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Wednesday, February 3 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Mapping the Journey: Using formative assessment to create a community of learning..

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In the minds of many students and teachers, assessment still means “test.” Electronic assessment tools can go beyond that definition to allow information and data to flow to the teacher, the student and ultimately to the entire class.  If our ultimate goal is to have students become responsible for driving their own learning, then we should share as much formative data as possible so that they can make enlightened choices about their learning. In the process, we can change our view of formative assessment from a momentary classroom event into an information rich environment.  

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Shawn McCusker

Instructor & Social Studies Department Head, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 20 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities such as the #sschat, #1to1techat and #engsschat on Twitter. Shawn continues to develop innovative implementation strategies as a teacher and Social Studies department chair at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. He is also an... Read More →

Wednesday February 3, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am