Teachers will learn: • Strategies for introducing students to conceptual learning • Instructional strategies to help students uncover and transfer concepts • How to write concept-based lessons • How to assess for conceptual understanding • How to differentiate in a concept-based classroom • How CBCI aligns with other current best practices and initiatives (like PBL, CCSS, etc.)
How Do We Design Assessments for Conceptual Understanding?
[Page 95]Please select the best answer to the following question:
Why do we assess students?
- To categorize students based on performance
- To evaluate students’ understanding of a topic or skills
- To understand where students are and how we can help them grow
- To facilitate students’ understanding of their own growth
The right answer is … well, it’s not that simple. First, our own bias: In our ideal world the answer to this question would always be C and D. We dream of a teaching and learning setting where students are internally motivated to learn, move at a pace that is appropriately challenging, and receive something more like scout badges for demonstration of mastery of ...