Formative Assessment for both new and experienced teachers

Date: August 2 - August 6

Time: 9am - 11:00am (daily)

Location: Zoom link to be emailed upon registration

Target audience: New and experienced teachers

Cost: Free

In this Summer Academy, we will explore critical elements of developing and embedding formative assessment practices throughout daily instruction. Participants will explore core topics such as:

How can we plan to effectively collect and use evidence of learning that aligns with our learning goals for instruction?

How can we strategically design our questioning to support high levels of student cognition? How can we provide feedback that helps learners develop independent success?

How can we use self and peer feedback reflection tools to support student growth and goal setting?

How can we create a culture of assessment within our classrooms that embraces mistakes, supports students to take risks and take ownership of their learning?

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Presented By:

Rebecca Shea 

Senior Professional Development Specialist

Ms. Shea brings over 22 years of experience with comprehensive knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and school improvement to her work.  

Ms. Shea has served in roles as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator where she has led collaborative efforts to support all students reaching mastery through a standard based state curriculum. Throughout the years Ms. Shea has worked with professional learning communities, data-driven instructional planning teams, literacy frameworks, both academic and behavioral intervention supports, and programs for second language learners, with extensive experience of Dual Language One Way and Two Way programs.  

Ms. Shea is currently a doctoral student and has conducted research in understanding ways leaders and teachers engage in culturally responsive practices, school improvement, and supporting pre-service teachers. Ms. Shea holds certifications in the areas of teaching, master reading teacher, cognitive coaching, and school and district administration.