The Power of Curiosity

  • Assessment in the Inquiry Classroom: What? Why? How?
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This workshop explores approaches to assessment in inquiry-based learning environments, specifically tailored for K-5 classrooms with multilingual learners. Participants examine strategies for authentic assessment, formative feedback, and student reflection that align with the principles of inquiry-based learning. They design assessment practices that support and enhance authentic inquiry and agency.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the principles of assessment in inquiry-based learning:
    Participants will gain an understanding of the purpose and principles of assessment in inquiry-based learning environments, recognizing the importance of aligning assessment practices with the goals of inquiry-driven instruction and promoting student agency and reflection.

  • Explore strategies to use authentic assessment and formative feedback:
    Teachers will explore a variety of assessment techniques and tools for collecting student evidence of learning. They will explore the role of formative and summative assessment, as well as culminations of learning.

  • Design assessment through a lens of inquiry and agency:
    Participants will learn to design assessment tasks and criteria that align with the principles of inquiry-based learning, fostering student engagement, critical thinking, and agency. They will leave the workshop with practical strategies to assess student learning while promoting a culture of self-reflection and agency.