[Assessment 1385] On-line courses in assessment

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Marie Cora marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
Thu Sep 4 07:47:08 EDT 2008


Good morning, afternoon, and evening to you all.
The following post is from Jane Greiner at ProLiteracy. Some of you may
be interested in the following opportunities.
Thanks,
Marie Cora
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ProfessionalStudiesAE.org Offers Three New Courses on Student Assessment

For additional course information and registration, please go to
ProfessionalStudiesAE.org
What Every Teacher Should Know About Assessment
(September 15 - 29; Webinars at 2 p.m. EST, Sept. 15 & 29)
Your guide to basic concepts in student assessment - learn how to use
standardized assessments effectively and develop better in-class
assessments.
Documentation: Certificate of Completion will document 6 hours as
completion time.
Facilitator: Carey Reid, World Education, Inc.
Course fee: $89 per participant
The following two courses help you apply what you learn in "What Every
Teacher Should Know About Assessment" to your classroom.
Understanding and Using Published Assessments with Adult Learners
(October 6 - 27; Webinars at 2 p.m. EST, Oct. 7 & 27)
Published tests - standardized and non-standardized - are fixtures in
adult basic education, but we rarely give much thought about their
design, their intent, or their strengths and limitations. In this
course, you will explore the main types of published reading assessments
in use in ABE, the advantages and disadvantages of reading tests, and
how the NRS uses the results of standardized testing.
Prerequisite: What Every Teacher Should Know About Assessment or
equivalent experience
Documentation: Certificate of Completion will document 12 hours as
completion time.
Facilitator: Carey Reid, World Education, Inc.
Course fee: $179 per participant
Assessments Developed by Teachers and Students
(Nov. 10 - Dec. 12; Webinars at 2 p.m. EST, Nov. 10 & Dec. 8)
Expand your assessment toolkit! Learn about tools to check day-to-day
student progress, dynamic forms of assessment, and how to involve your
students in assessment design. You'll learn how assessments can guide
and inform instruction by focusing on learning objectives, assessment
design, and lesson activities. And you'll be able to use rubrics and
other tools to share assessment criteria and expectations with students.

Prerequisite: What Every Teacher Should Know About Assessment or
equivalent experience
Documentation: Certificate of Completion will document 12 hours as
completion time.
Facilitator: Carey Reid, World Education, Inc.
Course fee: $179 per participant

These courses combine top-quality content on student assessment in adult
education and literacy with an easy-to-use online format. In these
courses you'll explore assessment concepts and strategies in-depth
through online activities, readings, and discussion boards, all with an
expert facilitator and adult education colleagues across the country.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Register online at <http://www.ProfessionalStudiesAE.org>
www.ProfessionalStudiesAE.org.
Group registrations, please call (315) 422-9121 ext. 367.
Questions? Call 315-422-9121 ext. 283, or e-mail prodev at proliteracy.org

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT
ProLiteracy members receive a 15% discount on all professional
development courses! For more information, visit
www.proliteracy.org/proliteracy_america/membership

GROUP DISCOUNT
Group discounts are available for organizations registering 5 or more
course participants. Please call 315-422-9121, ext. 283, or e-mail
prodev at proliteracy.org for more information


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