Courses start on:
3 March 2024
14 April 2024
9 June 2024
21 July 2024
11 August 2024
Funchal, Portugal (Madeira)
1 September 2024
13 October 2024
10 November 2024
26 January 2025
2 March 2025
13 April 2025
25 May 2025
6 July 2025
3 August 2025
Funchal, Portugal (Madeira)
31 August 2025
26 October 2025
23 November 2025
Additional dates and tailor made courses are possible on request
E-LEARNING ASSESSMENT/BENCHMARKING - COURSE DESCRIPTION
Assessment and evaluation are crucial parts of the constructive alignment process. This course has been created to provide teachers with greater knowledge about assessment approaches, assessment strategies and classroom evaluation techniques. The main focus of the training will be how to use assessment of and more importantly, for learning. In addition to examination of a range of assessment methodologies used by participants for both formative and summative work currently we will explore forms of assessment for learning, and assessment methods for the more creative and diverse forms of learning outcomes. In addition there will be an opportunity to examine some of the more flexible technological applications for assessment. The training will be active and participants will prepare an assessment strategy for their home group or subject.
Feedback on content can help educators/teachers understand if the material covered was relevant, up-to-date, and aligned with the learning objectives. They can also evaluate whether the content was challenging enough or too easy for the students. Also, feedback on teaching methods can help educators/teachers understand how effective their teaching strategies were, whether the students found them engaging, and whether they were able to keep the students' attention throughout the course. Feedback on communication can help educators/teachers evaluate their ability to clearly and effectively communicate course material, instructions, feedback, and expectations. It can also help them identify areas for improvement in their communication style. Student satisfaction regarding assessment and feedback can help educators/teachers understand if the assessments were fair and relevant, and whether the feedback they provided was helpful and actionable for the students. Feedback on classroom management can help educators/teachers understand if they were able to create a positive learning environment and effectively manage student behavior and interactions. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.
Participants will be active protagonists during the course. Objectives will be carried out through several activities (short lessons, group works and discussions…) which will allow participants both to learn and to bring their experiences in this event; our principle of teaching is based on “learning by doing approach” and on “mutual teaching”. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire technical and practical knowledge through a methodology based on team work, discussions and elaboration using also a method of practical exercises and simulations. Participants will be introduced to some key online tools that could be used as resources for assessment (for or for their personal professional development.).
Learning new and diverse assessment methods and criteria
Learning how to create an inclusive and creative learning environment
Learning how to provide meaningful and real world assessment opportunities
Learning how to create such assessment opportunities in subjects
Learning how to identify the qualitative and quantitative measures for assessing
Evaluation of the quality of the e-learning contents of different courses
Creating different types of learning activities and use them according to the desired learning outcomes.
Learning how to use online tools for assessment in education
Providing feedback for students’ work and grade assignments.
Providing feedback for teachers’ and e-learning mentors’ work and grade assignments.
Sharing experiences of validation in education from different countries in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.
Strengthening the European collaboration among people practicing validation in different contexts but unified by similar pedagogical approaches.
Improving English fluency (official language of the course).
Enhancing intercultural cognition.
Providing insights into different education systems.
After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture which will be presented during the course. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.
After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.
Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and the Europass Mobility Document.
We also provide all the support with paperwork you might need for your Erasmus+ project documentation such as mobility agreement and regsitration letter.
7 day programme (35 hours) 560 €
INTRODUCTIONS/WHY ARE WE HERE/ICE BREAKERS
Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm ups and ice breakers
The purposes of the assessment
What does ‘assessment’ mean?
What do we assess and how do we assess it?
Formative and summative assessment (participants experience)
Which teaching methods are most useful to train key competences?
Feedback on teaching methods can help educators/teachers understand how effective their teaching strategies were, whether the students found them engaging, and whether they were able to keep the students' attention throughout the course.
How will we achieve this – WORKSHOP 1
The forms of assessment
Types of evaluation
Assessment for learning.
What we really want to evaluate?
COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY/ WHY AND HOW?
Feedback on communication can help educators/teachers evaluate their ability to clearly and effectively communicate course material, instructions, feedback, and expectations. It can also help them identify areas for improvement in their communication style.
For courses delivered online or incorporate technology, feedback on the technology and resources can help educators/teachers identify any issues or challenges that students may have faced and evaluate the effectiveness of the tools and resources used.
Examples of Project Assessment Tools: surveys, observations, case studies
How will we achieve this: WORKSHOP 2
Online tools for assessment:
Mentimeter - For fun quizzes and formative assessments.
Socrative - For detailed reports and insights.
ASSISTments - For math assessments.
Moodle - For complex assignments and assessments.
Flip - For video assessments.
Edulastic - For fans of data.
Formative - For a comprehensive teaching tool.
Quizlet - For assessment prep.
Etc. (can be more and different tools)
Making assessment creative
Cooperative learning task
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK
Student satisfaction regarding assessment and feedback can help educators/teachers understand if the assessments were fair and relevant, and whether the feedback they provided was helpful and actionable for the students.
How will we achieve this: WORKSHOP 3
Practical work using by tools for assessment (from day before)
Feedback on classroom management can help educators/teachers understand if they were able to create a positive learning environment and effectively manage student behavior and interactions.
Alternative assessments and types
How will we achieve this: WORKSHOP 4
Creation of valuable materials that the participants will be able to use upon their return.
Moodle in Classroom
EXPERIENCES AROUND THE WORLD
eTwinning in assessing (TwinSpace and how to use ESAP)
Group work in eTwinning group (How we can do it online?)
Sharing is caring: Videoconferences with teachers from Taiwan, USA (New York) and UK
Q and A
DISCUSSION AND EVALUATION
Presentation of outcomes