DAY 3 - KYAE Skills U Lesson Bank Three-Day Discussion!
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Day 3 Objective: Continue to dialogue over guest and participant comments in Days 1, 2, and 3. Optional: Review sample rubric criteria for activities. Optional: Develop sample rubric categories and criteria for sample or proposed activities. Concluding comments.
In the past two days, we have explored the rich resources available to you in the KY Skills U Lesson Bank. We selected lessons that promised to be useful among adult learners and suggested an alternate measurable, performance activity to complement the formative assessment of learning in the lesson plan. Optionally, we matched that activity to one or more CCR Standards. Thank you everyone!
A. Invitation for Day 3 Participation
Dear participants, beyond quizzes and tests, which test knowledge and information retention, Lesson-Bank templates state, “Assessing Mastery of the Objectives: By the end of this lesson, the students will be able to _________________________________ (Learning Target) as evidenced (Performance of Understanding).” Rubrics provide a very reliable, student-centered criteria for assessing performance.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY- This is by invitation only, not a requirement for participation!
- Take an activity that you or others shared and which you want to assess.
- Create and share one aspect of that activity that you want to evaluate, and state the criteria for at least three levels of performance, stated in student, not instructor, terms. (You are not asked to develop a whole rubric; instead, just create statements for how you would evaluate the student’s performance at four levels. Some students are happy with 70% or 80% if they know what that looks like in their work. Others always insist on an “A” and want to know what that looks like, too!) If you want to get into rubric development, there are many sites that provide templates and examples, such as http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php.
- Comment on criteria that others are posting if you wish.
Example from Week 2 Activity: Given a list of ingredients, describe the steps for making a tasty, nutritious sandwich. (From the sample activity posted in Day 2)
Rubric criteria: Sentence order and transitions (One aspect of the activity)
- Excellent: All of your sentences were in order. You used four transitions correctly.
- OK: Most of your sentences were in order. You only used three transitions correctly.
- Needs Work: Few of your sentences were in order or you used only two transitions correctly.
- Redo: Your sentences did not relate to a process or you used only one or no transition.
Now it’s your turn! Let’s talk rubrics! Also, continue to ask questions of our guests!
B. Questions to Guests
- Do you use rubrics in your lesson plans? If not, what other assessment measures do you include to assess student performance? How do you ensure that students leave your classroom understanding not only what they learned, but more importantly how they learned so that they can apply similar strategies and approaches in the future?
- What parting comments would you like to leave with participants in this forum?
Let the dialogue continue and thrive. Readers here, don't hesitate. Join this dialogue by sharing your views! Leecy