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Announcements from the start of class:

  • I’m planning to do a wrap up session for the swap and share. Don’t worry, you’ll still get to swap and share–I just want to make sure to have time to tie together all the threads we’ve started this semester. It’s gonna be a good class, please come if you can. 🙂
  • Monday, May 11, at 10:00am we’ll have a session to share how we handle our lib100/20X classes. Each person will have time to talk about what they do, why they do it, and/or if it works. This will be a good chance to learn what others are doing, get ideas, and learn about how other people approach information literacy.
  • Will have a workshop this summer on the practical application of what we’ve been discussing for course design. Watch for something from Giz or the PDC on this.
  • Based on feedback, we’re looking at a model for next semester of a facilitated weekly discussion on the “nuts and bolts” of teaching. Of course, as with this semester, attendance isn’t required, but we want to make sure to provide this opportunity for the people who do want it. If this sounds good, we’ll start planning the logistics (schedule, how to get topics, how to get speakers, etc). At the end of the fall semester we can reevaluate and do whatever people would like (nothing, another teacher-led class, another facilitated discussion, etc).

Today’s powerpoint:

Notes from today:

  • Formative assessment: clickers, end of class assignment, muddiest point, learning logs, weekly blog
  • Summative assessment: EOG, big paper, annotated bibliography, final project, quizzes (depending on if graded and how used)
  • Informal assessment measures performance, application, processes the students are going through
  • Formal assessment measures performance against a benchmark, content mastery, ability to take a test, performance
  • Objective assessment strengths include easy to grade, good for subjects with right answer (like math), good for skills-based work (like finding a book. Weaknesses include that it’s hard to create good questions, some things aren’t right or wrong.
  • Subjective assessment strengths include the ability to see the big picture in the students’ work, easier to create assignments, open ended statements require students think of something to say. Weaknesses include grading time, consistency in grading, and can be hard for student to get started–it can be overwhelming. (Rubrics can help)

Questions? Leave them in the comments!!