We did the activity with teachers today. I realized, part way through, that it was an exercise in affirmation, and a very valuable one at that. This sort of activity should be a regular feature in our PD program.
Teachers were in 8 heterogeneous groups across grade levels and subjects. Each group had to use one of the eight big ideas to come up with one example of current practice that reflected that big idea. The ideas were then shared with the entire group.
What ensued was, to me, a massive affirmation of where we are with assessment as a school. And, how far we have come. Teachers easily and readily came up with varied examples of how their classroom practices reflect these big ideas. I hope the teachers could see this too. Well done CA! #canacad