How can you ensure that your students’ work is real and relevant for them? What does an authentic assessment look like? How can you move your students' assessment from drill, practice and rehearsals to genuine real-world demonstrations of learning? Join us on this one-day upgrading project workshop!

Dr. Jacobs will guide us through examining the four conditions for authenticity. You will have the opportunity to convert an existing assessment into a dynamic and engaging project. She will provide strategies to partner with your students as agents in the design of these real-world applications. Based on her global experience, extensive writing and fascination with ways to modernize learning environments, the session promises to be timely and stimulating.

Student engagement skyrockets when learning opportunities are connected with issues that directly affect student’s lives. We will consider the recent surge in interest in schools with phenomena-based learning and strategies to design learning experiences collaboratively with learners to dig into emergent topics, problems and themes. We will underscore the notion that quest-based learning is a critical life skill at every age from primary through graduation. Dr. Jacobs will share specific steps to support the development of independent self-navigating students.

Bring in an existing course or curriculum project and we will work on upgrading it for engagement. If you choose, you can imagine a new concept to realize in your classroom.
  • Examine the four conditions for authenticity in curriculum and assessment design.
  • Exploring a step by step model for upgrading a current course or designing a new one to ensure authenticity.
  • Define phenomena-based learning and employ this real-world approach to your classroom.
  • Locate sources for emergent learning on a personal, local, global level
  • Develop and plan for collaborating with your learners on assessment design learning with students
  • Create and upgrade a specific assessment project.
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is internationally recognized for her seminal work in contemporary curriculum design, vertical mapping and modernizing responsive school environments. She prizes her work directly with schools in all settings of every kind, whether public, private, secular, sectarian, on-site, or virtual. Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping world are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs has engaged in projects with a wide array of both national and international organizations and companies such as ASCD, NAESP, Learning Forward, the European Council of International Schools, the Near East School Association, the College Board, ADK International Sino-Canadian Schools in China, New Zealand’s Learning Network, the Kennedy Center, the Peace Corps World Wise Schools, Carnegie Hall, Australia ISV, the United Nations Council on Teaching about the UN, the Near East School Association, the International Baccalaureate, the NY State Higher Education Commission, the CCSSO workgroup on Global Competencies, AASA, Newsela, Amazon Studios, and the Waterford Institute. The author of thirteen books including the best-selling Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments (ASCD) with co-author, Marie Alcock. Dr. Jacobs is laser-focused on how professionals, learners, and families can make choices to best prepare students for the future and is currently in collaboration with Allison Zmuda on developing tools, approaches, and a book on how to move forward post-pandemic with fresh approaches and building on lessons learned.

15th April 2023

This session is for 3 Hours
New York 6:00 am | London 11:00 am | Zurich 12:00 pm | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm
Melbourne 8:00 pm

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USD 250 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 4 Professional Development Hours
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