An upcoming four-part webinar series on eAssessment takes a look at best practice, current research and the future of assessment.
MYP webinar series on eAssessment
This webinar series invites participants to consider eAssessment and its backwash effect on assessment in all MYP years. The document, Assessment principles and practices - Quality assessments in a digital age, provides a point of departure to consider how we can use information and media literacy to develop and support learning in MYP classrooms. Each webinar will introduce general research and resources regarding MYP eAssessment. A facilitator will also interview a key person in the eAssessment world in order to help us further develop our understanding of how this might benefit students in our classrooms. All webinars will be interactive and will allow for the exchange of ideas in real time using an open mic format following the guest presentation.
The general objectives for our four-part webinar series on eAssessment are as follows:
- IB assessment principles and practices reflected in MYP eAssessment.
- Connections between MYP eAssessment principles and practices and the classroom.
- MYP eAssessment and contemporary research.
Webinar 1: eAssessment revolution - assessment and learning, 14 March
This webinar will now be presented on 21 March in French by Margaret Crook-Clavette at 13.00 EDT
The first webinar of the series invites you to consider existing perceptions and opportunities provided by eAssessment. You will connect your own school assessment practices with the MYP eAssessment and discuss existing evidence that supports why it constitutes an exciting approach to assessment. To better understand what research suggests about the development of media literacy, our guest speaker will clarify some key aspects around eAssessment, as well as share practical ideas for classroom use.
eAssessment revolution objectives:
- Consider existing perceptions, concerns and opportunities provided by eAssessment.
- Connect our own school assessment practices with the MYP eAssessment.
- Summarize existing evidence that supports why eAssessment constitutes an exciting approach to assessment.
- Share examples of good classroom practices that support media literacy.
Webinar 2: eAssessment and current research - assessment AS learning, 4 April
The current research webinar will be presented on 4 April 11.00 EDT in English by Lisa Nicholson, 12.00 EDT in Spanish by Gabriela Gonzalez and 13.00 EDT in French by Margaret Crook-Clavette.
eAssessment current research objectives:
- Consider existing brain research and the latest studies on playful assessments.
- Connect eAssessment with the needs 21s century adolescent learners.
- Share ideas on how assessment practices can provide opportunities for growth and development within school settings.
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Webinar 3: eAssessment and the backwash effect - assessment for learning, 9 May
The backwash effect webinar will be presented on 9 May 11.00 EDT in English by Lisa Nicholson, 12.00 EDT in Spanish by Gabriela Gonzalez and 13.00 EDT in French by Margaret Crook-Clavette.
eAssessment the backwash effect objectives:
- Explore the MYP assessment principles and practices reflected in eAssessment.
- Understand the difference between assisted performance, independent performance and milestone performance and how they inform eAssessment.
- Consider how eAssessment might impact teaching and learning in the previous MYP years.
- Discuss the transferability of the eAssessment.
- Share ideas on how to use eAssessessment can be used meaningfully to inform teaching and learning.
Webinar 4: eAssessment look and feel - assessment of learning, 6 June
The look and feel webinar will be presented on 6 June 11.00 EDT in English by Lisa Nicholson, 12.00 EDT in Spanish by Gabriela Gonzalez and 13.00 EDT in French by Margaret Crook-Clavette.
eAssessment look and feel objectives:
- Explore the MYP eAssessment tools.
- Consider what learning is assessed with eAssessment and how it is done.
- Identify the distinction between eAssessment and assessment that is considered more traditional.
- Consider how the MYP eAssessments meet global standards and provide academic closure.
- Share ideas on on steps needed to support students in preparing and succeeding in eAssessment, in addition to possible future use.