WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This workshop has been designed for teachers, administrators, and curriculum/ assessment specialists interested in the development and use of authentic tasks and performance-based assessments.
Authentic performance tasks are meant to engage students in meaningful learning involving “real world” situations. Such tasks are ideal vehicles for integrating 21st Century Skills (e.g., critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration, and global citizenship) with academic content. As assessments, performance tasks can reveal students’ understanding and capacity to apply their learning.
In this workshop, we’ll consider the characteristics of authentic tasks and learn a process for designing rich tasks and related evaluative criteria for assessing students. Working in “job-alike” groups, participants will design a performance task and associated scoring rubric(s) using a set of practical and proven design tools and templates. In addition, a variety of excellent web-based resources will be shared.
Participation in this workshop will enable participants to:
• identify the characteristics and key features of authentic performance tasks;
• apply a set of practical and proven tools for designing authentic performance tasks;
• access web-based resources to support the design and use of performance-based tasks for learning and assessment.
The workshop will feature a balance of lecture presentation, design time in role-alike groups, peer sharing/feedback, and review of web-based resources.
|8:00 – 8:30
||Light breakfast (arrival/registration)
|8:30 – 10:30
|10:30 – 11:00
|11:00 – 12:30
|12:30 – 13:15
|13:15 – 14:30
|14:30 – 15:00
|15:00 – 16:00