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 Assessment App Smash: Google Drawings and Google Forms

EdTechTeacher

In my work as an instructor for EdTechTeacher, I have the pleasure of working with teachers from all over the country in both face-to-face workshops and online learning modules. Combined with Google Forms, it becomes a powerful, customized assessment experience.

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How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! So I decided to put this post together, How to Plan an Awesome Book Study, to help guide you along the way.

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How to balance work and study as a teacher

eSchool News

CPD opportunities for teachers might include: : Workshops, seminars and conferences. Formal study. Going back to study while teaching can not only be fulfilling, but add sought-after skills and qualifications to your CV. Create a quiet study space. Studying online.

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Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

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. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? s of workshops and presentations. s of workshops and presentations.

The Teacher’s Guide to Professional Book Studies – SULS031

Shake Up Learning

The post The Teacher’s Guide to Professional Book Studies – SULS031 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Book studies can be a great way for teachers to grow, connect, and learn together. Teacher book studies can be impactful. Planning an Effective Book Study.

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A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

The Hechinger Report

I came here for both — the training and the academics,” says Miller, who plans to study biology in college, of her decision to attend Essex Tech. “It’s The post A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

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How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But just because you like the activity doesn’t mean that it will assess the skills you NEED to assess. How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy with @teachmomrepeat!

Could Rubric-Based Grading Be the Assessment of the Future?

MindShift

Now, a consortium of 59 universities and community colleges in nine states is working to develop a rubric-based assessment system that would allow them to measure these crucial skills within ongoing coursework that students produce. ‘Having gone through the norming session, I see how it works and that you can really get to a fair assessment of student work.’ The pilot study results are encouraging. ASSESSMENT THAT IMPROVES TEACHING.

Lesson Study? There’s an App for That

MindShift

Knowing that improving the quality of math discussion in their classrooms won’t be easy, educators are applying the “lesson study” technique to improve their craft. ’ Tom McDougal, Co-Founder Study Lesson Alliance. Tom McDougal/Lesson Study Alliance).

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Give me some credit, please! (Exploring plagiarism through a series of clever case studies by Jen)

NeverEndingSearch

In going through my grad students’ final workshop presentations this semester, I found one just too useful not to share. Designed as a professional development experience for secondary teachers, Jen’s workshop has school-wide value for opening conversations about academic honesty.

Assessments and Curriculum: Be Responsive to Your Teachers by @danapiercy #litleaders

Reading By Example

Teachers have a lot to juggle: state standards, district expectations, literacy assessments, reading and writing workshop, STEM, social studies, RTI, and math. I offer my support in helping teachers make sense of all things curriculum and assessments. We had new state standards, a new STEM curriculum, new word study curriculum, and new reading curriculum. My support for assessments looks different.

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

Kleinspiration

Because of social networking and the opportunities to connect at conferences and workshops, I''ve made some incredible friends. per Heinemann website): Troy Hicks holds sight on good writing workshop instruction. Omg - Really - I have the Best of Friends & Supportive Readers!

I Named My Cat After a Vampire: a post about reading instruction

Kleinspiration

As an elective class, I had my middle school students study the parallels of Wuthering Heights and Twilight. I was a top student, passed every assessment with flying colors, yet never really understood any of the books I read. Meet Edward and Bella Just Kidding.

GlobalEd.TV June 1st Webinar - "Effective Evaluation and Assessment in Global Education"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

presents: "Effective Evaluation and Assessment in Global Education" Date + Time: Wednesday, June 1st 7pm EST (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.) Evaluation and assessment in global education is a relatively new and growing topic. GlobalEd.TV

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Erin and Ross are passionate about inquiry-based learning and have supported countless teachers in implementing it, through not only their school-based work but also through the PD and workshops they conduct.

Equity in Education: A Journey or the Destination?

Reading By Example

In Shane Safir’s book The Listening Leader , she describes three sets of data that educators can look to when assessing their school’s journey toward a collective capacity for achieving equity (p. book study Data Shane Safir The Listening Leader

Happy Holidays & a Look Back on the Best of 2012 from @KleinErin at Kleinspiration

Kleinspiration

I get so excited connecting with you all though comments, contests, give-aways, conferences, workshops, webinars, Twitter chats, Linky parties, Facebook groups, Pinterest boards, emails, and more. Thank you all for helping to make 2012 very merry!

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Is “Have a Growth Mindset” the New “Just Say No”

User Generated Education

As part of my studying Education Psychology as part of my Doctoral studies, I delved into studying attribution theory. These tools can include reflective blogs, questions for discussion (like the ones included in my graphic), and personal assessments.

A Former Oakland Unified Teacher Now Helps Even More Students Pass AP Tests

Edsurge

There are also quizzes and online study groups where users can chat. In June 2017, DoAmaral left Oakland Unified, where she had been teaching AP-level history and social studies subjects for five years. Education Technology Tutoring Startups Assessments

Eduprotocols: Customizable Lessons for Any Subject or Grade! – SULS028

Shake Up Learning

Get rid of the meaningless workshop and get your students creating! WriQ is establishing a new revolution for writing assessment, so join a growing community of teachers and try WriQ today. Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

Studies now find that performance assessments “can more authentically evaluate candidates’ readiness for teaching” while lowering the “barriers to entry,” particularly for teachers of color who are in high demand.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

But while standardized test scores might improve, a recent study found that in 63% of classrooms, students aren’t using technology to “solve problems, conduct research, or to work collaboratively.” Challenge: In a groundbreaking study led by The Education Trust, researchers found that “across the country, lessons from the Internet labeled as [standards] aligned are being taught again and again, whether or not they are really worthy.”

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Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking

Digital Promise

To address this, Digital Promise has led workshops with hundreds of teachers from all academic disciplines to introduce them to computational thinking practices.

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Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

Educator Innovator

That’s according to a new survey-based report by Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which documents parents’ perspectives on their children’s informal use of educational media—including apps, games, websites, and TV shows.

Benchmark Education Announces K5 English-Spanish Literacy Resources

techlearning

Literacy publisher Benchmark Education Company (BEC) introduced Texas Benchmark Workshop and Benchmark Taller in Texas —combined print and digital resources for grades K to 5 in English and Spanish for reading, phonics and word study, and writing.

Ten Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

For consultations and presentations at schools across the country I have developed these ten questions you may want to ask as you develop or assess STEM possibilities for students. It must start at the basic lesson level… before expanding to units of study.

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Understanding By Design — What’s That Even Mean?

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

Studies now find that performance assessments “can more authentically evaluate candidates’ readiness for teaching” while lowering the “barriers to entry,” particularly for teachers of color who are in high demand.

Three Principles of Writing Instruction in a Personalized Learning Classroom

Edsurge

When planning curriculum, we need to create opportunities for students to develop their writing skills across multiple genres —narrative, argumentative, informative, analytical—and over varied subjects from math to social studies. Instead, we need to explore writing instruction methods that cater to student voice and choice, such as writing workshops and student-led conferences. Writing is a deeply personal act.

ISTE 2015: (Re)designing tech-infused lessons for deeper thinking

Dangerously Irrelevant

Hope you will join me and Julie Graber in June for our ISTE workshop… Register here! These three standards – as well as the selected NETS-A and NETS-C standards related to digitally-enabled learning – are at the heart of this workshop.

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We got a little integration of social studies there. 03:39 Karen V: What I learned… I was privileged to go back for a second time as a study group leader to Project Zero a couple years after my initial experience there.

Authentic PBL: Santa Believes in Project Based Learning … Do You?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Upon further reflection, it occurred to me that not only does Santa believe in PBL, he practices many of its positive attributes at his workshop. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?

IPS, Schoolwide to Develop K–8 Web-based Curriculum Resource Solution

techlearning

Schoolwide’s Fundamentals Unlimited provides teachers with online access to curriculum, featuring workshop-model-ready lessons and resources in reading, writing, and grammar all in one place.

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