John Meng- Works at Rooty Hill High School. He supports teachers to step up their practice. He also teaches Maths and Languages. He leads teams in these areas.
This workshop looked at the pedagogy behind formative assessment. This will centre around his experiences.
We started by talking about our own experiences of formative assessment.
-Someone shared their use of Google forms as a way of doing formative assessment.
-Bump it up wall, students compare their work to the wall. They also get feedback throughout the process. This allowsto peer support a critique.
What is formative assessment: This is assessment that happens within the process of learning.
One way of thinking about assessment is... When a chief tastes a soup, they can change it to salty, they can change it, That is formative. When a Chief serves the soup to the customer, That is summative.
We see that feedback has a huge impact for learners. We need to identify the gap from what we know to what we ned to know.
Feedback alone is not enough, it has to be coupled with motivation and we want this motivations to be internal. John suggested that Doug Fisher's model is a positive model for formative assessment.
Here is the video he shared
We learn language by producing language, if we are using academic language student's should be using this language as this is home we learn it.
He talked a lot about the use of interaction on Google slides. Powtoon could be good for instruction and modelling.