Assessment Strategies and Tools

Planning and Teacher Support

This course is designed for secondary teachers (high school and middle school) who seek to improve their integration of assessment strategies in the remote learning environment. Participants will focus on assessment criteria, authentic design, and tech tool selection. At the end of this course, a certificate with three professional development hours will be issued.

Also available in a bundle

Teachers Who Will Benefit From This Course

  • New Teachers

  • New Science Teachers

  • All Teachers Preparing to Teach Virtually

  • All Teachers Preparing to Teach in a Blended Classroom (Virtual and Face-to-Face)

What Teachers Are Saying About This Course

Michele Richards

5 star rating

“If you are hesitant about enrolling in this course, let me assure you it is worth every penny and every moment of your precious time. Not only will you see examples of 4 tech tools for remote learning, you will also get to interact with them as if...”

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“If you are hesitant about enrolling in this course, let me assure you it is worth every penny and every moment of your precious time. Not only will you see examples of 4 tech tools for remote learning, you will also get to interact with them as if you are a student. Even for the tools I was familiar with, I learned something new! You'll see multiple examples of how Karen uses each tool in her own classroom, and you'll have handouts and reflection tools so you can plan for your own online class. I feel SO MUCH BETTER equipped to handle whatever plan my district comes up with for the fall of 2020! ”

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Shauna Dauenhauer

5 star rating

“As a 23 yr veteran teacher, I truly appreciated the depth and modeling of how to use a variety of assessment strategies for remote learning. I learned so much! Thank you!”

“As a 23 yr veteran teacher, I truly appreciated the depth and modeling of how to use a variety of assessment strategies for remote learning. I learned so much! Thank you!”

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Rebekah Trevino

5 star rating

“Taking this course was such a great decision. It has giving me a new prospective to assessing my students. My biggest struggle in the spring was having students just google answer sheets and copy and paste responses. I now have many ideas and tool...”

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“Taking this course was such a great decision. It has giving me a new prospective to assessing my students. My biggest struggle in the spring was having students just google answer sheets and copy and paste responses. I now have many ideas and tools that I can use to help students shy away from the "just get through it" mentality. I enjoyed the course and I can wait to see what's next! I have learned so much and I am excited to hit the ground running this fall. :) ”

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Monica Strada

5 star rating

“This course treats both the philosophy of assessment in a remote learning environment and the specific tech tools and strategies that teachers can use to implement assessment. Teachers have an opportunity to interact with the different tools pres...”

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“This course treats both the philosophy of assessment in a remote learning environment and the specific tech tools and strategies that teachers can use to implement assessment. Teachers have an opportunity to interact with the different tools presented, and are provided with scaffolding to develop their assessment strategies for the upcoming year. This course pair with Bethany Lau's Planning for a Blended Classroom are both time and money well spent!”

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Katie White

5 star rating

“The information, templates and resources provided were awesome. I feel much more able to assess my students this coming year no matter what format our school is doing!”

“The information, templates and resources provided were awesome. I feel much more able to assess my students this coming year no matter what format our school is doing!”

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Suzanne Ryals

5 star rating

“I have so much I need to process. I couldn't wait for the next lesson. And, I'd really like more information on learning logs and self-assessment for student growth. ”

“I have so much I need to process. I couldn't wait for the next lesson. And, I'd really like more information on learning logs and self-assessment for student growth. ”

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Kristen Boudreau

5 star rating

“This course was fantastic and I suggested it to several other science teachers that I work with. I was having trouble shifting my mindset from a hands on in class teacher to a teacher of virtual learning. This class helped to show me ways to impro...”

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“This course was fantastic and I suggested it to several other science teachers that I work with. I was having trouble shifting my mindset from a hands on in class teacher to a teacher of virtual learning. This class helped to show me ways to improve my assessments for online learning and save me time in grading and providing feedback. ”

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Shannon Hill

5 star rating

“This course was timely and so useful! As a science teacher, many PDs are not specific to the process of teaching science. I appreciated the insight, clear explanations, and options in this course. I can easily compare assessment strategies a...”

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“This course was timely and so useful! As a science teacher, many PDs are not specific to the process of teaching science. I appreciated the insight, clear explanations, and options in this course. I can easily compare assessment strategies and find options that will work within my situation. Course was simple to navigate and information was thorough. Useful templates were shared and we had unintimidating practice with many formats for online assessment. Excellent, Excellent! ”

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Amanda Wilde

5 star rating

“This course really helped me find some resources to use for my classroom. It explained how they could be used and gave helpful tips that will help my students and myself be successful as we move to a more digital curriculum.”

“This course really helped me find some resources to use for my classroom. It explained how they could be used and gave helpful tips that will help my students and myself be successful as we move to a more digital curriculum.”

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Sarah Rew

5 star rating

“I simply can't get enough of Karen and her strategies. She is an amazing educator. Every teacher should take this course!”

“I simply can't get enough of Karen and her strategies. She is an amazing educator. Every teacher should take this course!”

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Sandrine Borgeaud

5 star rating

“This course was great! I was able to work on it at my own time, re watch sections when I was not clear, and practice using the assessments as part the course "homework". I recommend it to any teacher, not only science teachers. ”

“This course was great! I was able to work on it at my own time, re watch sections when I was not clear, and practice using the assessments as part the course "homework". I recommend it to any teacher, not only science teachers. ”

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Sharon Farrell

5 star rating

“Karen provided a lot of great ideas and explanations about tech tools that I was not familiar with as well as new ways to use the ones I already had in my toolbox. Feeling more confident about September and ready to face my students in whatever fo...”

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“Karen provided a lot of great ideas and explanations about tech tools that I was not familiar with as well as new ways to use the ones I already had in my toolbox. Feeling more confident about September and ready to face my students in whatever format I'll "see" them. ”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    0 | Nice to meet you!

  • 02

    1 | The Role of Assessment in Remote Learning

    • The Role of Assessment in Remote Learning

    • Go Formative Quiz | The Role of Assessment {Optional}

    • Enrichment | Teaching Kids to "Fail Forward"

    • Enrichment | Examples of Self-Assessment

    • NEW BONUS // Enrichment | Self-Assessment Templates

  • 03

    2 | Considering Assessment Criteria

    • Considering Assessment Criteria

    • Screencastify Submit | Your Favorite Assessment or Feedback Strategy Assignment {Optional}

    • Enrichment | Academic Integrity Statement Ideas

    • Enrichment | Learning Logs

  • 04

    3 | Selecting Your Tech Tools

    • Selecting Your Tech Tools | Intro

    • Tech Tools Summary Guide

    • Google Forms

    • Screencastify

    • FlipGrid

    • GoFormative

    • Summary | Assessment Ideas

  • 05

    4 | This isn't goodbye!

    • This isn't goodbye!

    • Thank You and Email Badge/Review Instructions

    • Teacher Prep Room Educator Email Badge

    • Course Satisfaction Survey

Prep Room Training

  • Video Demonstrations

    Our professional development courses are built to support teachers with tool walkthroughs, science-teacher-how-to's, and actionable tips. Our course videos are designed to respect teacher time.

  • Templates and Worksheets

    All Prep Room Courses come with editable templates, checklists, and/or worksheets teachers can take straight from the course and implement in their own classroom!

  • Exclusive Facebook Group

    Prep Room course members gain access to an exclusive Facebook Group just for Prep Room teachers to discuss how to implement the techniques and resources they learn.

Instructor(s)

Instructor Bio:

Karen Randazzo is an enthusiastic chemistry teacher in New Jersey. She believes that every student has the power to learn anything, even chemistry. Chemistry teacher by day, teacher author by night, she's dedicated to making teachers' lives more manageable by offering professional development, sharing her engaging resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, and collaborating with educators on various social media platforms. A former "chalk and talk" teacher, she shares her journey navigating the Next Generation Science Standards and student-centered learning on her YouTube channel. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her tech integration expertise with you!

Karen Randazzo

Teacher and Author

FAQ

  • How long will my purchased course be available?

    These course offerings are current for the 2020-2021 school year. Purchasers will have access to course material through June 30, 2021.

  • What other online support is available for course students?

    All course students will receive a link to a private Teacher Prep Room group where they can join and discuss ideas with other students in the courses.

  • Will Professional Development Credits be earned by completing each course?

    A course completion certificate with the number of course hours will be issued after the completion of each course. Your school or district may have further requirements for professional development. We think our practical teacher courses should definitely count, but it will be up to your district.

  • Can a site license be purchased for a school district?

    Please contact us at bethany@scienceandmathwithmrslau.com with the number of teachers you would like to use our courses with and we will get back to you with group pricing.

  • Are we affiliated with any edtech company?

    No! There are online tools, apps, and educational tech tools that we talk about in our courses, but we have not received any compensation from these companies, unless otherwise indicated inside the course. We only recommend tools we think are terrific! We do not own these tools or apps and we do not provide tech support beyond the scope of the course. If any links within the course are affiliate links (for example Amazon), the link will be noted as such.