If you missed Wednesday’s #NCTEonAir you can check it out here! Special thanks to Kathryn Mitchell Pierce and Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis for sharing so many insights and ideas. This is a great example of one of the many ways we’re using what we learn from the Assessment Story Project to rethink what assessment really entails. Summer is an important time for educators to relax and rejuvenate but after watching this you’re going to be eager to add remodel to that list.
Resources mentioned in this video:
“By mapping the literacies in students’ cultural lives and intentionally working to situate those in the core of school-based practices, teachers allow the emotional and intellectual dimensions of literacy, which make assessment and instruction authentic and purposeful across contexts.” – Rosario Ordoñez-Jasis
Community Mapping Considerations:
- Wonder: What are the resources? What are needs? Who has access to the resources and who does not? How does this information inform my understanding of my students and their families?
- Enter the community with new lenses: Observe, interview, scout, tally. Gather anecdotal records. Record observations. Write reflections, journal, and blog.
- Community Mapping Resources on the Literacy in Learning Exchange
- Introduction to Communities of Practice
Protocols for Discussing/Reflecting Upon Student Work
“Protocols help you bring in other people with new eyes to give feedback on what you’re seeing in student work. This can help you see beyond your own assumptions and biases.” – Kathryn Mitchell Pierce
- Overview of Process, Purpose and Roles of Critical Friends Groups
- Information about Critical Friends Roles, and a Sample of Various Protocols
- Sample Assessment Matrix
- Plus/Minus/Delta Form for Looking at Student Work
- Reading Assessment: Artful Teachers, Successful Students. D Stephens, ed, NCTE 2013
- Assessment as Inquiry: Learning the Hypothesis-Test Practice. D. Stephens and J. Story, NCTE 2009
- Choice Words: How our Language Affects Student Learning. P. Johnston, Stenhouse, 2004
- Becoming Teammates: Teachers and Families as Literacy Partners. C. Kalssen-Endrizzi, NCTE, 2008
- Welcoming Their Worlds: Rethinking Literacy Instruction through Community Mapping. K. Dunsmore, R. Ordoñez-Jasis, and G. Herrera, Language Arts, May 2013.