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Essential Question:

  1. How do we assess the professional development (PD) in the classroom?

 

  How do we assess the teacher and student to see if the PD course added any value.  Our goals are to follow the teachers who have taken the PD course and observed what they do in their classrooms and also observe their students.  these tables below are part of that assessment.  Video's of the classroom during the implementation portion will be conducts to help in the assessment and provide feedback to the classroom teacher.

 

Assessment for Teachers

Item/ Category How is it displayed in the classroom
Creativity
Trying something new
Letting go of some control in the classroom
Taking Risks
Bring in other learning disciplines
 Thinking skills
Use of good questions
Reflection on their actions
Bring in higher order skills areas as defined by the new Bloom taxonomy
Use of content
Design process
knowledge of Literature, Math, Science
 
Pedagogical skills
Acts as a facilitator versus "Sage on the Stage"
Uses well thought our feedback strategies and rubrics
Creates a learning environment and a playful atmosphere
Creates a well thought our project learning space; Children are engaged

 

 

Assessment for Students:

Item/ Category How is it displayed in the classroom
Creativity
Takes risks ( learning from failures )
Is active in divergent thinking exercises
 Thinking skills
Asks good questions
Reflects on their actions
Uses  higher order skills as defined by the new Bloom taxonomy
Use of content,

is able to do:

Engineering Design process
See's the connection to math. and science
 
Working with Peers and Teachers  

 

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  Prepared by  Bill Wolfson.  Copyright 2010
Last Updated  01/21/2010