Event type: Training Event
Dates: 24 September - 12 November 2012
Suitable for teachers of:
This tutor-led course is for experienced secondary school teachers who have been teaching for more than one year. It will focus on Assessment for Learning in the classroom and will give you an opportunity to discuss and share ideas with other teachers.
The course is lead by an experienced Cambridge Trainer who will feedback on your assignments and provide ongoing support during the course.
This online course will use Moodle as the Learning Management System. The course will be available 24 hours a day and, as such, participation can take place at times to suit your local situation.
What teachers have said
“The course challenged me with regards to lesson planning and assessment objectives. I believe it will have a major impact on my goals for student assessments and, eventually, the lesson planning and objectives for examinations of the whole school.”
Who is it for?
This course is a Stage 2 intermediate course. It is aimed at experienced teachers who are already familiar with the Assessment for Learning syllabus and looking to develop new skills for teaching and delivering the material.
The aim of the course is partly to inform you about Assessment for Learning (which research has shown to be the single most powerful way of improving standards in classrooms) but its most important aim is to help you to find the time to reflect on teaching and learning in your own classroom, and to help you help your learners to improve.
Structure of the course:
The course consists of an Introductory week followed by three units, each lasting two weeks:
• Introduction to the Virtual Learning Environment and the course.
• Unit 1: Why do we do assessments in the classroom?
o Learning objectives and assessment focus
• Unit 2: Creating assessment tasks:
o Marking and feedback
• Unit 3: Using questions and discussion to promote learning
o Gathering and evaluating evidence for learning in the classroom
The course will last for seven weeks. The first week of the course will be an introduction to the course and the course website before moving onto the core material.
The level of participation is expected to be around 21-28 hours (minimum three hours per week for each of the 7 weeks)
You will be expected to complete 3 assignments by undertaking activities in the classroom. The course discussion forum is an important component of this course. Teachers taking part in the course are expected to contribute to the discussions.
Delegates successfully completing the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. To successfully complete the course, participants must actively take part in the course discussions and complete the three assignments by the deadlines.
The following minimum computer specification is recommended:
• A computer with internet access
• An up-to-date internet browser with cookies enabled (the courses will not work without cookies enabled)
• Preferably Java installed on the computer
• Adobe Reader
Note to Mac users - Safari is not compatible with Moodle. You must download and use Firefox.
Limited technical support is available through firstname.lastname@example.org
Course registration and fees:
The fee is £150 per delegate. Registrations received before 20 August 2012 will be eligible for the discounted rate of £135. The closing date for bookings is 14 September 2012.