Over the course of this two-day “boot camp” seminar, Marketing and Business Education Program Director Debbie Stanislawski co-facilitated a cohort of Career and Technical Education (CTE) EBL Educators from Racine and Kenosha. The session focused on assessment and offered educators the opportunity to plan activities that could be immediately implemented in their classrooms and used for further analysis and reflection.
Learners began the seminar by exploring the purpose of assessment, including formative and summative assessment within CTE. The cohort examined new formative assessment techniques called CAT’s (Classroom Assessment Techniques) and discussed how they might integrate these new techniques in their CTE lesson plans. All participants completed a questioning strategy self-assessment that allowed them to consider their own use of wait time, complexity/level of Bloom’s Taxonomy of questions, use of probes after students answer questions to help students think critically. CTE performance assessments and rubrics were also discussed as a way to vary and assess student learning. Seminar participants also examined good criteria for rubrics and peer reviewed a rubric they have used.