Words of Wisdom and Practical Tools
Shared by teachers in classrooms like yours across the state. Learn from colleagues who have been in your shoes, as they share specific skills and strategies to improve engagement and learning in the classroom.
Daina Yousif Weber, English and AVID teacher in San Diego Unified School District, tells us how to apply the “Turn and Talk” strategy to empower students to make their own meaning by exploring open-ended questions, sharing their thoughts and perspectives, and building upon each other’s ideas.
In order to gather information that is useful for making better educational decisions, evidence of student understanding or learning must be collected. Watch this video for a primer on assessments and learning acceleration.
Formative Assessment 301 – Part 3: Suporting Teachers with Formative Assessment During or After Instruction
In this module, school leaders will consider how to examine lesson learning intentions and how effective discussions, tasks, and activities can be engineered to elicit evidence of student learning. The goal is to help school leaders support the implementation and change process around these practices in their schools and districts.
In this module, we are going to discuss three tools and resources that can be used to move teacher practice forward with respect to formative assessment processes: 1) Student Work Analysis Protocol; 2) Formative Assessment Discussion Tool for School Leaders; and 3) Professional learning about the art of conferring with students.
This first module begins with an overview of the formative assessment process and serves as an advanced introduction to supporting high-quality formative assessment processes in the classrooms.