During this practical two-day institute, Pearson Assessment Training Institute (ATI) presenters will provide the foundation needed to facilitate effective professional development in classroom assessment using a learning team model of staff development.
This capacity-building training also prepares participants to be able to communicate with others, via short presentations, the benefits of assessment for learning and balanced assessment systems.
This institute is designed to give you the tools you need to introduce the concepts of assessment quality to others and then to manage professional development with the book Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right-Using It Well (CASL) as the central text. We have two broad goals for the session:
To accomplish those goals, we will do the following during the institute:
After using various models of professional development, Pearson ATI has centered on the use of learning teams, or study groups, as the most effective and efficient way to help educators become assessment literate. We have developed all our materials (training guides, books and interactive DVDs) for this kind of adult learning and encourage educators to move beyond our tradition of seeing professional development as a series of institutes.
School Administrators, District Administrators, Staff Development Specialists, Teacher Leaders
All registered participants receive free copies (see right column) of the books Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right-Using It Well, and the Learning Team Facilitator Handbook, a Developing Balanced Assessment Systems DVD packaged with the position paper Assessment Manifesto, as well as a CD that includes all of the handouts from this institute and all of the resources needed to conduct an introductory presentation.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
1+ for regional institute