On Monday, Oct 17, I will be presenting a free webinar for my publisher, Eye On Education. You can register here.
In it, I’ll be sharing what I have learned about the upcoming Common Core standards and how they will be assessed. It’s pretty interesting stuff and, in theory, far more aligned with authenticity than the bubble tests of yore. Nevertheless, there are challenges in making the transition to these tests that districts need to be prepared for. Despite these hurdles, however, teachers and districts can begin making the transition by identifying the skills students will need and by using more authentic methods of assessment in their own classrooms.
I’ll share some of what I’m doing in my classroom and some of the writing that’s on the wall with the tests to come.
Come join me! Like a birthday party, you’ll leave with goodies: a couple of download-ables and a slew of resources to help you in your practice.
Hope to see you Monday.