Optional resources - Week 6
What will your next steps be? Here are some ideas for further reading. Some of them can be found on the National STEM Learning Centre website. Sometimes registration is required to access specific files - this is quick and easy (and indicated below).
This paper, by Siobhan Leahy, Christine Lyon, Marnie Thompson and Dylan Wiliam, gives some great examples of how assessment for learning can be improved.
Great to buy for the department, contents include:
- Clarify and Share Intentions and Criteria
- Engineer Effective Classroom Discussion
- Provide Feedback That Moves Learners Forward
- Activate Students as Instructional Resources for One Another
- Using Evidence of Learning to Adapt Instruction
- Supporting Teacher Change
You could pair up with a colleague to provide feedback to each other, choose an idea from one of the sections to focus on, evaluate its impact, and then move on to another.
Fisher and Frey explore a variety of engaging activities that check for and increase understanding, including interactive writing, portfolios, multimedia presentations, audience response systems, and much more.
This new 2nd edition of Checking for Understanding has been updated to reflect the latest thinking in formative assessment and to show how the concepts apply in the context of Fisher and Frey’s work on gradual release of responsibility, guided instruction, formative assessment systems, data analysis, and quality instruction.
Assessment for learning [Registration required]
This Triple Science Support guide provides an overview of evidence based practice in assessment for learning, with some practical suggestions of how you can develop AfL strategies to support students’ progress in science
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