Assessment For Learning

Key Strategies From the Video

Strategy #1: Clarifying, Understanding, and Sharing Learning Intentions

Strategy #2: Engineering effective classroom discussions, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning.

Strategy #3: Providing feedback that moves learners forward

Strategy #4: Activating students as learning resources for one another

Strategy #5: Activating students as owners of their own learning

Formative and Summative Assessments

In Early Childhood Education, I feel that formative and summative assessments are important for a child's growth and development. Formative assessments show an on-going, day-by-day evidence of what a child is learning; it lets the teacher know where a child is in their development and what is needed to expand their education according to their own talents, interests, abilities, and challenges. In Early Childhood Education this may be done by: observation and documentation. The summative assessment lets the teacher know immediately if a teaching strategy needs to be changed, or if the material needs to be adjusted; in Early Childhood Education this may be done by asking questions or point to pictures with an fun explanation; communication with simple directions or demonstrations.

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Implementing Stratges

The best way to implement any strategy, is to be observant and remember that as an educator is to know each child as an individual. To implement into the Early Childhood Education classroom environment may be done by: knowing the child as an individual; be flexible; ask question and allow the child to answer or participate, this feedback will let the teacher know if the child is learning; Even young children can make decisions: the C34ME can be used for young children by guiding them in three ways before the teacher helps or give them three choices that set them up for success. Every part of a young child's day, is an opportunity to teach a child and for the teacher to learn from that same child.

References

Rystad, M. (2013, April 7). Assessment for learning [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLMlY6R7RM