This morning Middle School teachers participated in an engaging professional development meeting focused on assessing learning during online instruction. This workshop was led by Challenge Success.
At Challenge Success, we provide schools and families with the information and strategies they need to create a more balanced and academically fulfilling life for their kids. We work with teams of educators, parents, and students at schools to identify problems and implement best practices and policies in areas such as curriculum, assessment, homework, school schedule, and a healthy school climate.
The workshop provided “grab and go” practical strategies that teachers can implement in the coming days.
Among the many topics of exploration, the workshop addressed the following:
-The importance of creating a climate of care with tests and quizzes
-The importance of autonomy, mastery, and purpose, when thinking about assessment and motivation
-The benefits of having student-curated portfolios for online assessment
-The benefits of providing student choice for assessment tasks, with specific examples for classes like physical education
-The benefits of using a “single point rubric” to streamline learning assessment
-The benefits of providing feedback to students without a letter grade in order to encourage further reflection and revision
-The benefits of modeling protocols with peer review (examples): I like, I wonder, A next step might be
-The benefits of 3-2-1 reflection (examples): 3 things you learned, 2 questions you still have, 1 thing you want to try first
To learn more about Challenge Success, please visit: https://www.challengesuccess.org/