UPGRADE OFFER: Introducing assessment for learning NE711 / A20

Duration
3 Weeks
Learning Method
Online Delivered CPD

Summary

Online course. Improve your responsiveness as a teacher and support all students learning and understanding in STEM subjects with assessment for learning approaches. In this fully supported, online CPD course you will develop your teaching skills to elicit student understanding through classroom assessment and consider how to take formative action to improve learning.

In this introductory course you will explore intentional dialogue and learn how to create hinge-point questions for STEM subjects, drawing upon leading experts and ideas shared by other teachers. You will engage with research informed classroom approaches that have been shown to improve student understanding and performance.

Introducing Assesstment for learning

“Contributing and reading others' contributions has allowed for time to reflect on current practice and where I need to make further adjustments to improve the teaching and learning environment for my students." - Participant feedback

Join this course

Book onto our Introducing assessment for learning online course through the STEM Learning website and you can purchase an upgrade for only £15 +VAT. You will get unlimited access to the course and recognition with a STEM certificate on successful completion.

Usual upgrade price is £52 on FutureLearn.

Join on FutureLearn for free to get time-limited access without a certificate.

Who is it for?

This course is for teachers, curriculum leaders, teaching assistants, newly qualified teachers, trainee teachers and others involved in teaching science, engineering, technology, computing or mathematics. It’s suitable for educators working at primary, secondary or further education (ages 5-19 years).

Departments and schools can use this course to structure their own CPD, with support from local CPD providers.

What topics are covered?

This three week course covers:

  • key principles of assessment for learning
  • intentional dialogue as a form of evidence of students’ understanding
  • hinge-point questions to respond to students’ learning

This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time.

This course started on 14 September 2020, however you can still join to access this course on your own or with colleagues, drawing upon the comments made by other participants and our course mentors.

Outcomes

 

You will be able to:

  • identify the main principles of assessment for learning
  • reflect on the role of intentional dialogue in supporting teaching in a formative way
  • explain the key characteristics of a hinge-point question
  • evaluate a range of practical ideas that can be used to elicit evidence from students
  • collaborate with peers, educators and mentors to try out activities and share thinking in order to help shift practice

 

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Introducing assessment for learning19 October 202000:00-00:00Online course

Notes

This course is hosted on the FutureLearn social learning platform. The email address you give when you apply will be used to send you joining instructions and information about your course. Please make sure you can be contacted directly with this email address. You will be asked to create a FutureLearn account with the same email address you register, if you do not already have one.

In addition to STEM Learning Terms and Conditions, by booking on this course you are consenting to your details being shared with FutureLearn under their Terms and Conditions for Invited Learners. By booking onto this course, you agree that your information will be held by FutureLearn and National STEM Learning Centre as data controllers in common, and your progress on this course will be monitored by STEM Learning.

If you have booked in advance of the course being available, you will receive access to the course on FutureLearn no later than the course start date.

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Cost

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£15.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£15.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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