This week, we were tasked with creating an assessment plan for our PBL project. This task was very eye-opening as I evaluated the learning outcomes that I wanted form my project. I began to see how my formative and summative assessments could not only be authentic activities, but how they could be evaluated through the use of a rubric.
My formative assessments are as follows:
1. Group Research
Student's will work in groups to brainstorm and research in an attempt to answer the projects sub questions. A research template will be provided for team members to research and answer questions. Once they have researched the questions individually, they will brainstorm as a team and add their team answer to the template. This activity will assess their research skills, their understanding of the project, and their ability to collaborate with a team.
2. Strategic Lesson Planning
Collaborating with the other students in their groups, students will build an individual strategic lesson plan for creating a transformational unit using state standards in their given subject area.
1. Public Product
Students will post their finalized lesson plan on their staff website and share it on Twitter with the district hashtag once the plan is approved by the district curriculum and instruction department. They will then implement their lesson into their instruction. Once the lesson is complete, students will provide a survey to the children that took part in the instruction to gather their feedback.
This task was very beneficial as it allowed to me to evaluate my project against the content standards and 21st century skills that I think are important to the learning outcomes of my students.