Co-designers of Assessment

Co-designers of Assessment Element
Imagine a learning experience that is designed so effectively that what the student learns is powered by how the learner is being assessed. Shared assessment practices are established when learners play a role in understanding, planning, and demonstrating evidence of their own learning. When educators adopt assessment practices that allow the learners to play an active role in the design, the asse...
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What’s So Hot About STEaM at the Waukesha STEM Academy?

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by Eric Hill, Educator Effectiveness Coach, Waukesha STEM Academy; Giselle D’Souza & Christina Minz, STEM Students, Institute for Personalized Learning Youth Advisory Council members STEaM is a big deal at the Waukesha STEM Academy. STEM traditionally stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, which are important aspects of the learning experience here. We also have a part of our...
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The Why, What and How of Micro-credentials

by Christina Sprader, Associate Director Why Many schools across the country are in the midst of shifting from an instructional centered paradigm to a learner centered paradigm. At the Institute, we often talk about developing “POWERful” learners, who are full of Purpose, Ownership, Wonder, Efficacy, and Responsibility. In order to make the shift however, we need to design a system that develo...
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Assessment as Evidence of Learning – INFOGRAPHIC

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Shifting from Educator Driven to Learner Driven In a previous post, we examined the element Assessment as Evidence of Learning in depth. We also talked about how assessment elements are incorporated into all levels of the Honeycomb Model to ensure a balanced system of assessment throughout the learning process, and used to guide learning and drive future instruction. Another component of inc...
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Assessment as Evidence of Learning

Assessment as Evidence of Learning
Twas the night before the assessment when out on the porch Blake and Susan were prepping, each with a different approach. One assessment was crafted by the teacher with care, With hope that the students would show up prepared.   The children were talking about how much they’ve learned, With visions of proficiency showing what they earned. And mama with a reminder to do their best, Had jus...
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