Assessment is an integral part of instruction when it is used to find the stories of our readers and writers. This course will focus on using formative assessment throughout your instructional model. We will explore a step-by-step process that links formative assessment and instructional planning to create purposeful, responsive small group learning experiences for students. During each session, we will examine systems and structures that center students - from helping them develop their identity, to helping them understand their role in assessment, and supporting students in setting, monitoring, and celebrating their learning goals.
  • Understand how to triangulate multiple assessments to provide an in-depth picture of a reader and writer.
  • Explore how to use systems and structures to collect, analyze and use authentic,formative assessments throughout your day.
  • Learn a lesson design that incorporates opportunities for collecting formative assessment.
  • Learn how to use small groups to support student practice, application, and transfer of skills and strategies.
  • Think about the role of the student in assessment and learn methods to include students in the process.
Session 1:
This session will focus on assessment literacy and how to triangulate data using formative information. We will create and use displays to find patterns and trends to help us create instructional goals.
Session 2:
This session will focus on collecting formative assessment data as we teach. We will learn systems to record, display, house and use formative and observational notes.
Session 3:
This session will focus on a step-by-step process and lesson design that links formative assessment and instructional planning to ensure cohesion between whole class, small group, and independent lessons.
Session 4:
This session will focus on the student’s role in assessment. We will explore how to teach students to collect and analyze their own data and provide us with feedback about their learning process so we can adjust our instructional strategies.
Clare Landrigan is a staff developer who is still a teacher at heart. After years serving as an educator and administrator in elementary public schools, she is now a literacy consultant, spending her days partnering with school systems to implement best practices in the field of literacy. She believes that effective professional development includes side-by-side teaching, analysis of student work, mutual trust, respect, and a good dose of laughter. Clare is the coauthor of, It’s All About the Books: How to Create Bookrooms and Classroom Libraries That Inspire Readers and Assessment in Perspective. She is on the board of The Book Love Foundation and leads the Book Love Summer Book Club. She blogs about books and the art of teaching on her website www.clarelandrigan.com and is co-authoring a book, The Possibilities of Poetry, with Aeriale Johnson to be published by Stenhouse in 2024.

30th January, 6th, 13th, 20th February 2024

Each Session is for 2 hours
New York 5:00 am | London 10:00 am | Zurich 11:00 am | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours.
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