Free Webinar: Creating and Using Effective Rubrics

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Creating and Using Effective Rubrics
Presented by Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., Consultant, Brookhart Enterprises LLC
Wednesday, Apr. 29 at 2 p.m. Central Time
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This webinar will focus on creating or adapting rubrics for classroom use. The session will emphasize:

  • How to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning
  • How to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately from learning
  • How to involve students in using rubrics

Participants will learn how to write criteria and performance level descriptions that assess student learning. Just like the task itself, rubrics must match the learning outcomes they are intended to assess. Too often, criteria in rubrics examine surface level features of student performance or the requirements of an assignment. In contrast, effective rubrics employ criteria that look for qualities in student work that indicate the quality of student learning. The webinar will share principles for writing such effective rubrics and provide examples to critique. Participants will learn how to assess “following directions for the assignment” separately, for example with a checklist. Finally, participants will learn five strategies for involving students in using rubrics to support: shared learning targets, student self-reflection and self-assessment, teacher feedback, peer feedback, and student goal setting.

Susan M. Brookhart, Ph.D., is an education consultant based in Helena, Montana, U.S.A. She currently works with teachers, schools, districts, universities, and states in the area of classroom assessment. She has been a classroom teacher and a professor and department chair in the School of Education at Duquesne University, where she currently is an adjunct faculty member. Her interests include the role of both formative and summative classroom assessment in student motivation and achievement, the connection between classroom assessment and large-scale assessment, and grading. She has written or co-authored sixteen books and over 70 articles on assessment.

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Prevent Cheating During Exams

Attend an Upcoming Webinar

Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser used by hundreds of institutions to lock down a computer during an online exam. When using LockDown Browser, students can’t print, copy, visit other websites, or use other applications during an online test.

These sessions will include an overview and demonstration of LockDown Browser. There will also be a brief overview of Respondus Monitor. Please note: MATC will not adopt Respondus Monitor.

Instructor Training: LockDown Browser

“Instructor Training for LockDown Browser: Prevent Cheating During Exams”

This comprehensive training webinar is intended for instructors who plan to use LockDown Browser and/or Respondus Monitor with online exams. The session is 45 minutes, plus a Q&A period at the end. Lockdown Browser integrates with Blackboard, Desire2Learn, Moodle, Sakai, and ANGEL.

Authentic Assessments within Blackboard Learn Webinar

Assessing Learners: Authentic assessments within Blackboard Learn

Webinar Description: During this session, Misty Cobb, a Solutions Engineer at Blackboard, will share answers to frequently asked questions and best practices about creating authentic assessments within Blackboard Learn. Then, she, along with a few Blackboard users, will answer your questions about assessing learners live.

Presenter: Misty Cobb, Solutions Engineer, Blackboard
Location: Web Conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate
Date: 4/21/2014 12:00:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
Capacity: 1000
Duration: 1 hour

View this webinar at the Downtown Campus M201A!

Click here to reserve your seat!

Blackboard Webinar: Authentic Assessment

Authentic Assessment: How do you know they really know?

Webinar Description:  As educators, we are well aware that the objective assessments we use with students are only ‘snapshots in time.’  Authentic assessment focuses on students’ analytical skills; ability to integrate what they learn; creativity; ability to work collaboratively; and written and oral expression skills.  This webinar will include examples of how to integrate authentic assessments in your course.

Presenter: Dr. Karen F. Kellison, Associate Dean of Instructional Technology, Lord Fairfax Community College
Location: Web Conferencing using Blackboard Collaborate
Date: 3/6/2014 12:00:00 PM (Central Time (US & Canada))
Capacity: 1000
Duration: 1 hour

View this webinar at the Downtown Campus M201A!

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CmapTools: A Free Concept Mapping Teaching Tool

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CmapTools: Integrating, Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation in Online Courses

Teaching, learning, and evaluation in online courses offer unique and exciting challenges for instructors. Not only is it necessary to find new teaching strategies but it’s essential that instructors find new ways to facilitate student learning. Concept maps (Novak, 1998) are one strategy that can promote teaching, learning, and evaluation in online environments.

Concept Maps are pictures or graphical representations that learners draw to depict their understanding of the meaning of a set of concepts. They use the maps to link new learning to what they already know. One of the ways adults learn is in analyzing their own experiences and linking them to the new information they are learning. In this way, the maps offer learners and instructors an opportunity to share, discuss, and revise their understanding of concepts, propositions, and the relationships between new and existing knowledge. One way to use concept maps to promote learning is to have students construct concept maps of the course readings [throughout the course]. Students pick a reading that piques their interest in a particular topic and maps out the reading as a way to understand it.

CmapTools can be incorporated into any course taught online for adult learners. It is a relatively easy program for students to install and learn http://cmap.ihmc.us.

Novak, J. Learning, Creating and Using Knowledge: Concept Maps as Facilitative Tools in Schools and Corporations. Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum, 1998.

Concept Map using CmapTools

YouTube Video on How to use the CmapTools Software to create a concept map.