In this edWebinar, three district leaders share how they work to effectively lead the implementation and use of online assessments in schools.
Learn how more challenging performance tasks drive deeper learning gains for students and how to construct connected tasks that build on prior learning.
In this edWebinar, we will discuss ways classroom teachers and administrators can adjust current practices to increase learning for all students.
In this edWebinar, the mathematics coordinator from the Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 in Illinois will discuss how the district employs a continuous and connected approach to improving assessment, instruction and learning.
Whether you are a first-year teacher or a veteran teacher, classroom and system-wide assessments can be a time of high anxiety and stress for everyone involved. In this recent edWebinar, Vernice Y. Jones, a candidate in the M.Ed. in School Counseling Program, Freed-Hardeman University, TN, lays out strategies and ground rules for what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to assessments.
We, as edtech leaders and classroom teachers, must explore pathways where assessments support teaching and learning in the 21st century. According to Matt Renwick, Author and Principal of Mineral Point Unified School District, WI, in a recent edWebinar, complex authentic student learning experiences require complex assignments that not only demonstrate content knowledge but should also gauge enthusiasm, communication skills and habits of mind. Authentic assessments are always about the connections we make with students, each other, and the broader community as indicated in a Gallup poll. Only 47% of secondary students surveyed reported being engaged, enthusiastic and committed to their learning. Students who were able to agree with the statements, “my school strongly is committed to building the strengths of each student,” and, “I have at least one teacher who makes me excited about the future,” were 30 times more likely to be engaged at school when compared with students who strongly disagreed with the same items.
This edWebinar will explore a process for using technology to effectively capture, and communicate student work with peers, families, and the community.
This edWebinar will discuss tips for how to feel less stressed during testing time and relieve anxiety for both educators and students.
Learn to unpack the ways that proficiency and growth are measured and identify the students who need additional or different supports.
Even in today’s tech-heavy environment, before moving to online assessments, leadership needs to ask: Should we? According to Glenn Robbins, Superintendent of Tabernacle Township School District, NJ, and Dr. Donna Wright, Director of Schools, Wilson County Schools, TN, too often the focus is on why everyone else is doing it or the idea that everything needs to be done on a computer. During their presentation, ”Online Assessment: An Evolving Landscape and New Opportunities,” they discussed the lessons they learned when they made the transition and what they would change if they could.