Planning for learning: formative assessment in science and mathematics NE710 / C20

Start date
14 Jun 21
Duration
5 Weeks

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Summary

Online, self-paced course. Guided by experts in assessment for learning, 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.

You’ll look at how to plan your teaching 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.

Who is it for?

This course is for teachers, curriculum leaders, newly qualified teachers, trainee teachers and others involved in teaching science, engineering, technology, computing or mathematics. It’s suitable for educators working in primary, secondary or further education (ages 5-19 years). 
To get the most out of this course, participants will need to be currently teaching a class of students. This course draws upon the key concepts from our Introducing assessment for learning course. However, this course can be taken as a standalone course and all learning will be supported within the content of the course.

What topics are covered?

This five week course covers:
  • 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

How will you learn?

This online, self-paced course can be completed flexibly. Participants can join and start this course at any time after the advertised date. Find out how our online CPD works.

How long is this course?

This course takes around three hours per week to complete and you do not need to be online at any specific time. You can take the course at your own pace.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, 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 mathematics14 June 202100:00-00:00

Notes

Group enrolments: If you are a school, college or MAT and wish to arrange payment by invoice for 25 or more participants, please contact onlinecpd@stem.org.uk quoting the course code, title and start date.

FutureLearn terms and conditions: This course is hosted on the FutureLearn social learning platform and you will need to create an account if you do not already have one. 

In addition to STEM Learning Terms and Conditions, by booking on this course you are consenting to FutureLearn’s 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 that by joining the course on FutureLearn your progress will be monitored by STEM Learning.

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

 

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Cost

State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£20.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£40.00 +VAT

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Additional information

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