Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Summer Reading

     Summer is right around the corner and that means its time for summer reading. professional and otherwise. Our school is awesome about being quite focused when it comes to the professional development of our staff. You might remember the book study I completed last summer on Dr. Jennifer Katz's book, Teaching to Diversity: The Three-Block Model of Universal Design for Learning
Teaching to Diversity Cover. (Accessed 2014). Uploaded to Amazon; Portage& Main Press.
Available online at: http://www.amazon.ca/Teaching-Diversity-Three-Block-Universal-Learning/dp/1553793536
 You can read my posts on this book by exploring the UDL blog hashtag

     This summer I will be exploring, Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing it Right - Using it Well, by Jan Chappuis, Rick Stiggins, Steve Chappuis, and Judith Arter. At approximately 400 pages this book covers the "5 Keys" of classroom assessment:
Key 1: Establish a clear assessment purpose to meet information needs of all intended users
Key 2: Base instruction and assessment on clear learning targets
Key 3: Design or select all assessments to meet standards of accuracy
Key 4: Communicate summative and formative results effectively
Key 5: Involve students in the assessment process and in using the results to further learning
* and includes LOTS of end-of-chapter activities to assist reader's with their understanding

Classroom Assessment for Student Learning Cover. (Accessed 2016). Uploaded to Amazon; Pearson Education. Available online at: https://www.amazon.ca/Classroom-Assessment-Student-Learning-Doing/dp/0132685884
     So, over the summer months I will be posting regularly as I make my way through this book. If you'd like to follow along with this journey I will be labelling these posts with an assessment tag that you can access by selecting it from the Labels heading on the right-hand side of the page.

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