Presentation on theme: "Smarter Balanced Digital Library"— Presentation transcript:
1 Smarter Balanced Digital Library Navigating the Digital LibraryWelcome to Navigating the Digital Library.1
2 Educator Learning Goals I understand the Digital Library Log In Procedure.I understand that the Digital Library search functionality facilitates finding resources.There are two learning goals for this tutorial:I understand the Digital Library Log In procedure.I understand that the Digital Library search functionality facilitates finding resources.Page 22
3 What the Digital Library is NOT Lesson plansQuizzesAn assessment item bankBenchmark testsSometimes the easiest way to define something is to start with what it is not…To be clear, the digital library is not a selection of lesson plans, a variety of quizzes, a bank of assessment questions, nor is it a range of benchmark tests.
4 A Balanced Assessment System Summative assessmentsBenchmarked to college and career readinessTeachers and schools have information and tools they need to improve teaching and learningCommon Core State Standards specifyK-12 expectations for college and career readinessAll students leave high school college and career readyThe Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium offers a balanced three-fold system: the first, summative is the end of the year comprehensive assessment benchmarked to the college and career readiness standards. The second, interim are flexible assessments used as districts and teachers see fit to provide them with actionable feedback as they work toward the summative assessment. The third leg is the digital library of formative assessments, and the focus of our training today. It’s purpose is to provide a collection of both professionally commissioned and teacher developed formative assessment practices and professional learning resources. Teachers from across the consortium worked together to create and vet professional development materials and instructional resources aligned to the standards and the Smarter Balanced assessment system.Educator resources forformative assessment practicesto improve instructionInterim assessments Flexible, open, used for actionable feedbackSlide 44
5 Formative Assessment Process Defined Formative assessment is a deliberate process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching and learning strategies to improve students’ self-assessment, reflection and attainment of curricular learning targets/goals.Take a moment to reflect on how this definition aligns with, or does not align with, your current practice and thinking.We know that you all are coming to this session with varying degrees of familiarity with the formative assessment process, as defined by Smarter Balanced.Formative assessment is a deliberate process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching and learning strategies to improve students’ self-assessment, reflection and attainment of curricular learning targets/goals.
6 Four Attributes Clarify Elicit Intended Evidence Learning Interpret The formative assessment process attributes are:ClarifyIntendedLearningElicitEvidenceAct onInterpretThis clover portrays the four steps of the formative assessment process: clarifying intended learning, eliciting evidence, interpreting evidence and acting on evidence.66
7 Digital Library Resources Assessment Literacy ModulesCommissioned Professional Learning ModulesResources for educators, students and familiesFrame Formative Assessment within a Balanced Assessment SystemArticulate the Formative Assessment ProcessHighlight Formative Assessment Practices and ToolsExemplar Instructional ModulesCommissioned Professional Learning ModulesInstructional coaching for educatorsInstructional materials for studentsDemonstrate/support effective implementation of the formative assessment processFocus on key content and practice from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language ArtsThe digital library contains three different kinds of formative assessment resources: the assessment literacy modules which focus on assessment practices (regardless of content), the exemplar instructional modules that focus on formative assessment in the content standards. And the education resources created and vetted by SBAC and Missouri teachers to reflect formative assessment processes.Education ResourcesHigh-quality vetted instructional resources and tools for educatorsHigh-quality vetted resources and tools for students and familiesReflect and support the formative assessment processReflect and support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language ArtsCreate Professional Learning CommunitiesSlide 77
8 Digital Library Functionality IllustrativeAllows educators to view, download, and rate resourcesUses state-of-the-art tagging and search to quickly find resources by CCSS and other topicsEnables educators from across the Consortium to collaborate and share their knowledgeFacilitates access to resources that are stored in participating librariesThe Digital Library is the tool that the Consortium will use to disseminate resources to teachers.The Library provides state-of-the-art functionality for educators, including the ability for educators from across the Consortium to collaborate and share their knowledge.Slide 88
9 To access the Digital Library https://www.smarterbalancedlibrary.orgHere’s the address for the digital library. Please note the “s” making it a secure site, and include that as you type in the url.
10 Navigate to the Digital Library Your district test coordinator has probably already on-boarded you and you should receive username and password via from Smarter Balanced.https://www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org
11 Welcome TutorialOnce you’ve logged in, your first screen is likely to be a Welcome Tutorial. This feature will help direct you through the Digital Library.
12 Account This is the Personal Profile page. This is where you provide information about yourself and decide what information will be visible to other users of the Digital Library.The software will also use this information to sort resources for you to review. It will provide materials that match the areas of expertise you identify.1212
13 Personal Information * Required information will have a red asterisk. The first section under the Account tab is Personal Information.You will notice it has a red asterisk. You are required to complete every section, tab, and field with this symbol.On this page, you will enter your first name and last name, and then select your title from the drop-down menu.You will also have the option of uploading a profile picture and adding some background information in the “About Me” section.There is a green “Save Changes” button at the bottom right side of the screen. Click this button to save your personal information before moving to the next tab.* Required information will have a red asterisk.1313
14 ExpertiseAfter entering personal information, click the Expertise tab on the left side of the screen to add information about your professional background.Select the appropriate subject(s), grade(s), and student population(s) that apply to you.When you click in each box, a drop-down menu of choices will appear for each field. The “Student Population(s)” field is shown as an example.The Expertise tab is important because the information you provide here determines the resources that the software will recommend for you to review later.This tab also has a green “Save Changes” button at the bottom right side of the screen. Click this button to save information on your expertise.1414
15 PrivacyAfter entering your expertise, you may want to click the Privacy tab on the left side to specify what personal information you would like to make visible to other educators in the Digital Library.Please note that users cannot access your full account and no information will be displayed publicly outside of the Digital Library.Click the Save Changes button on the bottom right side of the screen to save your privacy choices.1515
16 Return to your Personal Profile You can return to your personalized profile page from anywhere in the site by clicking on your name in the header at the top of the screen and selecting Account.1616
17 The Digital LibraryOnce you have perused the Welcome Tutorial and have set up your personal profile, you’re ready to begin using the Digital library. From the onset you’ll see various tabs for you to explore and filters you can apply.
18 Digital Library Resources Once you’ve applied filters and searched, the number of resources available is displayed here.
19 Filter Digital Library Resources Should you not want to see the filters, you can hide the categories.
20 Filter Digital Library Resources Once you have selected your filters, click “Apply Filters.” You may also clear your filter choices by clicking “Reset Filters.”2020
22 Show More ResourcesTo see more resources, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Show More Resources.” The next 12 resources will be displayed.When you click on the title of a resource, you will be able to view its Cover Profile.Page 2222
23 Filter Digital Library Resources After applying your selected filters, you may also edit those filters by clicking “Edit Filters.”2323
24 Search Digital Library Resources The second way to search for resources is to use the search bar in the upper right corner of the screen.Type key words in the oval next to the magnifying glass.Press the enter or return key to complete your search.Resource containing these words will be displayed2424
25 Sort Digital Library Resources Once you apply the filters most appropriate to your needs, the Digital Library resources can be sorted by a variety of lenses.
26 Digital Library: Collaboration Digital Library users can participate in a discussion with other educators about a specific resource by accessing the collaboration tab on the resource profile.Users can choose to join an active discussion or start a new topic.26
27 Digital Library: Collaboration After a Digital Library user clicks on a particular topic, they can view the topic title, description, and any attached materials. Users can view the discussion thread and choose to reply to the topic or an individual post. Users can recommend discussion posts that they find helpful, so that other users can quickly find the information they are looking for.27
28 Digital Library: Collaboration Digital Library users can flag discussion topics and posts by selecting a flag reason and rationale28
29 Digital Library: Collaboration Digital Library users can also access forums by selecting the Forums tab from the navigation header. Resource forums contain the discussions that occurred on the collaboration tab of a resource. Each resource forum is the name of a resource.29
30 Digital Library: Collaboration A resource forum displays the summary of the resource and the discussion topics. The topics tab is the same as the collaboration tab on the resource profile.30
31 Digital Library: Collaboration Digital Library users can view the participants of the forum by accessing the Participants tab, so that they can easily identify the leaders who are contributing to the forum. Participants are other Digital Library users that have contributed to the forum by posting a topic or reply to the forum.31
32 Digital Library: Collaboration The Topics Forum contains Forums that are not Resources specific that can vary from help forums in navigating the Digital Library to forums for ELA high school teachers. 32
33 Digital Library: Collaboration Topic Forums display the description as entered by the forum facilitator and the list of discussion topics33
34 Digital Library: Collaboration Users can favorite forums that they enjoy so that they can easily access them again. Forums that have been added as a favorite can be accessed through the Favorites tab. Clicking a forum from the Favorites tab will take the user directly to the forum.34
36 Commissioned Modules Overview 15-minute interactive, online professional learning experienceTransform educational practice using the Formative Assessment ProcessCoach educators to use the formative assessment process and embody the process in module designReflect UDL principles and support for diverse groups of learnersEngage educators long enough to communicate essential ideas, but short enough that educators will use themThe commissioned modules are short, interactive online learning experiences that coach educators through the formative assessment process. They use both live-action and animated vignettes to model the professional learning.
37 Proposed List of Commissioned Modules 30 Assessment Literacy Modules31 ELA Instructional Modules31 Math Instructional Modules10 Score Report Modules102 Modules have been commissioned.10 are in the final stages, this number will continue to grow week by week.
38 Accessing the Commissioned Modules There are four Module types available: Assessment Literacy Modules, ELA Exemplar Instructional Modules, Math Exemplar Instructional Modules, and Interim and Summative Score Report Modules. Select the module type of interest by clicking in the applicable blank check box.
39 Accessing the Commissioned Modules Once you’ve selected the module type, your selected filter will appear. Click Apply Filter.
40 Commissioned ModulesThe commissioned modules available will appear.
41 Exploration and Resources Enjoy your exploration of the SBAC digital library of formative assessments!
42 Help DeskAll Users of the Digital Library: The Digital Library will have Help Desk support until September 30, Help Desk staff are trained to help end users with navigation of the Digital Library, how to find and comment on the resources, and how to participate in collaboration forums. The address isShould you need help as you use the library, a help desk has been established to offer you aid. Feel free to contact them for help within approximately 24 hours.
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