Skip to main content

Home/ OLLIE Iowa/ Contents contributed and discussions participated by Peggy Christensen

Contents contributed and discussions participated by Peggy Christensen

Peggy Christensen

ollie4: Article: Attributes from Effective Formative Assessment (CCSSO) - 13 views

  • One key feature of this definition is its requirement that formative assessment be regarded as a process rather than a particular kind of assessment. In other words, there is no such thing as “a formative test.”
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      I often times hear teacher speak of formative assessment as a noun instead of a verb. (e.g. They gave their students a formative assessment today.)
  • there are a number of formative assessment strategies that can be implemented during classroom instruction.
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      In Science CABs we have shared the book, "Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning," by Page Keeley. The teachers seem to really like a lot of these strategies and plan on using them in their classrooms.
  • Learning Goals and Criteria for Success: Learning goals and criteria for success should be clearly identified and communicated to students.
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      This year in Science CAB, we have started using Learning Goals and Success Criteria with the participants. We try to post these on the PowerPoint, so everyone can see them. However, our learning goals . . . and possibly even our success criteria need work.
Peggy Christensen

Building A Better Mousetrap: The Rubric Debate - 7 views

  • and teacher improvement.
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      . . . and might I add, not only should it facilitate student learning, but it should also help the teacher improve.
  • instructors plan on grading student thinking and not just student knowledge
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      In the "past," the emphasis was on grading student knowledge. Now we are looking at assessing student thinking, as well.
  • it maintains the traditional gap between what the teacher knows and what the student knows
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      This puts the teacher in a position of power . . . the authority figure . . . the sage on the stage.
  • ...3 more annotations...
  • Well-designed rubrics
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      "Well-designed" is the key here.
  • writing under the influence
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      Interesting choice of words here.
  • rubrics that are outside of the students “zone of proximal development” are useless to the students.
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      Again, this gets back to the "kid-friendly" language that needs to be used in a rubric, so that students can use the feedback to improve their learning.
Peggy Christensen

Educational Leadership:Multiple Measures:The Quest for Quality - 9 views

  • Figure 2 (page 18) clarifies which assessment methods are most likely to produce accurate results for different learning targets.
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      I have seen this chart from Stiggins work before and have found it to be quite useful. This reminds me of why we need to take the written portion to get an Iowa Driver's license, as well as taking Driver's Ed. or taking the Driving portion (of the test) to get a Driver's License. We need to know both the factual "stuff" (like what a STOP sign means), as well as the skill of being able to actually drive a vehicle.
Peggy Christensen

Moodle Tutorials ::: Educating Educators - 3 views

  •  
    This page contains a variety of Moodle tutorials that you can visit for assistance with Moodle.
Peggy Christensen

YouTube - The Jing project- a free screen capture program. - 3 views

  •  
    The actual title of this is YouTube video is: "The Jing project- a free screen capture program." I'm very interested in this tool and plan on investigating it further. Thanks, Jason for bringing it to my attention.
Peggy Christensen

online1: Iowa Online Course Standards - 10 views

  • students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical-reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways.
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      In science, we are always looking for ways to engage students in higher-order thinking skills. I'm sure it provides different challenges when you are teaching online.
  • clear, complete course overview and syllabus
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      Because you are not face-to-face (or if you are teaching a blended/hybrid course and have limited face-to-face interaction), you need to make sure your course overview and syllabus are clear and complete.
Peggy Christensen

online1: Iowa Online Teaching Standards - 43 views

  • effective instructional strategies
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      When I see "effective instructional strategies" I think of the Characteristics of Effective Instruction from the Iowa Core.
  • connectivism
    • Peggy Christensen
       
      Our Professional Learning Team at Heartland AEA is studying the idea of "connectivism" and how we might use connectivism in our work. I'm trying to wrap my brain around this whole idea of "connectivism."
1 - 9 of 9
Showing 20 items per page