Irresistible Assessment – practical strategies to boost pupil progress and engagement
DateThu, 5th May, 2016
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationLionwood Junior School, Norwich
Assessment is at the heart of the latest Ofsted framework and research proves that formative assessment (assessment for learning or AfL) raises attainment. However, experts now suggest that Formative Assessment is underdeveloped in most schools.
This one day course from the author of the popular book, ‘The Perfect Assessment for Learning’ will refresh your thinking on AfL and provide a host of highly practical but low preparation activities to boost pupil engagement and progress. Learn how to make assessment irresistible, in classroom sand across the whole school!
There will also be ample time for delegates to work collaboratively in order to explore best practice examples and to design effective learning sequences to take away and try in school. For classroom teachers there will be practical approaches to enhance classroom practice whilst middle and senior leaders will gain from the school wide and systemic focus on what words best.
Session 1: Irresistible Assessment
• Laying the foundations: what do we mean by effective assessment?
• Implications of assessing without national curriculum levels
• Principles and philosophies: avoiding the AfL ‘buffet’
Session 2: The “Big 5” principles under-pinning AfL
• Tantalising ways to activate learning intentions
• Dynamic success criteria: WAGOLL vs WASOLL
• Effective classroom discussions
• Activating learners as owners of their own learning
Session 3: Most effective feedback
• How to work smarter not harder when giving effective feedback
• Dialogic feedback through “secret code” marking
• The power of peer and gallery critique
• Plenary and questions
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:Irresistible Assessment – practical strategies to boost pupil progress and engagement
Date:Thu, 5th May, 2016
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Lionwood Junior School, Norwich
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Claire Gadsby describes herself as an innovator, educator and motivator. She is a teaching and learning consultant and trainer with more than 15 years of classroom experience and works with more than 100 schools a year to raise achievement. Much of her work involves working alongside teachers in classrooms where she recommends and demonstrates innovative teaching and learning strategies across the curriculum. . Claire is one of the country’s leading experts on how to assess without national curriculum levels.
Her specialist expertise also includes: practical strategies for demonstrating pupil progress; Assessment for Learning; active revision; work with gifted and talented pupils and promoting independent learning. Claire has produced materials for both the Secondary National Strategy and Oxford University Press and her latest book, “The Perfect Assessment for Learning” is now available.