Yesterday I attended the last in a series of Teacher workshops on Assessment. In addition to the resource we received (Talk About Assessment by Damion Cooper), we were introduced to many techniques and strategies that would be useful in assessing our students’ work. Yesterday a variation of the assessment rubric was shown to us (a one point rubric showing level 3) and I am excited to begin using it.
We were also introduced to ways in which our students can show their thinking. I learned of a placemat that I had not heard of before: the Frayer model. In groups, the students fill in the different sections of the placemat and show their understanding of the concept that has been taught. At our table groups, we had the opportunity to try this out (I love it when we get to try the methods out. It gives us a chance to collaborate with our colleagues.) Our discussion was on formative assessment and our result showed that we had a good understanding of what it is. A look at another group’s work afterwards showed that our table had mostly primary teachers who liked to draw 🙂
This week I am grateful for the workshops run by the Beginning Teacher’s group for the TDSB. The sessions are always enriching, and I often learn things that I want to implement in my classroom.
What have you been grateful for this week?
Lavender Ladi was grateful for inspiration
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