How Can I Transform My Tests into Learning Tools?
Tests and other assessments are effective tools for determining how well students learned (and how well you taught) earlier in the semester. But they don’t really do much to help students learn in the present, or as the semester progresses. This fast, focused program will provide you with an assortment of tools and techniques to promote better learning.
Tools and techniques to promote better learning
Tests and other assessments are effective tools for determining how well students learned (and how well you taught) earlier in the semester.
But they don’t really do much to help students learn in the present, or as the semester progresses.
At least, summative assessments don’t. But formative ones, that occur throughout the semester and across the entire learning process, can.
You discover how to incorporate these highly effective tools into your teaching in the Magna 20 Minute Mentor program, How Can I Transform My Tests Into Learning Tools?.
Led by Rob Jenkins, M.A., professor of English and “Two-Year Track” columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Debi Moon, J.D., recipient of a National Teaching Excellence Award and administration and faculty member at Georgia Perimeter College, this fast, focused Magna 20-Minute Mentor program will provide you with an assortment of tools and techniques to promote better learning.
Once you’ve viewed the program, you’ll know:
- The benefits of formative assessments.
- Which assessments are most helpful in improving student learning.
- Why giving more assessments doesn’t have to mean more work for you.
- How formative assessments can help you improve your pedagogy.
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A graduate of the University of Tennessee and UT Law School, Debi Moon, J.D., has served as the Assistant Vice President of Educational Affairs at Georgia Perimeter College, the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Director of the Center for Distance-Learning and as a Associate Professor of Business.
She is the recipient of the National Teaching Excellence Award and was a Governor’s Teaching Fellow in the State of Georgia.
Her centers have won the Best Practices Award for Academic Affairs from the University System of Georgia, placed in the top 10 finalists nationally for the Community Colleges Futures Assembly Bellwether Award, and she was awarded the national Wagner Award for Innovation for her work in faculty development in distance learning.
Best known for his popular “Two-Year Track” columns in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rob Jenkins, M.A., has earned a national reputation as an advocate for community colleges and as an authority on two-year college issues.
During his 26-year career at two-year schools he has served as a part-time faculty member, a full-time faculty member, a department chair, an academic dean, and a program director.
A frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country, he currently serves as Associate Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, a large, multi-campus, urban/suburban community college in Atlanta.
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