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

Drawing from his own experience as a teacher and coach, Pearsall offers practical, real-world advice in the form of techniques that are both effective and sustainable in the everyday classroom. The result is smarter assessment – for both teachers and students.

Receive a copy of Glen’s new book Fast and Effective Assessment: How to Reduce Your Workload and Improve Student Learning

Teaching Standards
3.6.2 Proficient Level – Evaluate and improve teaching programs
5.1.2 Proficient Level – Assess student learning

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 7 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 3.6.2 & 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of 1. Face to Face in Australia (NSW) at this time.

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 - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

A wonderful course!

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Fast-paced, coherent and targeted tool kits for the teacher in the classroom. Glen back-up his presentation with evidence from his team in the field and also gives the staff present immediate feedback on their responses and learning practices.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Knowledgeable and experienced instructor who led the session with confidence and fluency. Encompassed a plethora of strategies that could be employed across settings and for many different purposes. Helpfully established the reasoning behind the strategies also. All gold and no fluff. This course was filled with reasonable-to-apply ideas for both eliciting and giving feedback, without just comprising a catalogue of strategies. The principles underlying various techniques and situations were unpacked, and there was ample and frequent opportunity to speak with others about how we could apply what we had heard in our setting. Glen is an engaging, knowledgeable, and confident presenter. It was a pleasure to sit under his teaching.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Excellent. I was very pleased with the content and the manner in which Glen presented. It was very engaging. Glen is a dynamic and engaging presenter. More importantly he is well-researched and realistic about what happens in classrooms and the day-to-day challenges that teachers face. Simply put, he is one of us and that is what makes his work so relevant and teacher-ready. His course, and related book “Fast and Effective Assessment”, that came with the course, has ready to use, quick and effective tools to drive student engagement and ensure teachers are well-equipped to give feedback in a timely manner.
Sean Castle
Head Teacher Teaching and Learning
Marsden High School

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

High quality and highly relevant!

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Content was useful and readily applicable in my classroom to improve student feedback and learning.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

I have to honestly say, the most valuable and informative course I have attended. I did not lose focus in the 6 hours! I will be implementing most of these strategies. **

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Excellent: very practical, stimulating and intellectually rigorous. Glen Pearsall is an outstanding presenter and an expert practitioner. His courses are thoughtful, relevant and interesting, and he consistently provides practical tools for the classroom backed by rigorous theory. Tom Robinson, Newington College.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Super relevant. Lots of great actionable tips, all of which have the promise of more effective learning without lots of extra teacher time. This presentation gave me access to a smorgasbord of ideas and strategies that I could easily implement to improve the teaching and learning experience in my classes, without having to spend more time preparing resources.

Leanne, Central Coast Adventist School

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Course content was relevant and higly relevant to my teaching
Mackillop College Port Macquarie

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Absolutely wonderful Yes. Elaine Mulligan at St Spyridon College

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Glen is a great presenter.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Very informative. Glen made it very easy to understand how to give feedback and give me more confidence in the classroom.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Incredibly relevant and based on good data and research.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Exceptional quality and content tailored effectively to the needs of the group.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Excellent course with relevant and practical strategies to improve the feedback process efficiently.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Very good sharing of his own experience as teacher and supervisor. Provided some teaching resources of high quality.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Amazing presentation, Glen was really engaging and kept everyone involved with the content. We were provided with a wide range of possible applications of the knowledge and I will be using and applying these in my future classes, both immediately and in he future.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Fantastic. Engaging and informative Stuart Brunsdon , st Luke’s grammar school

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction - Glen Pearsall - Tue 19th Nov 2019
05/12/2019

Great content, highly relevant and great to go away with practical advice


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 classroom management, engagement 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.