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
A lot of great, usable technologyL.C., Science Teacher
I will utilize assessment strategies learned in my instruction to improve student learning.J.K.
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
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
I am much more comfortable using new formative assessments.R.B.
This course was a good balance of pedagogy and creating valuable classroom resources.M.H., 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
This course was informative, interactive, and Matt demonstrated a great amount of knowledge for the content.M.M., Elementary 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
I plan on implementing most of what I learned in this class in the courses that I teach.N.C.
This course brought me outside of my comfort zone and added several new resources to enhance my instruction.D.S., Math Teacher
It has already enhanced my classroom instruction.D.S., Math Teacher
I plan to utilize the tools learned in this course on a weekly basis.M.M., Elementary Teacher
This course provided framework and resources for effective formative assessment that were relevant and usable in the classroom.J.K.
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