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
I plan to utilize the tools learned in this course on a weekly basis.M.M., Elementary 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
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.A., Math Teacher
This class was fantastic. Some of the tools I had a lot of experience with in the past but even with ones that I was familiar with, I felt like I learned a lot from using them in different ways than I had in the past.L.B., World Languages Teacher
I plan to include concepts from this course into my assignments.S.W., Math Teacher
I will definitely use the tools that I learned about in this course within my classroom.J.A., Math 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
This was a great course with a lot of great content provided by the instructorA.C., Science Teacher
Intent - I will now think about intentional use of technology, and help these assessments move my students forward to take charge of their own learning. I will be conscious of who is really in charge in the class - me or the students, and allow opportunities for students to take responsibility for their own learning.M.D., Special Education Teacher
This course was informative, interactive, and Matt demonstrated a great amount of knowledge for the content.M.M., 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
Fantastic courseS.W., Math Teacher
I will utilize assessment strategies learned in my instruction to improve student learning.J.M.
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