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Amplify Your Assessment Practices With Digital Tools

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Location: Room 389-90
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Participate and share : Interactive session

Christine McKee  
Join me as we explore best practices for amplifying our assessment practice through the use of a variety of digital tools to foster student agency. We will dive deeper into concepts of assessment as we explore digital tools that will enhance our assessments and learning.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees may benefit from having accounts or access to the following apps:
- a free educator account on Flipgrid
- Microsoft Forms
- the PearDeck add on for Google Slides
- Book Creator
- Quizizz
- Kahoot!
Topic: Assessment/evaluations/use of data
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.
  • Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
Related exhibitors:
Book Creator
, Microsoft Corporation
, Kahoot! EDU, Inc.
, Screencastify

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of my session Amplifying Your Assessment Practice with Digital Tools, is to challenge educators to explore better assessment practices through the use of digital tools, in order to foster student agency and ownership of learning. By the end of the session, participants will be able to create authentic formative and summative assessments using a variety of digital tools including Flipgrid, Microsoft Forms, Book Creator, Pear Deck, and more that will empower students to demonstrate their learning in different and multimodal ways. Participants will have a deeper understanding of the purpose or role of Assessment For, As, and Of Learning and how they can utilize each type of assessment to better assess students, incorporate students in their assessment practices by providing opportunities for self-reflection and goal setting, use the data collected from assessments to inform their teaching and learning practices, and create more equitable and inclusive assessments. Participants will also learn about the important role timely, meaningful and accessible feedback plays in the students' learning journey. Participants will explore a variety of digital tools they can use to enhance their feedback and engage students in ongoing dialogue as part of the feedback loop.


Session Outline
Content, Activities, and Time
I will start the session with an introduction to Assessment For, As, and Of Learning and the role each plays in the assessment process, as well as how we can use assessment to foster student agency (focusing on voice and choice). (5-8 minutes)
I will then break each type of assessment down and make connections to digital tools that we can use to amplify each type of assessment including how we can create equitable and inclusive assessments that empower learners to demonstrate their learning and understanding in different and multimodal ways :
- exploring digital tools for Assessment For learning (formative) (12 minutes)
- exploring digital tools for Assessment As learning (formative) (12 minutes)
- exploring digital tools for Assessment Of learning (summative) (12 minutes)
I will wrap up the session with a look at the role of timely, meaningful, and accessible Feedback and how we can leverage digital tools (technology) to provide better feedback and engage our students in the feedback loop. (12 minutes)
Conclusion - share my contact information (4 minutes)
Process: to engage the audience I will encourage participants to explore digital tools along with me on their devices - I will also host a backchannel chat for ongoing questions that I can address throughout the session.

Supporting research

Inquiry Mindset Assessment Edition: Scaffolding a Partnership for Equity and Agency in Learning by Trevor Mackenzie

Developing Assessment Capable Visible Learners Grades K-12 by Nancy Frey, John Hattie, and Douglas Fisher

The Assessment Playbook for Distance and Blended Learning by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Vince Bustamante, and John Hattie

Educational Duct Tape: An EdTech Integration Mindset by Jake Miller

Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School by Starr Sackstein

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Christine McKee, Edmonton Catholic Schools Division

Christine McKee is in her 5th year as an Emerging Technology and Assessment Consultant for the Edmonton Catholic School Division in Alberta, Canada. Christine facilitates professional development workshops to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment practices with educational technology for educators and leaders. She leads learning communities to model best practices for empowering students through educational technology. Christine is passionate about servant leadership and dedicated to empowering educators, leaders, and students through professional learning! She collaborates with educators from around the world to support them in seeking ways to integrate current and emerging technologies to enhance curriculum and assessment practices.

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