Event Title

Assessment as Instruction: Strategies for Fostering Equity

Start Date

16-10-2020 9:00 AM

End Date

16-10-2020 9:50 AM

Document Type

Workshop

Description

This hands-on workshop will bridge theory with practice, weaving together presentation, discussion, and role play as participants learn practical strategies for harnessing assessments as learning tools. The session provides a concrete pedagogical and curricular framework for shifting student thinking from fixed to growth mindset, developing student resilience, and building both intellectual and social-emotional competence through metacognitive peer- and self- assessment activities. Participants will learn how to use rubrics and assessments as learning tools in the classroom, how to make assignment and assessment expectations transparent to students, how to cultivate the classroom culture needed for successful peer assessment and peer-to-peer learning, and how to utilize metacognitive assessment practices to build growth mindset and infuse social-emotional learning along with academic skill-building. There will be multiple, active opportunities for participants to practice the strategies and discuss their application on their home campuses. Participants will also discuss and brainstorm opportunities for bridging opportunity gaps by infusing rich models of writing and other project assessment exemplars into instruction. Although the session will model these practices using rubrics, portfolio assessments, and sample student work from the first-year writing classroom, the teaching and assessment methods discussed are applicable and adaptable to a variety of content areas and educational contexts. The workshop will be led by educational leadership from the Pathways program for first-generation undergraduate students at National Louis University. Pathways is an innovative, data-driven program founded in research-based best practices for increasing college retention, accelerating student learning, bridging opportunity gaps, and providing holistic supports for the academic and professional success of all students.

Speaker Information

Margeaux Temeltas, BA, MA

English department chair, National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Stephanie Poczos, BA, MA, EdS

Associate Dean of General Education, National Louis University, Chicago, IL

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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Assessment as Instruction: Strategies for Fostering Equity

This hands-on workshop will bridge theory with practice, weaving together presentation, discussion, and role play as participants learn practical strategies for harnessing assessments as learning tools. The session provides a concrete pedagogical and curricular framework for shifting student thinking from fixed to growth mindset, developing student resilience, and building both intellectual and social-emotional competence through metacognitive peer- and self- assessment activities. Participants will learn how to use rubrics and assessments as learning tools in the classroom, how to make assignment and assessment expectations transparent to students, how to cultivate the classroom culture needed for successful peer assessment and peer-to-peer learning, and how to utilize metacognitive assessment practices to build growth mindset and infuse social-emotional learning along with academic skill-building. There will be multiple, active opportunities for participants to practice the strategies and discuss their application on their home campuses. Participants will also discuss and brainstorm opportunities for bridging opportunity gaps by infusing rich models of writing and other project assessment exemplars into instruction. Although the session will model these practices using rubrics, portfolio assessments, and sample student work from the first-year writing classroom, the teaching and assessment methods discussed are applicable and adaptable to a variety of content areas and educational contexts. The workshop will be led by educational leadership from the Pathways program for first-generation undergraduate students at National Louis University. Pathways is an innovative, data-driven program founded in research-based best practices for increasing college retention, accelerating student learning, bridging opportunity gaps, and providing holistic supports for the academic and professional success of all students.