What a whirlwind the last 4 weeks have been. From finding out my placement to prepping for teaching to jumping in to the classroom with both feet, and now back to university classes for a few days before ending the semester. It was an amazing, challenging, frustrating, exciting, hilarious, successful time. I was blessed with … Continue reading Demonstration of Learning
In class we are doing group presentations to show tools and ideas for assessment and how to use and adapt them. So far the presentations have been helpful and exciting, despite focusing on other subject areas. The groups have found interesting ways to incorporate assessment into their Units, and its exciting to see their ideas … Continue reading Tools and Application?
Teaching today calls for unrelenting, intense differentiation. Differentiation occurs through what you teach, how you teach, when you teach, and why you teach. As teachers we can differentiate every aspect of a each lesson, and we should. There is so much information that shows the increasing effectiveness of instruction when it is varied and teachers … Continue reading Differentiation and Planning?
This week in Assessment and Evaluation (ECS 410) we had a presentation by Cori Antonini, regarding rubrics and his development of a Rubric-making App. The presentation was interesting, and Cori had a lot of information to share with us from his time as a teacher, administrator, and researcher. While listening to Cori go through outcomes, … Continue reading Rubrics and Success?
This week in Assessment and Evaluation (ECS 410) we discussed and reflected on the assigned readings from Anne Davies' book. Davies explores the process of establishing the foundations for assessment, and understanding what assessment can look like. Most interestingly, for me, she writes about the importance of involving students in shaping their learning, through thorough discussion … Continue reading Feedback and Environment?