A JOURNEY INTO TEACHING PRACTICE THE ROLE OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT IN MENTORING Vicki Duff, Mentor Training Coordinator NJ State Department of Education firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ROLE OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT IN MENTORING
Vicki Duff, Mentor Training Coordinator
NJ State Department of Education
We live in a time of such rapid change and growth of knowledge that only he who is in a fundamental sense a scholar – that is , a person who continues to learn and inquire – can hope to keep pace, let alone play the role of guide.
Nathan M. Pusey The Teacher’s Book of Wisdom
IT IS ALL ABOUT KIDS!
FORMAL PRE- &
INFLUENCES ON TEACHER DEVELOPMENT
SOURCE: QULAITY MENTORING FOR NOVICE TEACHERS EDS. SANDRA J. O’DELL AND LESLIE HULING
What are the professional norms we want to create through mentoring?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARDS
LOOKS LIKE/FEELS LIKE
The most powerful form of learning, the most sophisticated form of staff development, comes not from listening to the good works of others but from sharing what we know with others…
By reflecting on what we do, by giving it coherence, and by sharing and articulating our craft knowledge, we make meaning, we learn.
How do we assess student learning other than through tests or quizzes?
What is “formative”?
To shape or mold
To aid in the development of competence
Helping to form, make, shape, create, compose, train or frame
Use the Formative Assessment – Essential Characteristics to guide a discussion on ways in which teachers are assessed that are different than those outlined on this chart.
Foundations of Mentoring
New Teacher Center at the University of Santa Cruz
Modeled on the New Teacher Center at the University of Santa Cruz Collaborative Log
COLLECT THE DATA
PLAN YOUR GOALS
TEACH AND IMPLEMENT THE PLAN