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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.

**This course is recognized as a technology course and will meet the technology coursework requirments for recertification.

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
    

Intel® Teach Elements: 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.

Course Goals

  • 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 and 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.

Course Length

This facilitated course is divided into seven Modules: an Orientation and six content-based Modules. Each content Module includes individual work to learn concepts of assessment in the 21st Century classroom through interactive tutorials and exercises, a facilitated online discussion, and individual work developing a final project. The time for completing each Module is estimated to be between 4-6 hours, and the total amount of time required for the entire course is estimated to be 36 hours.

Course Requirements

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

  • Participants must post substantively at least 3 times in each Module discussion forum;
  • Participants must complete the course activities and readings in each Module;
  • Participants must complete the course final project and submit it to the course facilitator;
  • Participants must submit 3 original sample assessments
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  • Participants must complete the orientation and final course surveys and a final reflection.

 

Discussion Participation

Participants are required to post a minimum of three substantive posts in each discussion forum. Participants will be evaluated on the frequency and quality of their discussion board participation. Postings will be reviewed based on their relevance, demonstrated understanding of course concepts, examples cited, overall quality, degree to which they extend the discussion, and tone. These criteria are described more fully in theDiscussionBoardExpectations.

 

Final Project

As a final 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 5. A set ofFinalProjectGuidelinesis available as a resource for facilitators and participants.

 

3 Original Assessments

Participants are expected to submit 3 original assessments (all different types) based on what they learned during the course. 

 

Workshop Surveys

Participants are expected to complete an orientation survey before the end of Module 1 of the course and a final survey before the end of Module 5.

Module 1: 21st Century Learning

Module 1 introduces the elements of a 21st century classroom and the skills students need to excel in a changing world. The module explores the role that 21st century skills play in learning, and shows assessment approaches that enhance achievement in a 21st century classroom.

Module 2: Assessment Strategies

Module 2 introduces the components of effective assessment strategies for 21st century classrooms. Teachers learn about purposes, methods, and instruments for assessment. The module demonstrates how assessment purposes define assessment practice and how different methods and instruments meet those purposes. Teachers also review the characteristics of effective rubrics and explore rubrics, using the Assessing Projects application.

Module 3: Assessment Methods

Module 3 provides a more in-depth look at how different assessment methods can be integrated throughout the learning cycle to enhance teaching and learning. Teachers look at how assessment methods can be used for various purposes as part of regular classroom activities. Self- and peer assessment, student-teacher conferences, and portfolios are examples of effective assessment methods.

Module 4: Assessment Development

Module 4 demonstrates how to plan and develop assessments. Teachers are taken through the steps of developing an assessment plan, which includes an Assessment Timeline. They also create assessments to meet standards, 21st century skills, and objectives for a unit or project.

Module 5: Assessment in Action

Module 5 provides the opportunity for teachers to create resources to support self- and peer assessment; schedule and integrate assessment into existing classroom activities; and develop materials to help manage, track, and grade assessment. Establishing routines and developing supporting resources can help teachers manage assessment activities and data.

 

Module 6:  Wrapping Up

This module gives participants time to finalize their final project and create 3 original assessments to support it.  Each of the 3 assessments should be a different kind – for example, one rubric, one checklist, and one plan for using of anecdotal notes.  Participants will also write a final reflection and complete the end-of course survey.

About this Course

Course surround developed byEdTechLeadersOnline(ETLO).