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Engaged or GONE THEME – ENGAGING STUDENTS Building choice, interest, relevance Demo ways to engage learners at various phases of instruction. – Assessing.

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1 Engaged or GONE THEME – ENGAGING STUDENTS Building choice, interest, relevance Demo ways to engage learners at various phases of instruction. – Assessing prior knowledge, delivering content, rehearsal/practice activities, formative & summative assessments. Focus is on strategies -- not the tools (but the tools are fun) Fun is good – it leads to engaging kids

2 Ongoing Assessment Assessment is ongoing and involves student-set criteria Strategy is Formative Assessment Tool is polling (PollEverywhere.com) – Use your phones to respond. – Please take out your cell phones, but remember to leave them on silent. – You’ll participate by sending a text message. Know your cell phone plan – This is a just standard rate text message, – It may be free for you or up to twenty cents on some carriers if you do not have a text messaging plan. – The service we are using is serious about privacy. We cannot see your phone numbers, and you’ll never receive follow-up text messages outside this presentation. There’s only one thing worse than spam – and that’s text message spam because you have to pay to receive it!

3 Don’t forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: Does your district have a Formative Asse...

4 Summative vs. Formative Assessment Summative When – at the conclusion of instruction Purpose – verify learning, data, grades, More formalized Teacher driven Formative When – anytime during the instruction Purpose – targeted feedback for improvement – not grades Informal, quick, self- assessment Student & teacher driven

5 Formative Assessment Works! Moves kids to the learning targets in direct, systematic ways. Saves time – kids don’t drift far off track. The feedback keeps them focused. Engages kids in the learning process.

6 Don’t forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: What is Formative Assessment?

7 Don’t forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: Which of the following strategies is an...

8 Data Driven Decision Based on the data from our formative assessment, do I need to review or are you ok with FA? Can you see how FA data can be helpful? Did it take us long to check for understanding?

9 Don’t forget: You can copy- paste this slide into other presentations, and move or resize the poll. Poll: Do your students have cell phone?

10 Give me 5! FA strategy – self assessment – quick learning check 5 – I got it! 1 – huh?? Can you use FA as a strategy to guide instruction & engage students? Will polling help you engage students?


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