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Assessment in Instruction
Choose Your Own Adventure
Is there a topic that you would like to learn more about that is not already offered in the Professional Learning Portal? This is your chance to earn up to 20 clock hours for your own exploration of a topic of your choice; choose your own adventure and design your own learning plan!
Earn 20 clock hours
Assessment in Instruction
Differentiating with STAR Reading
Use data from STAR Reading to create differentiated questions and activities for students.
Earn 2 clock hours
Assessment in Instruction
Digital Formative Assessment Tools
Formative assessment is an essential tool for the proficient teacher. This module will introduce you to some of the best FREE digital formative assessment tools to provide you with the feedback you need to meet the needs of all your students. Though the tools are divided into suggested applications, many of the tools can be used for varied purposes.
Earn 4 clock hours
Assessment in Instruction
Fantastic Feedback Tools for Google Docs
As educators we are always looking for better ways to connect with our students especially when providing feedback on their work. In this session we will explore four fantastic tools to provide feedback that is more detailed, engaging, and personal. Tools will include Google Doc text comments, voice comments with Read&Write for Google, video feedback with Screencastify, and natural handwriting feedback with the Google Classroom mobile app.
Earn 2 clock hours
Assessment in Instruction
Formative Assessment Strategies
This module provides many different strategies you could choose form to utilize in your classroom
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Formative Assessment: Effective Feedback
What is the most effective feedback we can give our students to boost learning?
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Homeroom: Examining Data for a Focus Group
Do you have a sub group of students you want to focus on? This module will allow you to create a group of these students and look at data for that subgroup.
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Homeroom: In Depth Examination of a Single Student Profile
Learn about how you can use the Student Lookup tool in Homeroom to access historical data on a specific student including grades, assignments, enrollments, assessments, discipline and state testing.
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Homeroom: Looking at Data That is Important to You
This module will help you create your own assessment within Homeroom so that you can look at assessment data more closely!
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Homeroom: Risk Indicators
The Risk Indicators tool within Homeroom provides a snapshot at one point in time of research-based indicators for a student who would potentially disengage from school or potentially drop out. Learn about how to access this tool and how it can impact your practice.
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Homeroom: Student Growth Over Time
Learn about this great tool that you can access that will allow you to see the growth over time of your students.
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Homeroom: Uploading and Accessing Data
This is the beginning module about Homeroom, just helping you upload scores and access the data that is available for your students.
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Learning Walk: Assessment in Instruction
When going on a half day learning walk to explore formative assessment use in others' classrooms, use this module to guide your planning and reflection and earn clock hours for your exploration.
Earn 3 clock hours
Assessment in Instruction
Mastering Google Forms
Get instant feedback from students, parents or colleagues with this incredible tool that seems to "do it all."
Earn 4 clock hours
Assessment in Instruction
Organizing for Scaffolded Reading in Elementary
This module will focus on using your current data to organize your students for scaffolded reading instruction.
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
SBA and CCSS: What should students' answers look like?
Explore the materials that are available in the Smarter Balanced Assessment portal in the Teacher Hand Scoring section to learn how they score responses. What can we take back to our classroom in the way we score and instruct to proficiency?
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
The Importance of Formative Assessment
Find out what makes assessments formative and the importance of formative assessment in the classroom.
Earn 1 clock hour
Assessment in Instruction
Using Rubrics with Google Docs
Google provides great tools for writing projects including distributing, sharing, collaborating, reviewing, commenting, and revising. But what about grading? Rubrics are a powerful tool for teachers to provide detailed grading feedback for student work. Learn how to use three different rubric tools with Google Docs including Doctopus/Goobric, docAppender, and Orange Slice Teacher Rubric.
Earn 3 clock hours