Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and Tuesday, February 2, 2021
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Registration open through 1/18/2021 10:59 PM EST
Registration covers up to 6 PD Clock Hours (3 Sessions). Each additional session is $25. Participants can choose sessions from either day.
January 26, 2021
Session 1: Assessment is the Engine (KEYNOTE) - 1 PDCH
Tom highlights why developing one’s assessment literacy is the most efficient and effective professional investment any teacher can make. This session also focuses on some fundamental practices that make remote and hybrid learning easier to navigate and why teachers must always keep the emotional side of assessment at the forefront.
Session 2 (K-8) & Session 3 (6-12): Using Assessment to Drive Learning - 2.5 PDCH
This session focuses on how assessment in remote and face-to-face models can drive students to reach high levels of learning. Specifically, this session highlights the principles behind rigorous assessment design, the keys to effective feedback, the development of clear success criteria, and the ways students can become more invested in their own learning through their teacher's purposeful efforts. This session is a mix of theory and practical strategies.
FEBRUARY 2, 2021
Session 4: Q&A for Administrators and Instructional Leaders - 1 PDCH
Session 5 (K-8) & Session 6 (6-12): Accurate Grading in Remote Learning - 2.5 PDCH
This session focuses on the purpose of summative assessment to ensure teachers are able to accurately determine student proficiency. Specifically, it focuses on how to create a seamless relationship between instruction and grading, the big ideas that ensure grades are both valid and reliable, and essential practices that ensure an adequate sampling of evidence. Participants come to know why a percentage-based system offers the illusion of precision and why traditional grading practices hold students less accountable to learning.
Registration is $75.00
This fee allows for 6 PD Clock Hours that can be obtained through any combination of sessions between Nov 16 and Nov 17.
Online via Zoom