Keeping Up With Johnny- Formative Assessment in the 21st Century

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Keeping Up With Johnny- Formative Assessment in the 21st Century

  1. 1. 1/21/14   Keeping Up With Johnny: 21st Century Formative Assessment   Are we keeping up, or are we catching up… Presenter: Jason Cranford Teacher, Kings Mountain Middle School 7th Math and Science No icons, Johnny, just a whiteboard… Understanding Johnny •  We must understand that Johnny cannot control: 1. Where he lives 2. His family income 3. What color his skin is 4. Who his parents are… Funny, but true story about the Declaration of Independence….. 1  
  2. 2. 1/21/14   Honestly, our technology Now meet Johnny, your student… Social Media Revolution 2013 •  h'p://www.youtube.com/watch? v=QUCfFcchw1w   2  
  3. 3. 1/21/14   Web 2.0 •  Web 1.0 was informational •  Web 2.0 is user input, user-editing and communication Forma?ve  Assessment  Process   •  A  forma?ve  assessment  is  assessment  for   learning  while  a  summa?ve  assessment  is  an   assessment  of  learning.   •  Forma?ve  assessment  is  to  summa?ve   assessment  what  a  physical  examina?on  is  to  an   autopsy.   •  Summa?ve  gives  the  student  a  chance  to  prove   mastery;  forma?ve  gives  students  chances  to   improve  on  learning   *Robert  Eaker,  Dufour  PLC  Conference   Keys  to  a  Common  Forma?ve   Assessment  Process   •  To  determine  if  an  assessment  is  forma?ve:   •  Is  it  used  to  iden?fy  students  with  difficul?es?   •  Do  students  receive  addi?onal  ?me  for   learning  when  they  have  difficulty?   •  Do  students  get  addi?onal  opportuni?es  to   demonstrate  learning?   •  Do  teachers  use  the  results  to  inform  and   improve  their  individual  and  collec?ve   prac?ce?   3  
  4. 4. 1/21/14   Some  prac?ces  that  hinder  effec?ve   learning…   Averaging  grades   Thoughtless  use  of  zeros   How  we  oZen  grade  students’  first  a'empts   Not  allowing  students  to  do  make-­‐up  work   Giving  too  much  weight  to  assignments  that   involve  parent  par?cipa?on   •  Out  of  school  suspensions  for  truancy   •  •  •  •  •  Is  It  Good  Enough  For  Tucker??   •  The  standard  for  “If  we  really  mean  it”  should   be  this:  “Is  it  good  enough  for  my  own  child?”   •  Where  should  this  occur??   •  Any  school   •  Any  classroom   •  Any  teacher     •  Any  lesson   Parents  send  their  best-­‐  they  don’t   keep  home  the  best  and  send  the  rest.   4  
  5. 5. 1/21/14   Web  2.0  Tools  Today   •  Poll Everywhere: polling site that provides instant feedback •  Kidblog.com: teacher friendly blog site; used for creative thinking and written expression •  Google Forms and Self-graders •  Today’s Meet.com: provides immediate feedback; allows for classroom collaboration Web  2.0  Tools  Today   •  Great  Ipad  Apps  (FREE!)   •  Educrea?on:  app  for  the  Ipad;  video   tutorials  students  can  do;     •  Note  Any?me   •  Blendspace(formerly  Edcanvas)   Football Friday Night •  When  thinking  of  forma?ve  assessment  in  the   middle  school  classroom,  think  of  this:   Go  watch  a  middle  or  high  school  football  prac?ce   if  you  want  a  snapshot  of  forma?ve  assessment   •  High  school  teams  have  ten  summa?ve   assessments,  and  the  head  coach  is  evaluated  on   the  basis  of  those  ten  assessments   •  The  coach  prac?ces  the  skills  needed  for  that   week’s  assessment  using  a  “whistle”   •  *courtesy  of  Robert  Eaker,  Dufour  PLC  Conference   5  
  6. 6. 1/21/14   Goodnight Ipad •  To be an effective tech leader, you have to be flexible •  There has to be a fine balance between tech and traditional lessons- you cannot expect to do tech lessons every day *courtesy of Glenn Gurley, UNC-Charlotte 6  

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