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PBL and Assessment: How Do You Measure Learning in PBL?
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Lesa Wang, Director of STEAM, Marymount School of New York
Sponsored by littleBits Education
We all want our students engaged in authentic, real-world problem solving, and critical thinking—and project-based learning (PBL) offers us just that. A challenge, however, can be assessment and providing evidence of learning when students are engaged in projects where the process is as or even more important as the final product. But there is a way to assess student learning outcomes and align with education standards while engaging students in PBL.
In this edWebinar, Lesa Wang, expert STEAM teacher at the Marymount School of New York, explores just this—how to measure what counts in PBL and assess students’ growth and areas for improvement. Lesa shares her thoughts on assessment in PBL and best practices she uses in the classroom for measuring student learning, and explore different tools to assist teachers in assessment during PBL. Elementary through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenter
Lesa Wang, Director of STEAM at the Marymount School of New York, is known for “bringing the outside in” to her classroom. Lesa began teaching K-12 studio art in 1990 at the Anglo-American International School. The following year she became the visual and performing arts chair at the Dwight School, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In 1995, Lesa moved to Paris, France to work for the American Center designed by Frank Gehry. Upon her return to the United States she spent the following five years in the nonprofit sector, developing an emerging artists initiative with a grant from the Mellon Foundation.
In 2003, Lesa moved back into the education arena, bringing real-world experience in art and design back into her classroom. Lesa has worn many hats during her 15 years at Marymount. She currently directs K-5 STEAM at Marymount, developed Marymount’s after-school Makers program, helped to design and brand Marymount’s maker spaces, and directs i2 Camp at Marymount.
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