Baby Steps to Authentic Assessments
This session is for educators that need to build the plane while they fly it. It’s hard to start creating authentic assessments from scratch in the middle of the school year. This session will introduce small, easy steps we can all take to turn our face-to-face assessments into authentic learning experiences.
Designing Authentic Online Assessments
Switching from teaching in-person to an online learning environment has uncovered the understanding that in-person assessments don’t automatically make great online assessments. This session is a deeper dive into what makes effective and authentic online assessments and explores a practical action plan for creating these assessments.
The Art of Engaging Students
The most important school-based relationship for students is the relationship they have with their teachers. Student engagement in online or face-to-face learning is an important issue that educators need to address. Whether your students are “ghosting” you online or face-to-face, this session will provide ways to design student-friendly assessments that also provide us with the data needed to determine the students’ level of understanding.
Stop Summatively Assessing Everything!
Yes, that’s right – AAC is giving you permission to STOP summatively assessing everything. This session will present you with research-based strategies for moving student learning forward. HINT**Because we’re talking about improving student learning, we won’t be spending much time talking about summative assessments! **Caution: This Session May Cause a Reduction in Marking
Formative Assessment Tech Tool Sprint for Online and In-Person Learning
In this fast-paced session, the AAC facilitator will model formative assessment tools. Participants (who are somewhat tech-savvy) will complete simple tasks throughout the session to demonstrate what these tools look like from their students’ eyes. Participants will need a good internet connection, a second screen or device (like a cell phone or tablet) so they can use the tools while still viewing the zoom meeting.