Our professional development is designed to be rich, customized and challenging in order to best assist educators, thus strengthening the potential of our region.
Being instructionally agile is about making seamless instructional adjustments at a moment’s notice. This session takes participants through the core fundamentals of classroom assessment and quality formative assessment practices. Rather than creating assessment events that require teachers to stop teaching in order to conduct their formative assessments, the focus will be on the more organic process of infusing assessment experiences into any activity or strategy. Specifically, participants will come to know the two, non-negotiable characteristics that make an activity a formative assessment experience as well as some practical strategies that can be used for assessment purposes.
Learning Outcomes: Participants will:
- Clarify definitions and expectations of quality formative assessment.
- Explore what being instructionally agile means and what it might look like in a classroom.
- Explore several practical strategies that blur the lines between assessment, instruction, and feedback.
Equity Problem of Practice:
How do educational systems provide feedback to learners that results in accelerated growth for all learners?
Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills with Cassandra Erkens
Facilitator: Cassandra Erkens
Cassandra Erkens is a presenter, author, and keynote speaker. She has worked in education for over 30 years in a wide variety of roles: classroom teacher, union president, central office administration, state department school improvement facilitator, university adjunct professor, executive director of educational services in the business industry, and now serves as a teacher of teachers, consulting in the national and international arenas. Today she works closely with her co-authors Tom Schimmer and Nicole Vagle and a host of other renowned authors in the field of classroom assessment to design and deliver services through the Assessment Center at Solution Tree.
WMEP Professional Learning Center
WMEP Member Registration
Participants must have district approval to register for the yearlong leadership series. Please email your district’s Future-Forward Leadership contact below if you’re interested in attending. This individual will verify your eligibility for participation in the 2017-2018 Future-Forward Leadership Series: