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3/2 – Reviewing Assessment Strategies

Bellwork: Each of us reviewed our Innovative Unit Performance Tasks and Other Evidence specified in Stage 2 using a Design Checklist. Where applicable we generated a question about assessment which was sorted on the Big Board in our classroom.

These questions were divided into four themes:

Rubric Generation and Use
Real Context – Standards & Time Crunch
Relationship between Stage 2 and Stage 3
Authentic Assessment

Photos of the questions are linked below:

Item #1 Questions:

Item #2 Questions:

Items #3 & 4 Questions:

All pictures courtesy of Chris – Thanks!


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Next Week’s Quiz – Andrea & Thomas
Facilitate This Week’s Quiz – Kathryn & Suzanne
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Homework for 10/20/08

Just in case I’m not the only one that was confused, this is the information April sent in response to my question about our homework for tomorrow:
Authentic assessment assessment -Designed for 2 purposes:

to give you an excuse to CAREFULLY read the description and rubrics for project 2 (an example of an authentic assessment); and

to give you a chance to mindfully consider characteristics of strong authentic assessments.

So you are to read all the “stuff” I gave you on Project #2 – in-class teaching of an inquiry, nos, and community lesson & series of 3 action research project, and then chat […]

By |October 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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Social Constructivism

Notes from Methods:

     This week’s reading material and class focused on the key characteristics of effective learning experiences and our seminar project focused on educational philosophies, that of our CT and thoughts on our own.   The class discussion included the fact that constructivism goes back to Dewey but social constructivism is based in collaboration.   Consider the traditional classroom structure and an inquiry classroom with group work and class construction of knowledge – who has the most centrality of practice?   Reference to

Lave, J. and Wenger, E.  (1991).    Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation.  New York: Cambridge University.

     We watched a video, […]

By |September 25th, 2008|Resources|0 Comments

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