Pre-con Spotlight: Using Creativity to Transform Your Formative Assessments

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Formative assessments are a great tool for teachers and for students as they engage in the learning process. We know they help us monitor progress, provide intervention when needed and they help students take ownership of their own learning process. As teachers begin to implement formative assessments with fidelity, the routine of assessment may fall into a routine process. While this may have its benefits, there is an great opportunity to transform these experiences using technology and a little bit of creativity.

Come to the MACUL Pre-Conference “Using Creativity to Transform Your Formative Assessments” to find out more about how to make your formative assessments fun and interactive. By adding a touch of creativity, students and teachers can find these experiences the best part of their day. We asked our presenters, Heidi and Andrew, to share a little about themselves, where they work and why they are excited about MACUL. Here’s what they had to say.

Heidi Gascon (@HeidiGascon)

Heidi Gascon
Heidi Gascon

Where do you work and what do you do?
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at Ingham ISD.

What excites you most about the MACUL conference?
I love the MACUL conference because it is a great opportunity to connect with other tech leaders in the state. I leave the conference energized, ready to try new things and share what I’ve learned with others.

What are you looking forward to sharing about in your session?
Digital formative assessments can have a huge impact on student learning. I’m excited share some new tools with our participants, while helping them understand the research behind what makes them so effective in the classroom.

Andrew Shauver (@hs_math_phys)

Andrew Shauver
Andrew Shauver

Where do you work and what do you do?
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist at Ingham ISD.

What excites you most about the MACUL conference?
I get excited about the variety of topics being discussed with such intensity.

What are you looking forward to sharing about in your session?
There are so many misconceptions about assessment. I’m excited to clear those up.

We invite you to come to the Using Creativity to Transform Your Formative Assessments Pre-Conference from 1:00 – 4:30 PM on March 15th. You will leave with the resources and tools needed to immediately implement these practices in your classroom!

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Author

Jamie DeWitt (@jamiedewitt): MVU Director of Blended Professional Learning and MACUL SIG-OBL Director