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The Assessment for Makers Online Class

Confidently create and deliver authentic assessment for learning experiences in your classroom.


Assessment Training for Maker-Centered Classrooms

How many times have you felt like testing has overtaken your classroom?  It doesn’t need to be this way!  Assessments can be a natural part of the learning cycle without killing creativity.


This assessment training will give you a complete toolkit for looking at student growth in maker-centered arts integration and STEAM classrooms.  No more frustration with how to assess an integrated lesson!


Here’s how you can use this authentic assessment approach right away:

Learn What and How to Assess

Explore the types of assessment and learn which ones to use for your lessons and projects.

Use the Assessment Toolkit

Discover examples for a variety of assessment models, including portfolios, performance-based assessments, rubrics, formative assessment and summative measures.

Design Meaningful Assessments

Use the samples and templates provided to create your own assessments that work within your current curriculum.

This course will leave you feeling empowered and confident in creating assessments that make sense for your students.


The Assessment for Makers Online Course trains you to use and build assessments for learning.  This program is built to help you:


  • Discover the purpose of assessment in the maker classroom and the types that are essential.
  • Experiment with authentic assessments to promote student learning
  • Select the right tools for the right tasks.
  • Learn how to REALLY talk about data and take action.


Filled with specific examples, strategies, and valuable time-saving templates — this course will help make assessment a natural part of the learning process.


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Teacher and Student Feedback Forms ($15 value)

These feedback forms offer a quick, easy and effective way to reflect on a project, lesson or outcome.  Both forms are aligned so the feedback is comprehensive and contextual.


Writing Performance Tasks Resource Guide ($15 value)

If you’re being asked to create performance tasks for your students, this is what you need.  This guide shows you exactly what should be included, how you can word the tasks and how to make the tasks meaningful for maker-based lessons.


Assessment in the Arts Resource Guide ($15 value)

The perfect supplement to the information in this course.  This resource guide breaks down 5 different tools for assessing integrated learning and provides ready-made templates to use for your next assessment.


This course comes with all of the following:

 10 hour PD Certificate

12 Streaming Video Lessons

14 Downloadable Handouts

Slidedeck & Video Downloads

Your Personalized PD Certificate

At the completion of the course, each participant will be provided a certificate of professional development for 10 hours, often suitable for district CEUs and recertification needs.

Please check with your school or district on the transferability of PD hours into CEU credits.

**PA, NY, and TX residents – we are an approved PD provider.**



Assessment for Makers is a self-paced online course.  You have the flexibility to control when you start and finish.  After you enroll, you’ll receive immediate access to everything in the course.  You can work on each lesson at your own pace from any device.


Please note: This digital teacher training is provided with lifetime access.  There are no time constraints and you can always come back and review everything whenever you’d like.

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Clear and Concise

“I really enjoyed this course. It broke down assessment FOR learning and assessment OF learning in a clear and concise way.  It gave practical information and actual resources, as well as discussing theory and application.  And the resources for project ideas were very helpful!”


High Quality Program

“Thank you for putting together such a high quality program about assessment. It really says something about your program when I can say that I really enjoyed learning about assessments and data analysis.”


Directed, Accurate and Meaningful

“I thoroughly enjoyed the online Assessment For Makers Course and gleaned new knowledge from listening to and participating in each Module. I have already seen students take a more active role in their learning process by using your directed, accurate and meaningful assessment design process. Thank you for this great course!”


Meet Your Instructor

Susan Riley

Susan is the Founder and CEO of EducationCloset. As an arts integration and STEAM specialist, Susan has taught over 2,000 educators how to harness the creative mindset in their classrooms while maintaining integrity to the arts.  She is an internationally-recognized author, speaker, educator and passionate advocate for arts integration and STEAM.  In this new training, Susan shares her 12+ years of experience to provide you with the support you need in the rapidly shifting 21st century classroom.



We invite you to participate in any course for 30 days and access all that we have to offer.  At the end of 30 days, if you don’t feel that the course fits your needs, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

We’ll ask for your completed course work (to make sure you gave it a try) and ask what didn’t work for you (so that we can learn and improve).  If you commit to the work and don’t get the value, then we don’t deserve your money.


or your money back!


It’s time to feel as confident and excited about your assessments as you do about your lessons.





If you have questions or concerns about the course, please contact us at


We want you to feel totally comfortable taking this professional development course. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

Will the PD hours count for my school/district?

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

Can I use a purchase order? What if I have a group?

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please contact us for those rates.

How long can I access the lesson?

This course is self-paced, meaning you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

What if I have questions?

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1088 or Email us here