Presenters: John Golzy, Mark Abendroth, Eileen O’Connor
Education faculty members in mathematics, social studies, and science required that their students videotape, upload, and share private YouTubes of mini lessons within online “methods” courses. These faculty shared ideas, experiences, YouTube-links, and assessment strategies during the semester as their parallel courses were conducted. Upon completion of the courses, they polled their collective insights, presenting their findings at a SUNY conference and disseminating the results through a peer reviewed journal. Overall, these faculty gained rich perspectives on their pre-service teachers’ lessons through these live observations and they generated strategies for improved assignment modeling and assessment in future courses.
Link to prerecorded Elluminate session: Using YouTube in Online Courses to Observe and Evaluate Pre-Service Teacher Performance
Panel: Viktoria Popova-Gonci, Jeffrey P. Lambe
In attempts to continue informing PLA practices with theory and technological innovations, this presentation will demonstrate how a Concept Mapping (CMapping) program developed by the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition can be applied to PLA practices: both to the process of uncovering and communicating tacit learning and to the process of assessing learning outcomes in the framework of a non-course matching evaluation model. We will demonstrate how Cmapping offers tools for assessing complex conceptual relationships of learning, which may be challenging to ascertain during the process of linear presentation of knowledge, or essay writing.
Link to prerecorded presentation: Applying Concept Map Theory to the Practice of Prior Leaning Assessment
Presenter: Bob Carey (Metro)
“Transformative evaluation” invites us to move beyond the current practice of “But I evaluate when I grade” to the more interesting work of exploring how our shared practice as faculty mentors can provide students with the opportunities to become discerning readers and confident writers.
Link to prerecorded presentation: Transformative Evaluation: Where to Begin?