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    
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 Jodi Kinchant on 14/09/2017

Many excellent and usable ideas and techniques presented and discussed.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Cathy Perri on 02/08/2017

Best PD I’ve ever been to – where I have so many practical things to take away with me and they were used during the course so we could see how it worked.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Susannah Baird on 02/08/2017

One of the most useful courses I’ve been on. So much to implement. Totally inline with the focus on Visible Learning.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Anna Earl on 02/08/2017

Incredibly useful. A practical course filled with techniques and strategies that I will use from now on.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
02/08/2017

Very concrete strategies and examples used. Presenter was very clear and knowledgeable. Clearly knew his content well.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Luke Richards on 02/08/2017

Extremely reinforcing but also informative. Wonderful strategies to seed across the entire department for small changes for student success.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Lauren Marsh on 02/08/2017

Presentation was engaging, relevant and provided useful tools/strategies that can be easily implemented in the classroom.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
02/08/2017

The strategies suggested were all very practical and doable in the classroom. There was a range of us and Glen really tried to cater the strategies for everyone’s class.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
02/08/2017

Excellent practical ways and strategies to enhance quality feedback. Great range of resources and real life events to make it relevant.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
02/08/2017

Engaging, practical and relevant to all school targets.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Paulina Popovic on 02/08/2017

Linked directly to my PLC at school. Glen was great at making sure that even though I was only 1 of 2 primary teachers, I could apply what I was seeing into my class / how to modify the strategies to suit.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Amelia Hollis on 02/08/2017

Very informative and practical. I will utilise numerous strategies I have gained today.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
02/08/2017

Practical examples of strategies that I can make work in my classroom.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Phillip Paul on 02/08/2017

Heaps of great practical ideas that I can implement in my classroom to improve learning. The challenge is just deciding which ones I’m going to try first.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Lauren James on 02/08/2017

Great pacing, excellent strategies, applicable across years and subjects. Practical, not preachy.

Better Assessment: Improving Feedback, Reducing Correction
by Liam Dailly on 02/08/2017

Very engaging with realistic content. A huge variety of techniques and approaches.

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.


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.