Are your assessments meaningful for student growth?
PD for teachers, school, and district leaders
Our workshops help you build authentic assessments to engage and empower teachers and students.
Available Online or On-Site
Boosting the Level of Rigor in Critical Thinking Tasks and Assessments
This interactive professional development engages teachers in creating and refining assessments to align to standards and high levels of complexity. Participants will be shown multiple models of revised assessments and work together to refine their own assessments.
- Develop/revise multiple choice and open-ended items that align to standards and high levels of complexity.
- Create authentic tasks or project-based assignments that align to standards and high levels of complexity.
Effective Differentiated Instruction Through Formative Assessment
Teachers explore frameworks for understanding the whole student so as to more effectively differentiate based on the 6 elements of DI. Differentiated Instruction is effective only through good use of formative assessment.
I really enjoyed this workshop as a 3rd year teacher because it opened my horizon on new things to do in the classroom. John also demonstrated most of the things he talked about which made it even better to remember.
-Ebonie Thomas, middle school teacher
I have already reached out to our district coordinator and requested more workshops from TeachThought PD.
-Elizabeth MacQuigg, middle school teacher
You will leave this workshop overflowing with ideas, technologies, and strategies that you can implement in your classroom on Monday morning!
-Thomas, HS teacher
Thank you for changing the way I teach!
-Jana McCarthy, elementary teacher
Thank you so much for giving us (the teachers) the tools to make real education happen! Finally!
-Amy Guier, middle school english teacher
This is a must-attend workshop. It really changed my perspective on what exactly I should be teaching through my content.
-Philip Ellis, high school science teacher
We were constantly engaged in group activities and discussion/dialogue. Excellent trainer with a lot of knowledge and understanding about PBL, it took me out of my comfort zone!
-Shafaq Imran, teacher
Thank you very much. I have a new "light" on how to get my students to think on their own and at a deeper level.
-Morgan Payton, middle school ELA teacher
The content is excellent and the presenter was highly effective.
-Jim Whitaker, high school social studies teacher
This is effective and worthwhile professional development.
-Emilie Clemmens, math teacher and curriculum coordinator
I enjoyed the workshop. I am able to use what I learned in my classroom!
-Tonya Jones, elementary teacher
Well designed learning presentations and activities...wonderful enriching learning activity.
-Marlene Burek, Manager of Special Education
Fantastic job facilitating a super helpful workshop. I hope to have an opportunity to attend a TeachThought PD again soon!
-Leann Turner, agriculture sciences teacher
Excellent training, built confidence in teachers to further become facilitators of student learning!
-Ron Lockhart, high school math teacher
I found this to be more informative and useful than any other PD I've participated in.
-Deborah Shirley, Elementary Teacher
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