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Audience: teachers in all content areas and grades

Format: six hours of self-paced, online modules; to be used individually or with PLCs, departments or teams.

Description:

The Introduction to Formative Assessment course contains six modules. The first is an introduction to the five strategies of formative assessment, and the subsequent modules provide a deeper exploration of each of the five. Each module is designed to take an hour to complete, excluding the optional activities.

In the course’s six modules you will:

  • complete reflections on your own teaching practice and where you stand with formative assessment,
  • watch presentations and videos,
  • read texts,
  • take short quizzes, and
  • brainstorm ideas for implementing these strategies in your classroom.

You will learn about:

  • the five strategies of formative assessment,
  • clarifying and sharing learning intentions,
  • providing effective feedback to students,
  • engineering effective discussions and tasks,
  • activating students as learning resources for one another, and
  • activating students as owners of their own learning.

SCECHs: available – 6 hours

Consultant Contact: les.howard@oakland.k12.mi.us