CERA Conference 2015
21st Century Innovation and Making Magic Happen
Five Attributes of Effective Formative Assessments
- Learning Progressions: should clearly articulate the sub-goal of the ultimate learning goal
- Learning Goals and Criteria for Success: should be clearly identified and communicated to students
- Descriptive Feedback: students should be provided with evidence based feedback that is linked to the intended instructional outcomes and criteria for success.
- Self and Peer Assessment: Important to think meta-cognitively about their learning.
- Collaboration: classrooms that have teachers and students are partners in their learning.
INNOVATION and DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY to support INSTRUCTION
Take Away Moments from Educators
* A new paradigm shift that ALL teachers are teachers of language...even PE. In the Digitial Library "Understanding Language Module"
*Author, Milton Chew of Education Nation (Book)
- Six edges of Innovation any time, any place, any path, any pace.
- Thinking, Curriculum and Assessment, Technology, Time/Place
- Co-Teaching, Co-Learning, Youth
- Authentic Learning
- School life vs Real Life
* CAASPP Year One: Online and Opting Out
- More than 3.2 million students assessed (CA)
- Less than 2,000 paper based administrations
- Operational improvements planned for 2016
- Re-examination of reporting systems and timelines
- On-going analysis by CDE and ETS
- Independent evaluator by Hum RRO
We are in the era of "Digitalization" in education.
Many districts looking to move away from the Business SIS system and interested in a Learning Management System (LMS) or even better an Instructional Management System (IMS).
The K-12 systems as a whole are looking for a stronger ecosystem that is robust not just competent.
Classroom should be the domain of the LMS and is a data driven decision making system.
But...is IMS the new merge of the SIS and LMS?? We think so and here is what's needed.
What is needed...
- A strong algorithmic reporting system
- Dropbox Function
- Integrated grade book
- Student & Parent Portal
- Document Management
- Ability to upload
- Mobile application
- Analysis tools