After-school whole staff workshop (2 or 3 hours)

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Do you need an assessment strategy that is quick and easy to implement ‘on the fly’ in the K-6 mathematics classroom? Observational assessment checklists are easy to use and provide meaningful insights into student learning. Empower your teachers with the skills they need to create observational assessment checklists aligned to their teaching programs.

Course Description

In this workshop, Anita will firstly guide your teachers through the process of developing an observational assessment checklist by applying their knowledge of the developmental sequence of a substrand. As a whole school, teachers will focus on one Number substrand for which each grade/stage team will write their own observational assessment checklist for a 6-month reporting period. By combining these checklists, your school will have a whole-school approach to assessment of that substrand. Secondly, each team will select another substrand and create a second checklist for their grade/stage using the same approach.

Anita will then show teachers how they can record their observations on a daily basis using her strategic system involving just a few pen strokes on a single piece of paper for the substrand for the calendar year. Yes, it can be that easy!

If you choose the 3-hour course, teachers will consolidate their learning by creating additional observational assessment checklists for other substrands.

Course Delivery Model

2-hour or 3-hour after-school tailored workshop at your school for your whole staff.

Audience

All educators from one school:

  • learning support educators
  • early career teachers
  • experienced teachers
  • maths and school leaders.

NESA PD Hours: 2
Cost: $2000 + travel expenses
Course Code: SOAC2010

NESA PD Hours: 3
Cost: $3000 + travel expenses
Course Code: SOAC3010

Completing Creating and Using Observational Assessment Checklists for Maths (2 hours) will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Completing Creating and Using Observational Assessment Checklists for Maths (3 hours) will contribute 3 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 6.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.