The Checking for Understanding Online Class

Confidently use checks for understanding to create and deliver authentic assessment experiences in your classroom.

The Checking for Understanding Online Class

Confidently use checks for understanding to create and deliver authentic assessment experiences in your classroom.

About this Course

DOWNLOAD SYLLABUS

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

This assessment course will give you a complete toolkit for looking at student growth through the process of checking for understanding.

Inside this online course, you’ll explore the types of assessment and learn which ones to use for your lessons and projects. You’ll also discover examples for a variety of assessment models, including diagnostic, formative and summative measures. You’ll be provided with hundreds of ways to check for understanding, as well as a body of research to support this assessment method in your classroom.

And, you can use the samples and templates provided to create your own assessments that work within your current curriculum. You can start or complete this course at any time – lifetime access is included.

Connections to Practice

This course provides the following classroom connections:

    • Identify the difference between assessment and evaluation
    • Distinguish between the three types of assessments and when to use them
    • Determine how to assess two contents and the role of rubrics
    • Determine what makes an authentic assessment
    • Identify the five steps to creating an authentic assessment
    • Build an assessment profile with alternative assessments
    • Identify specific assessment tools that maximize your time
    • Determine the process of assessment alignment to standards
    • Determine how to capitalize on integrating your assessment process for growth
    • Identify the seven essential data analysis questions
    • Calculate how to use data analysis to adjust lessons and units
    • Determine how to connect with standards based grading and choice based

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Define the unique qualities of performance-based, formative, and summative assessment measures
    • Select appropriate aligned assessments to measure a variety of desired student learning outcomes
    • Design a set of assessment samples and templates to use in curriculum development
    • Create a comprehensive menu of assessment choices specifically for arts classrooms and arts integration lessons
    • Analyze data gathered from assessments to determine appropriate next steps for student instruction
    • Present data from assessments to administrators using digital resources and tools
    • Cite specific assessment examples that can be used authentically to measure student growth and mastery in required SLO/SGO teacher evaluation documents
    • Develop assessments that require a variety of levels of cognitive demand presented in Bloom’s Taxonomy and connected through McTighe and Wiggins’ Understanding by Design

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Quick FAQ and Support

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!  View all FAQ here.

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 use this group registration form to receive your discounted pricing.

How long can I access the course?

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: 443-821-1089 or Email us here

Included in this course:

  • 25 PD Hours with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Lifetime Access – Everything is Online and Self-Paced. No time limits, no waiting!

  • 12 Video-Based Lessons

  • 14 Handouts and Templates

  • Sample Done-for-You Assessments to Use Right Away

$199

25 PD Hours  |  2.5 CEUs

COURSE NUMBER: EC004

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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!”

ALYSSA VOIGHT

Included in this course:

  • 25 PD Hours with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Lifetime Access – Everything is Online and Self-Paced. No time limits, no waiting!

  • 12 Video-Based Lessons

  • 14 Handouts and Templates

  • Sample Done-for-You Assessments to Use Right Away

$199

25 PD Hours  |  2.5 CEUs

COURSE NUMBER: EC004

VIEW THE SYLLABUS

ENROLL YOURSELF
ENROLL A GROUP (Save 25%)

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!”

ALYSSA VOIGHT

About this Course

DOWNLOAD SYLLABUS

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

This assessment course will give you a complete toolkit for looking at student growth through the process of checking for understanding.

Inside this online course, you’ll explore the types of assessment and learn which ones to use for your lessons and projects. You’ll also discover examples for a variety of assessment models, including diagnostic, formative and summative measures. You’ll be provided with hundreds of ways to check for understanding, as well as a body of research to support this assessment method in your classroom.

And, you can use the samples and templates provided to create your own assessments that work within your current curriculum. You can start or complete this course at any time – lifetime access is included.

Connections to Practice

This course provides the following classroom connections:

    • Identify the difference between assessment and evaluation
    • Distinguish between the three types of assessments and when to use them
    • Determine how to assess two contents and the role of rubrics
    • Determine what makes an authentic assessment
    • Identify the five steps to creating an authentic assessment
    • Build an assessment profile with alternative assessments
    • Identify specific assessment tools that maximize your time
    • Determine the process of assessment alignment to standards
    • Determine how to capitalize on integrating your assessment process for growth
    • Identify the seven essential data analysis questions
    • Calculate how to use data analysis to adjust lessons and units
    • Determine how to connect with standards based grading and choice based

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Define the unique qualities of performance-based, formative, and summative assessment measures
    • Select appropriate aligned assessments to measure a variety of desired student learning outcomes
    • Design a set of assessment samples and templates to use in curriculum development
    • Create a comprehensive menu of assessment choices specifically for arts classrooms and arts integration lessons
    • Analyze data gathered from assessments to determine appropriate next steps for student instruction
    • Present data from assessments to administrators using digital resources and tools
    • Cite specific assessment examples that can be used authentically to measure student growth and mastery in required SLO/SGO teacher evaluation documents
    • Develop assessments that require a variety of levels of cognitive demand presented in Bloom’s Taxonomy and connected through McTighe and Wiggins’ Understanding by Design

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Quick FAQ and Support

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!  View all FAQ here.

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 use this group registration form to receive your discounted pricing.

How long can I access the course?

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: 443-821-1089 or Email us here

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