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So that children may grow

Assessment must be built into curriculum with children at the center

Learning objective

In Course 3 you'll explore:

  • A new way of designing curriculum so that you get the results you want.
  • Rubrics (guidelines) that assess different aspects of student work such as mastery of the material, or the ability to apply what one haslearned to real-life experiences.
  • The value of - and how to create - student portfolios, so that students, their parents, and you can see a student's work over a periodof time, rather than relying upon tests alone.
  • How to build problem-based learning so that students can watch their own progress as they tackle an important issue.
  • How to use templates and adapt them for your own classroom so that you can expand your tool-belt of assessment practices.


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Assignment 1: Identifying Outcomes - Creating Learning Objectives

Assignment 2: Understanding by Design and Learning Objectives ABCD

Assignment 3: Active Reading and Creating Dialogue

Assignment 4: Your Current and Future Assessment Tools

Assignment 5: Reflecting on What's Gathered

Assignment 6: Helping Students Reflect

Assignment 7: Designing Your Rubric

Assignment 8: Co-Creating a Rubric with Students

Assignment 9: 4 Elements of Effective Feedback

Assignment 10: Active Reading and Dialogue

Assignment 11: Survey for Course 3


4 weeks


In this course, we will look at various types of assessments. We will also broaden our understanding of assessment andevaluation with an exploration of the broader process encapsulated in the acronym "A-REEF," which stands for:

A ssessment

R eflection

E valuation

E ffective F eedback

And like "a reef" in the ocean, this larger process of "Assessment, Reflection, Evaluation, and Effective Feedback" is anabundant place teeming with life and possibility.

Casting the net

To think about Assessment, imagine that you are casting a large fishing net into fertile waters. After a while, you pull inthe net to see what you've "caught."

Assessment is like collecting information - taking stock or making an inventory of what you see - and then reflecting upon orprocessing that information.

What do you see enmeshed in the net? You reflect on what you've "caught" and use the information to help you to decided what's next.For example, if students take a test or complete a project (and with your rubric), you find few results in the net, you might realize that individualstudents need help in certain areas OR if most of your students come up with a scarce or barren net, you might consider revising your original lesson planor method of teaching.

Assessment, therefore, is about gathering information that ultimately informs your teaching and helps studentsreflect upon their own process of learning.

3 things to consider

As you begin your exploration of A-REEF - "Assessment, Reflection, Evaluation, and Effective Feedback" - consider thefollowing:

  • Decide what you will monitor.
  • Decide how students can demonstrate what they know.
  • Discuss with students how they did on the assessments.

Then, let this process inform your teaching practice.


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Questions & Answers

Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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