edWeb.net and Problem-Attic announce an online professional learning community on “Assessment for Learning”

Problem-Attic, the online question bank for K-12 educators, has launched a free professional learning community around Assessment for Learning on edWeb.net, a professional learning and social network for the education community.

The goal of this professional learning community is to provide ideas and resources for instruction and realtime formative assessment. Additionally, teachers can share ideas about using technology to improve, differentiate and personalize instruction through student assessment. Assessment for Learning is a forum for educators to come together online to engage, innovate, and discuss best practices for the classroom.

This collaborative community is free, and will host webinars and online discussions to help educators connect and collaborate on the topic of using assessments to improve student learning. The program will help educators understand how to formulate questions that develop high order thinking skills, and to provide practical knowledge in using technology to improve assessments. The program will open with three consecutive, monthly webinars:

  • Better Math Questions for Better Answers: Teaching High Order Thinking Skills for the Common Core (Register)
  • Using Technology to Break Away from Traditional Assessments (Register)
  • Closing the Circle: Analyzing and Improving Assessments for Learning (Register)

Since 1990, EducAide Software, the team behind Problem-Attic, has been bridging the gap between instruction and assessment. Problem-Attic is a free app with one of the largest question banks in the world. The questions come from multiple sources – state released test, curriculum samplers, academic competitions – designed for every classroom use, including homework, daily warmups and group activities, and are high-level, varied and graphically rich. These questions, formulated for all major subject areas, help teachers generate effective assessments for the classroom and make it easy to tailor curriculum, challenge students and personalize learning. Teachers love that it works with existing classroom technologies, such as interactive whiteboards, laptops and handheld devices.

Dan Levin, CEO and founder of EducAide Software, says, “Problem-Attic is proud to support an edWeb community for teachers, administrators, and others that play a role in educating our students. Problem-Attic is dedicated to not only providing content that is useful for both instruction and assessment, but also enabling and supporting awareness, idea sharing, discussion, and community for K12 educators.”

Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net, added, “This new community builds on the efforts of educators on edWeb who are especially interested in using assessment to personalize and improve student learning. We’re delighted that Dan Levin and the team at Problem-Attic will be helping to enrich the conversation with a series of free webinars on this topic.”

Educators can join the free Assessment for Learning community on edWeb to stay informed about upcoming webinars, join in discussions with peers and industry experts, and gain access to valuable resources.