Category Archives: 2: Formats and Strategies for Formative Assessment

Discussion Panel 2: Formats and Strategies for Formative Assessment

Discussants are John Golzy, Viktoria Popava-Gonci and Bob Carey
 
Christiane Warren is moderating the session.
 
This is the second of our three panel discussions related to the presentations recorded prior to the conference.  Presentations in this area include effective methods and means of formative assessment used with students and how these assessments connect to the criteria and methods for evaluation.   The three prerecorded sessions for this discussion are:

Using YouTube in Online Courses to Observe and Evaluate Pre-Service Teacher Performance

Applying Concept Map Theory to the Practice of Prior Learning Assessment

Transformative Evaluation: Where to Begin?

Contained within the post for each of these sessions is a recording that we hope you will view prior to the discussion period.   Click on the link within the post to access the recording.  Please send your questions for the panel to christiane.warren@esc.edu with the subject “conference question.” 

Using YouTube in Online Courses to Observe and Evaluate Pre-Service Teacher Performance

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

Applying Concept Map Theory to the Practice of Prior Learning Assessment

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

Transformative Evaluation: Where to Begin?

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?