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Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
Teach Smarter Not Harder post MACUL
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  • 1. Teach Smarter Not Harder Porter W. Palmer Discovery Educator Network
  • 2. Essential Question <ul><li>How can we use digital tools in the classroom to engage students in their own learning processes and increase instructional time? </li></ul>
  • 3. Learning Progression Consider types of classroom assessment Explore the Continuous Improvement Model Share tools to support those 4 components
  • 4. Summative vs. Formative Assessment <ul><li>Summative assessment – assessment of learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>State-wide tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NAEP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MANY classroom tests </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formative assessment – assessment for learning </li></ul>“ Formative assessment is not a test. Rather, it is an ongoing process in which teachers use test-elicited evidence to adjust their instruction or students use it to adjust their learning tactics .” Jim Popham
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  • 6. Teaching without assessment is like…
  • 7. Continuous Improvement Model
  • 8. FOCUS F - Formulate a plan. - Disaggregate student performance data. O - Optimize time by preparing and following a timeline. - Plan the instructional calendar. C - Concentrate on teaching standards and collaborate with the instructional team. - Teach the instructional focus in the classroom. U - Utilize assessments at short, frequent intervals. - Conduct frequent student assessments, maintain and monitor the teaching and learning process. S - Sustain learning with tutorial, enrichment, and maintenance activities. – Provide tutorials for re-teaching or enrichment for objectives that have been mastered. Anderson , G., & Davenport, P. FOCUS on student achievement: Integrated system for improving student performance, p.8.
  • 9. Formative Assessment <ul><li>Research on formative assessment has shown that when teachers practice good formative assessment and students participate in it, BOTH achievement and motivation increase. </li></ul><ul><li>This achievement increase can be as much as .4 to .7 standard deviations. That ’s like moving from the 50 th percentile to the 65 th or 75 th percentile. </li></ul><ul><li>These effect sizes are larger than most of those found for educational interventions. </li></ul>
  • 10. How do you know what your students need? <ul><li>Survey Monkey </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul><ul><li>Google Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Poll Everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Quizlet </li></ul><ul><li>Local Assessment Data </li></ul><ul><li>DE Assessment </li></ul>F - Formulate a plan. - Disaggregate student performance data. O - Optimize time by preparing and following a timeline. - Plan the instructional calendar.
  • 11. C - Concentrate on teaching standards and collaborate with the instructional team. - Teach the instructional focus in the classroom.
  • 12.  
  • 13. Check for Understanding <ul><li>Wall Wisher (Get student input) </li></ul><ul><li>RubiStar </li></ul><ul><li>DE Quiz Builder </li></ul><ul><li>DE Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress Zone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// tinyurl.com / algebraPA </li></ul></ul>U - Utilize assessments at short, frequent intervals. - Conduct frequent student assessments, maintain and monitor the teaching and learning process.
  • 14. S - Sustain learning with tutorial, enrichment, and maintenance activities. – Provide tutorials for re-teaching or enrichment for objectives that have been mastered.
  • 15. Stay Connected to the DEN! <ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/den </li></ul><ul><li>http://denblogs.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://dencommunity.com </li></ul>

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