Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction

Glen Pearsall
Engaging & Effective Classroom Practice
Fast, Formative and Practical Assessment Strategies. Improve the quality of feedback that students give and receive as well as reduce your correction load.
Target Audience
Teachers looking to improve the quality of feedback that students give & receive, reduce their correction load or focus on improving assessment & feedback.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

This stand alone sequel to the five-star Easy to Use Feedback and Assessment looks at more practical strategies for eliciting and creating feedback in the time-poor environment of the everyday classroom. Given the demands of teacher workload, it is is crucial that correction is quick to create and that students actively respond to teacher advice. This course provides a wide array of strategies to do just that – ensuring that feedback is fast, formative and frequent.

Audience

Teachers looking to improve the quality of feedback that students give & receive, reduce their correction load or focus on improving assessment & feedback.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

This course advances on the ideas, practices, and principles of Glen Pearsall’s course Highly Effective Feedback and Assessment Strategies. However it is not a prerequisite.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
06/09/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $354 + GST Enrol Now
28/11/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $354 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Session One

2 hours

In this session participants will explore strategies for ensuring that students have a clear sense of what precisely is required of them for work requirements and learning tasks. The emphasis will be on quick easy to use strategies for doing this in a timely fashion. The delivery will involve lots of hands on evaluation of these learning tools.

Session Two

2 hours

in this session we will explore techniques for eliciting evidence from students about where they are on the continuum of learning a specific set of skills and knowledge as well correction techniques for giving students effective formative feedback. Teachers will get to trial these techniques as well as see them demonstrated through videos of actual classrooms.

Session Three

2 hours

In the final part of the session we will explore how to encourage students to take a more active role in the correction cycle – particularly how to ensure that they respond to teacher advice. We will discover a wide range of assessment strategies, examining the subtle adjustments that can nudge students towards better classroom and homework practice.

User Rating

5.0

Latest Reviews

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Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Mark Roca on 18/12/2015

Uses strategies and real life scenarios instead of just lecturing on educational philosophies.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Robert Jamgotchian on 18/12/2015

Many news and useful techniques to use to help students.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Albany Baccini on 18/12/2015

Great info and strategies. Very excited to use.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/12/2015

Thorough, engaging, easy to understand, real classroom examples that can make you see yourself using these tools and methods.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Sue Jamgotchian on 18/12/2015

Down to earth. Simple. Engaging.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Omar Lahham on 18/12/2015

Very well structured. Very rich of practical strategies and tips.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Nicholas Pocknee on 18/12/2015

Good. Easy to follow tips on how to give continuous effective feedback. Will be a real time saver.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Mark Fox on 18/12/2015

Hands on and practical. Thank you for the strategies that can be used straight away.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/12/2015

Excellent. Lots of practical ideas to improve my teaching practice and work smarter.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/12/2015

Extremely practical strategies for assisting teachers in their teaching and learning feedback and reflection.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by susan scott on 18/12/2015

Great hands on stuff. Inspiring.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/11/2015

Great, easy ideas that can be implemented.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/11/2015

Very enjoyable and informative.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/11/2015

Very useful. Down to earth. Research-based.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/11/2015

Useful activities that will be implemented in the classroom immediately, to build capacity of students and ownership of learning to ensure it’s a lifelong process.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Julia Plummer on 18/11/2015

Great that there was a good balance of theory mixed with strategies. As teachers, there are so many theories available but we are never given time to talk about how this translates into the practical classroom.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/11/2015

Very practical strategies which are applicable across subjects.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/11/2015

Excellent rhetoric grounded in very practical examples – very helpful. Many practical examples and interesting activities.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/11/2015

Very useful. I look forward to applying these in my classes.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
18/11/2015

Very engaging with numerous concrete and easily applicable strategies.


About the team


Glen Pearsall

Creator

Glen Pearsall was a Leading Teacher at Eltham High School and a Board member of the Curriculum Assessment Authority. Glen is the co-author of Literature for Life and Work Right and the author of Classroom Dynamics and the best-selling And Gladly Teach. He works throughout Australia as an educational consultant, specialising in engagement, assessment and workload reduction strategies for teachers. He has a particular interest in the work of graduate and pre-service teachers and has worked as a seminar leader and research fellow at the Centre for Youth Research. Glen’s ebook The Top Ten Strategic Questions for Teachers has just been translated into Khmer for Cambodian teachers.

His latest book The Literature Toolbox features over fifty strategies for exploring text.