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This course will help you develop a practical understanding of argumentation, formative assessment, and how to use these processes in your classroom. Below is a video that can tell you more about the course. There are also detailed course outlines as well as a textual summary below if you would like more information.
Formative assessment is an instructional practice to gauge where your students are in their learning by gathering evidence of their learning, assessing the evidence, and planning the next steps in instruction. The Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics, the Next Generation Science Standards, and new English Language Proficiency Standards all include a focus on argumentation, requiring that students construct claims supported by evidence and/or reasoning. In this course, we will explore how formative assessment practices can be targeted in improve student argumentation skills, an essential, cross-disciplinary practice.
Participants in this course will use a range of practical tools for gathering and analyzing language samples that show how students currently construct claims supported by evidence and/or reasoning, as well as identifying next steps in students' development. These tools support formative assessment and instructional planning. Focal topics include: articulating claims; linking evidence and/or reasoning to claims; and evaluating evidence and/or reasoning. We will also explore similarities and differences in argumentation across content areas and grade levels. This course will enable teachers to collaborate with other educators and build professional relationships that result in an online community focused on improving students' abilities to engage in argumentation across content areas.
Goals & Purpose
Session 1 – Introduction to Argumentation and the Formative Assessment Process
Session 2 – Setting the Stage for Argumentation and Formative Assessment in our Classrooms
Session 3 – Supporting Students to Provide Strong Support for Claims
Session 4 – Supporting Students in Learning the Language of Argumentation
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Looking to test your mettle? Participate in all of the course's activities (we use the honor code around here) and if your work meets the 85% requirements, you'll receive a personalized certificate to showcase your achievement. You can also apply for course credit (if desired).
|Course Release:||May 16, 2016|
|Estimated Effort:||12 hours online 18 hours offline|