Remembrance Day

For Remembrance Day, it was important for me to have meaningful discussions with my students about why we wear poppies and create poppy-related art. It was also a way to have an arts lesson on visual design and perspective.

We also completed a “Peace is…” writing activity with a vertical surface brainstorm as a formative assessment piece before the write. This was a great way for me to assess their knowledge before the whole class discussion.

Goal 10: “The development of ability to use assessment and evaluation practices in a thoughtful and ethical manner.”

Assessment

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GOAL 10) The development of ability to use assessment and evaluation practices in a thoughtful and ethical manner that makes use of varied practices of assessment that is congruent with learning goals.

In preparation for creating our mini units and lesson plans, in module we completed an exercise examining the two main types of assessment: formative and summative. In groups, we brainstormed different ways to assess student learning and then categorized them as either formative or summative. My group soon found that we could make an argument for all methods of assessment being formative (assessment for learning) with it only becoming summative if “final” was included in the description. This reaffirmed our thoughts that there are constantly opportunities to give feedback on student work that gives them a chance to grow towards their final measure of achievement.