Effective Formative Assessment and Technology
This course will focus on effective formative assessment pedagogy, and the integration of appropriate instructional technology tools to facilitate successful formative assessment in the classroom. The knowledge gained from this course will allow each participant to be an instructional leader in his or her school district.
This course will focus on effective formative assessment pedagogy, and the integration of appropriate instructional technology tools to facilitate successful formative assessment in the classroom. The knowledge gained from this course will allow each student to be an instructional leader in his or her school district.
Each week participants will understand, analyze, and apply one element of formative assessment to instructional practices in their classroom. As participants understand sound formative assessment pedagogy, they will simultaneously learn new instructional technology tools to use in the classroom. They will understand how to navigate, create, and deliver instructional activities through these tools.
In order to deepen knowledge of formative assessment, this course will also cover the SAMR model and TPACK framework. Participants will be able to explain each component of SAMR and TPACK, and relate their knowledge of both schemas to daily classroom instruction.
By completing this course, participants will be able to implement effective formative assessment techniques into the classroom. They will be experts in formative assessment, instructional technology tools, the SAMR model, and the TPACK framework. They will be a remarkable resource for any school district that they work in.
*Participants in the online version of this course will have several mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
This course was a good balance of pedagogy and creating valuable classroom resources.M.H., Math Teacher
It was great to learn this advanced content and be able to make actual products to use in the classroom.R.B.
I have already started making changes towards not only using technology, but using the data from formative assessment to increase student achievement.T.D., Science Teacher
I will utilize assessment strategies learned in my instruction to improve student learning.J.M.
I am much more comfortable using new formative assessments.R.B.
The online class sessions allowed for communication among the instructor and students. The assignments were meaningful and could be used in the classroom.J.W., Math Teacher
The assignments for this course were easily implemented into my regular classroom instruction and I saw my instruction enhanced as a result.M.H., Math Teacher
This course provided framework and resources for effective formative assessment that were relevant and usable in the classroom.J.M.
I really enjoyed the knowledge and practice of resources that I can implement into my classroom instruction.M.R., Elementary Teacher
It was a great overview of so many wonderful technology tools to gain data about students learning to drive instruction.K.D., Science Teacher
I look forward to being more aware of using the tools to inform instruction. It is a change that I have started working with, but this technology it will make it faster to analyze data.L.B., World Languages Teacher
The information provided by Matt Heckmann in his presentations and video conferences was excellent. I was able to create projects that will be easily put to use in my classroom.A.C., Science Teacher
The instructor delivered effective instruction and guidance. We were able to sample amazing formative assessment tools, while also discussing the purpose/intent/pedagogical use of these assessments through the textbook.M.D., Special Education Teacher
I plan to utilize the tools learned in this course on a weekly basis.M.M., Elementary Teacher
I will definitely use the tools that I learned about in this course within my classroom.J.W., Math Teacher