Course Details

P187-12520.1S24 - Effective Formative Assessment Practices

Course Details
Course Description: Do you too often find traditional assessment practices "too little, too late"? Are you interested in increasing interactive engagement throughout instruction? Then this is the perfect course for you! Formative assessment is an equitable practice, to better know, understand, and monitor students and their learning throughout the instructional process, rather than using a “cookie-cutter” approach that fails to differentiate instruction for equitable outcomes. It is impossible for teachers to design authentic learning experiences with which their students can connect, it is impossible to differentiate, personalize, affirm complex identities, and flexibly respond to students’ strengths and needs for their success... if teachers lack accurate and timely awareness of students’ prior knowledge, current understanding and proficiency levels related to academic content, interests, complex identities, and lived experiences. Such awareness can only be developed through effective formative assessment practices, as taught in this course. This course, "Effective Formative Assessment Practices" provides teachers strategies to assess students' knowledge and thinking in order to more effectively engage them through usage of diverse learning modalities, elicit evidence of any conceptual obstacles, provide examples to promote inquiry and to challenge students' beliefs, ideas and/or concepts, address misunderstandings, reteach something in a new context, provide appropriate scaffolding, identify students who may need additional or different levels of support, revisit learning goals and make adjustments as necessary, and provide multiple and varied opportunities for students to access, refine, and further their learning in any content area. Teachers build a repertoire of techniques through this course, full of novelty beyond the KWL chart, to monitor and promote student learning. Specific ways to apply content to online and blended learning environments is provided for increased equity and access, especially due to current pandemic events.
Status: Closed for Registration Registration Deadline: 04/15/2024 Start Date: 02/12/2024 End Date: 05/24/2024
Location: Online CTLE Hours: 45 No. of Credits: 3 Categories: Data and Assessment
Restricted: No CTLE Area: Pedagogy Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 1f : Designing Student Assessments
3d : Using Assessment in Instruction
Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Quikitech Contact:
Instructor # 1: Rebecca Flora Instructor # 2: Randy Chang
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $129.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $254.00
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