Assessment Boot Camp
A new way of teaching requires a new way of assessing and grading.
In this course, Martina and Elicia help demystify assessment for proficiency, grading for mastery, the use of can-do statements, and provide practical examples of assessment types and rubrics that can be used at any level of instruction.
Assessment for Acquisition Boot Camp (A-ABC) is a two-week self-directed intensive intended to introduce you to the basics of assessment for acquisition based teaching. In this course, we will introduce some research about language acquisition, consider how to apply those ideas, and then dig into assessment and standards based grading, focusing on communicative proficiency with an asset-based lens.
A-ABC will have four components:
- Short, focused pre-recorded videos that address one discreet topic every week day (10 total).
- Two live webinars that offer participants the opportunity to ask questions, reflect, and debrief their learning with experienced coaches.
- A resource handout with suggestions for further reading, workbook activities to deepen learning, and reflection questions to support applying the new information in the classroom context.
- Moderated forums for teachers to interact, share successes, and ask questions.
During the two week course:
Sundays: participants will be able to download the week’s workbook and materials for the week ahead.
Each week day (Monday- Friday) one short video will be shared with participants on the day’s topic.
Wednesdays: Live webinars
Forums will be available for one week after all videos are released.
Week 1: Standards, Gradebooks, and Second Language Acquisition: what do we know and how can we use that information?
Week 2: A new way of teaching requires a new way of assessing, grading, and unit planning.
View full Course Syllabus here
Materials available: Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021
First video released: Sept. 20, 2021
Forums close: Oct. 8, 2021
Course access closes: Mar. 31, 2022
Graduate credit (one credit hour) can be earned by completing additional reading and classwork outside of sessions.