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Intel Teach: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms*
 
Course Description
    

The Intel® Teach Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms course is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st century teaching and learning. In this course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and their students' learning. They learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. They follow three teachers and see how the three teachers are implementing embedded and ongoing assessment methods in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises.

Participants must expect to spend a minimum of 45 hours to complete this course.
This course requires average to advanced technology skills.
*Participants must be currently employed as a WV classrrom teacher, school counselor or have had classroom teaching experience as a certified teacher/educator.

 
Course Syllabus
    The Intel® Teach Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms course is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st century teaching and learning. In this course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and their students' learning. They learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. They follow three teachers and see how the three teachers are implementing embedded and ongoing assessment methods in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises. Direct connections to Common Core State Standards are provided throughout the course and can be connected within the final project as appropriate.

 

Goals and Objectives

Learn the characteristics of 21st century classrooms.

Review 21st century skills and consider how they are assessed.

Understand the role of formative and summative assessment.

Understand the purposes of assessment in the 21st century classroom.

Review assessment methods.

Learn characteristics of effective rubrics.

Explore the Assessing Projects library.

Understand how assessment is integrated in instructional activities.

Review information and research about self and peer assessment.

Understand how student-teacher conferences enhance assessment.

Explore ways to assess learning over time through portfolios.

Review assessment instruments for different purposes.

Learn to plan assessment around standards and 21st century skills.

Develop an assessment plan that describes how and why different assessments are used.

Create assessments for a unit or project.

Learn strategies to help students transition to new assessment roles.

Create activities and resources to support self-assessment.

Learn ways to schedule, perform, and record ongoing assessment.

Use assessment data to guide reflection, set goals, and plan instruction.

Create a process to use assessments for grading purposes.

Learn to plan assessments around state standards, Common Core, and 21st Century Skills.

Develop a final project including alignment to targeted and appropriate Common Core and/or state standards.

Common Core Connections

Common Core resources and examples may be found in the Resources section of course Modules/Sessions. Common Core Connections are embedded in course activities, showing direct links between the course content and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The final project for the course includes documentation of alignment of the final project with CCSS and assessment as appropriate. For West Virginia participants, please refer to the WV NxG Standards for ELA, Math and Social Studies.  For all other subjects, please refer to WV CSOs.  You may search for a CSO by subject and grade level.


Course Length

This facilitated course is divided into six Modules/Sessions plus an Orientation. The time for completing each Module/Session is estimated to be between 6.5 to 7 hours.

Course Structure and Navigation

There are two required Orientation sessions, a WVDE WVLearns Orientation and an Intel Orientation, both of which should be completed during the initial Orientation week. Each Module/Session One - Six includes individual work to learn concepts of collaboration in the digital classroom in interactive tutorials and exercises, a facilitated online discussion, and individual work developing a final project. In each Module/Session, participants will be directed to launch each lesson in turn and work through the activities.

After completing the work in a given lesson, participants are expected to return to the course to complete additional lessons, participate in the online discussion, and to explore additional resources in the Learn More section.

Course Requirements & Grading

Successful completion of the course will be based on the following requirements:

Participants must complete an Orientation Quiz with a passing grade of 90% or higher;

Participants must post substantively in each week's discussion forum;

Participants must complete the course activities and readings each week;

Participants must complete the course project(s) as directed and submit it to the course facilitator via the course Dropbox(es); and

Participants must complete the Intel Orientation Survey and both the WVDE Orientation and Final Course Surveys.

Discussion Participation

Requirements for the WVLearns course discussions have been modified from the original course guidelines. Participants will be evaluated weekly on the frequency and quality of their participation in the discussion forum.  Participants are required to post a minimum of one substantial original posting each session in response to the discussion prompt for that session by Sunday evening. Participants are to respond thoughtfully to a minimum of two colleagues' original postings each session by Monday evening. They are to read all original messages by course participants and enough additional responses to make a total of 50% of the messages posted for that session by Tuesday evening. Postings will be evaluated on their relevance, demonstrated understanding of course concepts, examples cited and overall quality. In addition, some sessions may have Discussions that allow participants to peer review others’ work using PQP. Participants are required to follow the guidelines within the course and make constructive suggestions about colleague’s work when asked.

Final Project

As an Assessment Final Course Project, participants will create an assessment plan to accompany a unit that they teach in their own classroom. Participants are expected to work independently on the final project throughout the course. Each participant is expected to submit a completed final project to the facilitator before the end of Module/Session Five. The project will be submitted during Module/Session Three for a mid-course review. In Module/Session Six, participants will engage in Assessment Guided Reflection and submit their response document to the facilitator. The following rubrics are available as a resource for facilitators and participants to review the course project expectations.

Copyright

Copyright guidelines are to be observed throughout the course project and all course projects activities. All work associated with course project is to be the original work of the course participant. Fair Use does not apply to the course project.

Course Surveys and Quizzes

Participants are expected to complete an Intel Orientation Survey and a WVDE Orientation Survey by Sunday night of the Orientation week and a WVDE Final Survey by Sunday night during Module/Session Six.

In addition, all participants must complete an Orientation Quiz and attain a grade of 90% or higher during the Orientation Week.

Grades 

All grades in the course gradebook must be a "C" for successful course completion. A grade of "C" indicates that all work has been completed and the work meets the expectations for that assignment

Certificates of Completion
Upon successful completion of this course, Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms, participants will receive a documenting successful completion of the course requirements. Certificates are distributed to each qualifying participant via email and the certificate will also be placed the the Module/Session Six course dropbox shortly after the completion of the course.

Graduate Credit Information
Participants in this course are eligible to receive non-degree graduate credits from either West Virginia University, Marshall University or Concord University. Credits will be awarded at the end of the semester in which the course occurs. Additional information is available on the course News/Welcome Page.

Intel® Teachers Engage Community
Teachers Engage is a global community for educators focused on the effective use of technology in the K-12 classroom. In Module 5 participants will create their own accounts with the Teachers Engage Community and will consider how to use the Community as an ongoing resource.

Technical Requirements

Internet Browser
Participants will need a computer with an Internet browser installed to complete course work. Some browsers may render course pages differently. Therefore we recommend you use one of the following browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Mac Safari.

Flash Player
This course will require an Internet browser with a Flash Player installed. To download or update your Adobe Flash player, please go to the Adobe site and follow the download and installation directions.

Acrobat Reader
PDF (which stands for "Portable Document Format") is a popular format for distributing documents on the Internet. Several readings in this course are posted in PDF format. To view and print PDF documents, you need Acrobat Reader software, available free from Adobe's website. If you do not yet have Acrobat Reader installed, download it from the Adobe site and follow the directions for installation.

About this Course

Course surround developed by EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO).