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CEL Institute on Critical Issues

Institute Strands

Select from one of three strands for focused, collaborative work during the Institute! Essential questions that will drive work in the various strands include:


Using Formative and Summative Assessments to Improve Teaching:

  • What are some of the defining characteristics of successful formative assessments?
  • What information can formative assessment give students in order for them to take ownership of their learning?
  • What technology tools assist the creation, collection, and evaluation of formative assessment?
  • How does one evaluate data?
  • How does one design assessments that give teachers the information they need to know?

Assessment of Teachers:

  • How does one deal with difficult conversations?
  • What are the ways to motivate a difficult teacher?
  • How do we promote teacher reflection?
  • How do teacher evaluation plans become a high leverage professional development opportunity?
  • How do you adapt your evaluation in the context of the content or special area teachers?
  • How do you translate observation into text?

Assessment of Curricular Programs:

  • How does one know if a particular program is effective?
  • How does one track data to evaluate these programs?
  • What measures already exist to evaluate curricular programs?
  • To what extent does the evaluation of these programs bring about change and/or improvement of the programs?


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