UPGRADE OFFER: Planning for learning: formative assessment in science and mathematics NE710 / A20

Start date
19 Oct 20
Duration
5 Weeks

This course still has availability, book now

Summary

Online course. Guided by experts in assessment for learning, on this course you’ll plan to identify your learners’ thinking, clarify learning goals, and fine tune your teaching, so you are better able to progress your students’ understanding, both in and between lessons.

Plan based on learners’ starting points, use success criteria, and develop your classroom questioning to adjust your teaching approach and respond to student learning. You’ll also look at medium-term planning and the benefits of working with colleagues as you change your practice.

Planning for learning

“The practical ideas and discussions really helped me reflect upon my teaching practice and has changed my approach to planning and teaching of lessons." - Participant feedback

Join this course

Book onto our Planning for learning: formative assessment online course through the STEM Learning website and you can purchase an upgrade for only £30 +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 course is structured into five weeks:

  • planning to gather evidence about your students’ learning
  • planning to address misconceptions
  • collecting evidence to inform your teaching
  • planning to respond to student understanding during lessons
  • medium-term planning to respond to student understanding across lessons

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 5 October 2020, but is still available to join now. You can participate on your own or with colleagues, drawing upon contributions made by other participants and our course mentors.

Outcomes

 

You will be able to:

  • explain how evidence-based practices suggest teachers should use formative assessment in a purposeful way
  • identify students' starting points and how to plan to move them forward successfully
  • demonstrate how to make evidence informed judgements about your students
  • apply a range of approaches to respond and adapt teaching during and in between lessons
  • develop your planning for flexibility and evidence collecting opportunities (including addressing difficult areas and misconceptions)
  • evaluate when and how students will consolidate or move forward their understanding across a sequence of lessons

 

Sessions

DateTime
Planning for learning: formative assessment in science and mathematics19 October 202000:00-00:00

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£30.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£30.00 +VAT

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

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