A 3-part series aimed at building teachers’ formative classroom assessment literacy!
When: Three 1-hour sessions in April 2021
- Thursday, April 15 from 5-6pm CT: What/Why/How of Formative Assessment
- Thursday, April 22 from 5-6pm CT: Quiz-Based Assessment Items
- Thursday, April 29 from 5-6pm CT: Misconceptions & Action Planning
Session Presenters: Bryan Twarek & Dr. Shuchi Grover
Drawing on chapters in the A-Z Handbook on Teaching Programming — ‘Feedback Through Formative Check-Ins’ (by Grover, Sedgwick and Powers) and ‘Naive Misconceptions of Novice Programmers’ (by Sorva) as well as a preliminary Framework on Formative Assessment of Conceptual Learning in K-12 Computer Science Classrooms developed as part of an NSF-funded #CSForAll effort (#1943530), this workshop series is a step toward developing a Formative Classroom Assessment for Teachers module/PD-in-a-box for broader use in CS teacher professional development.
Join us to deepen your understanding of how to adapt and use formative assessment in K-12 computer science classrooms. In this three-part series, we will present a synthesis of research and many examples, plus interactive activities to practice evaluating, adapting, and responding to assessment items. Each session will take place from 5-6pm CT on Thursdays in April: (1) What/Why/How of Formative Assessment on 4/15, (2) Quiz-Based Assessment Items on 4/22, and (3) Misconceptions & Action Planning on 4/29.
After these three sessions, we expect that participants will be able to:
- Understand what, why, and how re: formative assessment
- Expand types of formative assessment used (and understand the value of different types)
- Evaluate assessment items using a framework or set of design features
- Identify common misconceptions and select items to diagnose learning
- Plan how to respond to assessment results