If You Hate Assessment, You Might Be Doing it Wrong

Location: Room 217BC

Listen and learn

[Listen and learn : Lecture]

Monday, June 26, 12:00–1:00 pm
Location: Room 217BC

Dean Shareski  
Assessment and evaluation remains a challenging tasks for educators and districts. Maybe we’re over complicating things? How can we shift the locus of control over to the learner and allow teachers to foster student growth? This session will share ideas and frameworks that make assessment a celebrated part of learning.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/standards
ISTE Standards: Coaches : Teaching, learning and assessments
Teachers : Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Students : Empowered learner
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand, Session will be simulcast live

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This session will provide background and research behind new approaches to assessment. We'll examine the current paradigms and consider their effectiveness with specific regards to student learning. We'll explore strategies and formats to make a shift to more student-centered assessments. Participants will leave with specific strategies using tools like evernote, a variety of audio tools and rich assessment opportunities that take advantage of free and widely available tools.


How do you define learning? (interactive question using Answer Garden) followed by small group discussion -15 minutes
Presentation of research and key resources to go deeper -5 minutes
4 Big Ideas:
Self/Peer Assessment (strategies and ideas) 10 minutes
Use Technology (tools and resources) 10 minutes
Make it Matter (examples and tools) 10 minutes
Model (examples and mindsets to model self-assessment) 10 minutes

Supporting research

Assessment Institute https://www.amazon.com/Revolutionize-Assessment-Empower-Students-Learning/dp/1483359352
Grant Wiggins http://www.edutopia.org/grant-wiggins-assessment
Joe Bower http://www.joebower.org/p/abolishing-grading.html
Alfie Kohn http://www.alfiekohn.org/article/case-grades/
Cathy Davison https://www.hastac.org/blogs/cathy-davidson/2009/07/26/how-crowdsource-grading
Dave Cormier http://davecormier.com/edblog/2012/05/07/grading_contract/



Dean Shareski, Discovery Education

ISTE Outstanding Leader of the Year 2010. Community Engagement with Discovery Educator, adjunct professor, blogger, author, tweeter of silly, Embraces a Culture of Joy. Expert on golf and naps. @shareski http://ideasandthoughts.org

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