Professional Learning Opportunities
Our introductory and advanced courses support continuous improvement cycles that center on formative assessment strategies. Teachers join colleagues in their own school and/or in other schools to understand and practice the foundational skills of formative assessment and deepen them through teacher-led inquiry.
Engaging digital content enables access to learning anywhere, anytime.
Work with teams of colleagues at your school to give and receive feedback on learning.
Practice strategies in your classroom and regularly reflect on your learning.
“I hope more teachers from my district are able to take this course—It was amazing and well worth the time. I strongly believe that I am a better teacher because of this course.” – Arizona Teacher Participant, Formative Assessment Insights
When teachers implement formative assessment as a process, in collaboration with their students, it can have powerful effects on student agency and learning. Formative assessment operates as a feedback loop and involves teachers making adjustments to their instruction based on evidence they collect while student learning is developing and provides students with feedback that helps them advance their learning.
SAIL is a one-year professional learning experience that supports teachers and students to use formative assessment practices. During the course, teachers will experience continuous learning cycles consisting of new content, the application of formative assessment skills in the classroom, community of practice meetings, and self-reflection on progress.
Assessment & Learning
During this blended professional learning experience, teachers gained the knowledge and skills to support students to manage and understand their own learning. Specifically, teachers used video study groups to reflect on students’ use of peer feedback and self-assessment.