Reflections by Joseph Wermie
Designing this assessment toolkit required a lot of planning and careful consideration. I wanted to make sure I included a balance of ideas and types of assessing. I wanted to make sure I included the different levels of assessment such as formative to summative. I was conscious of whether or not my tools were for individuals or for groups. Was the assessment tool informal or formal method? I try to choose assessment tools that were quick and easy with immediate feedback while others that required more reflective, structured responses. I tried consciously to include aspects of 21st Century Learning (21CLD connections) as way to remind myself and push my thought process to include the five aspects of 21C Learning. If the assessment tool didn't encompass this, what could I do to amend it so it did? Finally, I tried to think how how the tools could relate to one another. I thought about how some could overlap or lead into one another. Using a web page to do this project was a very deliberate choice. I wanted to create a piece of work that would satisfy my assignment but also serve as a "go to" template for my practice. Many of the items included carry websites or artifacts that I can pull up to use in my classroom. Part of 21CLD is making the learning real world. What better way to achieve this than creating a website that I will use in my career as a teacher? By using a website, I also leave the door open to add more assessment tools(more pages) to create a more comprehensive toolkit. A written document may be comprehensive but will be constricted to the format and length. This is an organic text which will grow with me. It is a perfect model for my student learning and assessment.