21st century learning
The Effective Classroom
Structures and Strategies
Clarifying, understanding, and sharing learning intentions.
Engineering effective classroom discussions, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning.
Providing feedback that moves learners forward.
Activating students as learning resources for one another.
Activating students as owners of their own learning. (Rystad, 2013).
Summative and Formative Assessments working together
Summative and Formative
A summative assessment is used to determine if a student is meeting curriculum requirements. An assessment is given to test the learning that is relative tot he actual curriculum. An example of this would be an chapter test that assesses the students knowledge of the whole chapter.
A formative assessment is used to gather feedback that the teacher can use as well as the student to improve in class as well as enhance teaching and learning. An example of this would be a one to two sentence answer to identify the main point of a lesson. Also students can create an outline for a report (Formative vs Summative, 2015).
My own ideas about summative and formal are that both assessments are useful to create an effective classroom. It is important for a teacher to gather data to gage whether a student has knowledge of the lesson. Also, the teacher can obtain feedback from how students formulate outlines and sentences from a lesson.
A Sampling of Types of Formative Assessment Retrieved on June 10, 2015 from www.isbe.net/common_core/pdf/da-form-asmt-chart.pdf
Formative vs Summative Assessment, Retrieved on June 10, 2015 from http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/howto/basics/formative-summative.html
Rystad, M. (2013, April 7). Assessment for learning [Video file]. Retrieved June 10, 2015 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLMlY6R7RM
Clarifying, Learning and Sharing
Engineering effective classroom discussions
One of my favorite strategies is to engineer classroom discussions effectively. Examples given were the use of mini-whiteboards which allows students the opportunity to interact with the teacher and classmates by writing or selecting answer simultaneously. Also, students are encourages to raise hands or "Hands Up" to ask questions only. Other examples were the flipped classroom where lessons are summarized in film clips.
"Lessons are used for conversations and dialogues between teacher and students about the content of the lesson" (Rystad, 2013).