Educator Courses

Rethinking Assessment

  • Dates

    October 14 - 18, 2019
  • Cost for members

  • Cost for non-members


    Rethinking Assessment registration has closed. Please stay tuned for the next opportunity to take this course and check out our additional educator courses.

    Rethinking Assessment is a one week course for educators interested in learning more about different types of assessments that promote durable and transferable learning. We'll tackle big questions about how assessments can drive learning, and the role that both formative and summative assessments play in the learning process. We'll also dive deeper into the role of feedback and how certain types of feedback may be your most significant lever for optimizing student learning.

    In this course, you will:

    • design a performance-based assessment that you can use in your classroom with GOA learning design coaches as your guides.
    • learn about different models and tangible examples of assessment across our network.

    We are delighted to announce guest speakers in the course that have specific expertise in assessment. Kevin Mattingly, professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Jay McTighe, longtime educator, author, and speaker (Jay McTighe & Associates Consulting) will join us as guest experts in the course.

    This is a practical one week course for any educator looking to rethink and reimagine an assessment in a classroom, and to rethink how assessments are designed at the school level. We encourage participants to take this course in school teams.

    Course registration closes October 9, 2019. Register today to reserve your spot.

    About the "Rethinking School" Series

    GOA’s “Rethinking School” series of online courses for educators offer a deep exploration of the design elements that form the critical axis of change in schools. The first course in the series, “Rethinking School,” provides an overview of the five design elements: assessment, content, role of student, place, and time. The other four courses in the series (Rethinking Assessment, Rethinking the Role of Content, Rethinking the Roles of Students and Teachers, and Rethinking Time and Place) dig deeper into each of the five elements and offer a playlist of resources and strategies, an opportunity to engage, learn, and apply understandings, and a networked professional learning community.

    While the “Rethinking School” course provides an overview for the series, there is no need to start there. There are no prerequisites: you don’t have to start the series at the beginning, because there is no beginning. You can pick and choose courses that are most relevant to you. From 2018 - 2020, we will cycle through all of the courses twice.

    Have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more specifically about how our courses work and what to expect.

    To learn more and explore some of the Rethinking School course content, see our publication: Five Design Elements for Rethinking School: A Toolkit for Educators.

    To sign up for additional professional learning opportunities, check out all of our educator courses.

    Follow along with us as we share insights, ideas, and updates about our "Rethinking School" series on Twitter @GOALearning and using #RethinkingSchool.

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