Intel® Teach Elements: Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms
Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at assessment that meets the needs of 21st century teaching and learning. In this course, teachers see how assessment strategies can benefit their teaching practices and their students’ learning. They learn how to plan, develop, and manage student-centered assessment. They follow three teachers and see how the three teachers are implementing embedded and ongoing assessment methods in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the assessment concepts with action planning exercises.
Module 1: 21st Century Learning
Module 1 introduces the elements of a 21st century classroom and the skills students need to excel in a changing world. The module explores the role that 21st century skills play in learning, and shows assessment approaches that enhance achievement in a 21st century classroom.
Module 2: Assessment Strategies
Module 2 introduces the components of effective assessment strategies for 21st century classrooms. Teachers learn about purposes, methods, and instruments for assessment. The module demonstrates how assessment purposes define assessment practice and how different methods and instruments meet those purposes. Teachers also review the characteristics of effective rubrics and explore rubrics, using the Assessing Projects application.
Module 3: Assessment Methods
Module 3 provides a more in-depth look at how different assessment methods can be integrated throughout the learning cycle to enhance teaching and learning. Teachers look at how assessment methods can be used for various purposes as part of regular classroom activities. Self- and peer assessment, student-teacher conferences, and portfolios are examples of effective assessment methods.
Module 4: Assessment Development
Module 4 demonstrates how to plan and develop assessments. Teachers are taken through the steps of developing an assessment plan, which includes an Assessment Timeline. They also create assessments to meet standards, 21st century skills, and objectives for a unit or project.
Module 5: Assessment In Action
Module 5 provides the opportunity for teachers to create resources to support self- and peer assessment; schedule and integrate assessment into existing classroom activities; and develop materials to help manage, track, and grade assessment. Establishing routines and developing supporting resources can help teachers manage assessment activities and data.