Practical ways of using assessment to demonstrate progress NY209

Explore strategies which will enable you to lead colleagues in embedding Assessment for Learning (AfL) practices in science.


Summary

How can you make assessment purposeful and beneficial to students’ development in science?

Participants will explore strategies which will enable them to lead their colleagues in embedding Assessment for Learning (AfL) practices in science. You will also be able to feel secure in your understanding of how to make judgements on students’ progress.  Sessions will include how to embed AfL strategies, establish a climate for learning and explore the skills required to effectively lead a team with implementing this change.

The course will be led by Andrea Mapplebeck who has worked for many years as a teacher and leader. She has been supporting educators to address their identified needs, through writing and facilitating CPD experiences since 2002. Andrea has worked with schools, and a range of other organisations, to provide CPD experiences for educators from primary through to FE, both in the UK and abroad. Andrea has a doctorate in feedback and learning, and her main specialist fields are: Assessment for Learning, Leadership, Teaching Science especially physics and primary.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Apply current research on AfL to your classroom
  • Use a wide range of AfL teaching strategies to promote students’ learning in Science
  • Develop an action plan for improving your approach to, and evaluation of, your professional practice

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