created formative assessment with timely, targeted interventions.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ). Because they aren’t long tedious seminars, expensive college classes, or comprehensive certificate courses, they were ignored by administrators in the past. Teaching assessments pd

Choosing Not to Grade Student Work

User Generated Education

I am a seminar facilitator for student teachers, and I teach gifted education at three Title 1 elementary schools. Across education, we’ve normalized absurd levels of grading, test-taking, and standardized assessment. I wear many hats as an educator.

On Delivering Feedback

The Principal of Change

Dishing out bite-sized portions of off-the-cuff gratitude, recognition, direction, or coaching can move the performance needle much more effectively than hours of training sessions, development seminars, or dismal laundry lists of your rights and wrongs from the past year.”. Developing and Facilitating Leadership assessment critical feednack feedback and other dirty words innovative teaching and learning thoughtful feedback

Playing Games Can Build 21st-Century Skills. Research Explains How.

Edsurge

Socratic Seminars, a group discussion technique popular in English classes, were turned into Socratic Smackdowns, where students earned points based on how well they structured arguments. As part of a long-term study on the school, a team of researchers at NYU, led by Richard Arum, decided to look at other metrics, including a performance-based test called the College and Work Readiness Assessment, which is designed to measure various problem solving and reasoning skills.

8 Ways in which edtech supports Vocational Education

Neo LMS

Instead of attending face-to-face seminars, they can do this at their own pace and receive reminders to complete them on time. . Offering different types of assessments. Vocational training requires a holistic approach to assessment.

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An Onboarding Course to Help Your New Edtech Hires Empathize With Educators

Edsurge

Over the past seven years, we’ve continually developed and tweaked a seminar-style onboarding course to help all new employees, regardless of their background, catch up to speed on key issues in education and technology. Engage Edtech Employees in Extended Learning We call the program Freshman Seminar. The class reads about Common Core and completes a few samples of Common Core assessment questions to understand the student and teacher experience using these materials.

2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

million education-oriented Pre-K through High School lesson plans, curricula, videos, classroom activities, assessments, books, bulletin board ideas, classroom decorations, interactive notebooks, task cards, Common Core resources, and more. Seminar Overview. Each of the seminars I attended (a handful of roughly five dozen offered) was filled with pithy ideas, how-tos, and problem-solving. Seminars I attended included: using social media to spread the word.

22 Strategies For Learning Through Conversation

TeachThought - Learn better.

Paideia Seminar. You can read more about the Paideia Seminar here. Socratic Seminar. You can read more here in What Is A Socratic Seminar? This could be used before a lesson as a kind of front-loading or after a lesson as an informal assessment or reinforcement and review.

Trailblazing the Path to Media Literacy Certification with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

As we reflected on our media literacy journey, it was exciting to see how our initial presentation, Media Literacy in a Post-Truth Era, which we first shared during a 2016 technology seminar for our district, has continued to evolve, with new resources and even a new title: Thinking Critically About the (Fake!!) The micro-credential that posed the biggest challenge was Assessing Student Media.

7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

TeachThought - Learn better.

And, in terms of improving discussion or Socratic Seminar, video can be transformative: when students see snippets of tape of their prior discussions they are fascinated to study it and surprised by how much gets missed in the fast flow of conversation. This is really what makes any assessment truly “formative” in education. Many so-called formative assessments do not build in such feedback use. Wiggins, Grant (1998) Educative Assessment , Jossey-Bass. [1]

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An overview of active Learning.

Linways Technologies

And this would help teachers to assess and correct the errors in the thinking of students. Seminars : Dividing topics among students and assigning them to take seminars will also help to implement active learning in a class.

5 Tips to Triumph over Test Prep

The CoolCatTeacher

This month on the Global Search for Education by Cathy Rubin, we are reflecting on How do you balance preparation for high stakes assessments with teaching and learning in your classroom. If you’re stressed out from focusing too much on high stakes assessment, students will sense that, and it creates anxiety in them, too. This post written by Angela Watson. Maintaining balance is impossible without a clearly defined vision for why you teach.

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Going off road

Learning with 'e's

I always have an idea of what I'm going to cover in my lectures and seminars, but I rarely write anything down, preferring to keep several ideas in my head so that I can respond quickly and flexibly if the situation demands it. Ultimately, it should also embrace assessment of learning. If you come up with a better (or more appropriate) way to assess than the method you have outlined in your lesson plan, do it. Veering off the beaten track is something I often do.

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

TeachThought - Learn better.

This framework can be used not only as a planning or assessment tool, but to promote students in self-directed learning and self-created questioning and examination. A Socratic Discussion, which is also referred to as a Socratic Seminar, is a group learning strategy designed to support students in open-ended examination and extended critical thinking through dialogic terms. The Teaching Channel video above models the Socratic Discussion/Socratic Seminar process.

Acquisition & the Teacher

Fractus Learning

Textbooks all focus on it, seminars are dedicated to it and training programs will not pass you if you cannot demonstrate it in your classroom. Assessment How To Language Productivity Reading Research Resources School Strategy TechniquesWhat is the teacher’s role in an acquisition-oriented learning model? Student Centred Learning is the goal du jour amongst teachers—especially those in the EFL/ESL world.

Middle School Math: Practical Methods for Foundational Learning

District Administration

Educators must engage learners to achieve deeper understanding, as well as prepare students for high stakes assessments. This web seminar, originally presented on April 16, 2014, featured an education expert and sixth grade teacher who discussed using technology in practical ways to achieve ideal middle school math instruction. Interactive technology can address the unique challenges of teaching and learning math at the middle school level.

What Do Teachers REALLY Do Over Summer Break?

Wisewire

The new curriculum needs to be reviewed, assessments need to be written , and an overall plan for the following school year must be made. Teachers from across the country are able to collaborate and share new materials on sharing sites like Wisewire to find and plan engaging digital assessments and keep up with changing standards. Some teachers I spoke with planned to attend seminars or courses simply to further develop their teaching skills.

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Four innovative staffing takeaways from personalized learning schools

The Christensen Institute

In the CCSD Franchise schools, educators administer formative assessments using software to gauge students’ progress and adjust learning groups. Navigator’s teachers developed a set of common formative assessments through an online assessment platform that provides teachers data to target struggling students. The CCSD Franchise schools use growth analysts to provide immediate support for teachers, as well as structured professional development seminars and events.

Outside App Establishes Cross-Border Presence Despite COVID-19

AsiaTechDaily

During the three months in South Korea , co-founders Nicholas Lim and LuXian Brueschweiler will be representing Outside App in interacting with major Korean corporations through conferences, seminars, and workshops conducted. Bookmark( 0 ). Please login to bookmark. Username or Email Address.

Understanding By Design — What’s That Even Mean?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Look at who has adopted UbD: the College Board, to guide the revision of its Advanced Placement (AP) subject matter courses and for the development of its courses AP Seminar and AP Research. It works within any standards-driven curriculum to help teachers clarify learning goals, devise assessments of student understanding, and craft effective and engaging learning activities. Self-assessment. Self-assessment is fundamental to UbD.

Spotlight on Altus Schools and an antidote to online credit recovery

The Christensen Institute

There was no classroom space per se, but instead the open floor plan was divided in subtle ways into a variety of well-thought-out types of spaces—from those dedicated to individual work to other spaces for small-group and one-on-one work; and from small breakout rooms for seminars to still other spaces tucked away for students to embark on virtual reality experiences, design for 3D printers, or do science labs.

What I miss and what I don't

Learning with 'e's

Standing in front of large groups of undergraduates to give a lecture, or running a seminar for a small group of students looks fun, and usually it is. There are the time consuming phone calls and emails to admin to try to get certain lectures or seminars rearranged or adjusted so one doesn't spend entire days running across campus just to get to a session on time. academic assessment education lecturers LMS teaching university