Register for November 14 session! The session features Dr. Wen Yu demonstrating creative ways in which clickers can be effective assessment tools for more than just large group quizzing. Dr. Tim Mead will show ways to assess and reduce student dispositions that do not align with the UST mission.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
How often have you been disappointed when students don’t perform well on an exam? We can diagnose learning gaps on a more regular basis using techniques that can be fun and simply formative – and have been shown to improve student learning. The "Rethinking Assessment" series highlights some of the creative assessment strategies that St. Thomas faculty members have been developing in recent years.
The Rethinking Assessment series kicks off on Thursday, September 20 with a lunchtime presentation by Dr. Doug Orzolek (Music) on "The Roles of Assessment: Assessment OF Learning, Assessment FOR Learning, Assessment AS Learning." In October, Dr. Diane Pike (professor of sociology, Augsburg) will highlight classroom assessment techniques from the popular book Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers. The series concludes in November with presentations by Dr. Wen Yu (Accounting) on using clickers for formative assessment and Dr. Tim Mead (Health and Human Performance) on the use of rubrics in assessment.
|September 20||11:45 - 1:00*||ASC 366||The Roles of Assessment: Assessment OF Learning, Assessment FOR Learning, Assessment AS Learning -- Dr. Doug Orzolek|
|October 18||3:30-5:00||ASC 341||
We Are What We Know: Scholarly Teaching and Classroom Assessment -- Dr. Diane Pike
Most of us would like our physicians to ask,” So how are you feeling?” in addition to any lab tests or poking. Such a question is not simply good “bedside manner”—it is an important dimension of patient care. Consider the parallels with student learning and assessment. In this workshop, participants will experience classroom assessment techniques (CATs) and our time will focus on understanding key ideas and practices that can be applied immediately.
|November 14||3:30-5:00||ASC 341||
In this session Dr. Wen Yu will demonstrate creative ways in which clickers can be effective assessment tools for more than just large group quizzing.
Do you have students who often come to class late, seem to be disengaged, or are more interested in their smartphones than what you have to say? Dr. Tim Mead will show participants ways to assess and reduce student dispositions that do not align with the UST mission.
*The September 20 session includes a buffet lunch starting at 11:45 with the presentation scheduled to start at 12:15. Registration is required.
Refreshments will be provided at the October and November sessions.