Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Search
MENU
Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.
Go.
  Site Map. Glossary.
Session 7.
Engage.
Explore.
Explain.
Apply.
Evaluate.
Resources.
Printouts.
Assignments.

Assessing Students' Learning

Engage.

1

Getting Started

Watch the video introduction to familiarize yourself with the session, instructor, and participants.

Mary McFarland.

<<

View Video Segment: Introduction and Gallery Walk

Go to this segment in the video by matching the image (to the left) on your TV screen. You'll find this segment at the beginning of the video. Watch for about 10 minutes.

In this segment, workshop participants review classroom strategies they use to assess students' learning.

2

What Do You Know?

A concept chart can help you identify the assessment methods you currently use in the classroom. To begin, think of the last time you taught one of the following social studies units:

  • Community
  • Geography
  • U.S. History
  • Culture

Next, choose a unit of your own or from the list above. Recall the lessons and assignments you used to teach the unit, and think about the assessment methods you used to measure student learning.

Use the Concept Chart (PDF) to begin listing assessment strategies you already use.

Here is an example:

Example concept chart.

3

Reflect on Your Work

When you have completed your chart, review the strategies you use and consider the following questions:

  • Why have some assessment methods been more successful than others?
  • What strategies from the video would you add to your list?
  • In general, what are your goals for assessment?

Session 7: Engage | Explore | Explain | Apply | Evaluate | Resources
Social Studies Workshop Home | © | About This Workshop | Site Map | Glossary

LearnerLog

© Annenberg Foundation 2017. All rights reserved. Legal Policy