About the Course
Welcome to the ERASMUS+ teacher training course on alternative assessment in modern classrooms!
During this 6-day course, which will be delivered in Berlin, Amsterdam, Zagreb or Osijek, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced educators who have successfully implemented alternative assessment methods in their own classrooms, and will have the chance to develop and practice your own assessment techniques. The course will also cover a range of topics, including how to design and implement alternative assessments, how to use technology to support assessment, and how to provide feedback and support to students.
Alternative assessment is a type of assessment that goes beyond traditional methods such as exams and quizzes. It allows teachers to evaluate students' learning in a more comprehensive and authentic way and provides a more holistic view of student learning: Alternative assessment methods, such as portfolio assessment and self-assessment, allow teachers to see a broader range of a student's work and abilities, rather than relying on a single exam or quiz. This can provide a more accurate and complete picture of what students know and can do.
Alternative assessment methods can also be more engaging for students because they often involve authentic tasks and activities that are relevant to the real world. This way, teachers can encourage critical thinking and problem-solving skills in their learners, rather than simply recalling facts.
Different methods and processes of alternative assessment allow for flexibility in the assessment process, as they can be tailored to the needs and goals of a specific class or group of students that is meaningful and relevant to their needs.
THIS COURSE IS PERFECT FOR
teachers of all levels (primary, secondary, VET, adult)
education professionals such as curriculum developers and teacher trainers, who wish to implement alternative assessment practices in their educational settings
No matter your background or experience, you'll find valuable insights and practical skills to enhance your teaching practice. This course includes two cultural activities. You can also book additional cultural activities through our cultural package, which can be seen on our Destination pages.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
Define alternative assessment and understand its benefits and limitations
Identify different types of alternative assessments, including portfolio assessment, self-assessment, and peer assessment
Design and implement alternative assessments in your own classroom
Use technology to support alternative assessment
Provide effective feedback and support to students using alternative assessment methods
Inclusivity and diversity
DAY 1 - Monday
Course introduction, Objectives, Syllabus, Practicalities
Introduction to Alternative assessment - overview of theory and current research
Sharing experiences about the topic in collaborative group activities
CULTURAL ACTIVITY IN THE AFTERNOON: Get to know the city through a Treasure Hunt activity
DAY 2 - Tuesday
Alternative assessment criteria
Portfolios as alternative assessment: demonstrating learning in a more personalised and comprehensive way.
Assessment portfolio development in groups
DAY 3 - Wednesday
Evaluating own work and setting goals for improvement
Setting specific learning targets, reflecting on progress, and identifying areas for growth
Methods of taking ownership of their learning and providing valuable feedback
DAY 4 - Thursday
Project-based learning as an assessment to applying knowledge and skills in real-world situations
Assessing the process and/or the product - how and when
Use of rubrics or other evaluation tools that outline specific criteria for evaluation
DAY 5 - Friday
Peer assessment: providing constructive feedback to foster a sense of collaboration and support among students
Performance tasks: demonstrating the learning in a dynamic and interactive way
Developing materials for peer assessment and performance tasks
DAY 6 - Saturday
Feedback on the course
Certificate of Attendance
CULTURAL ACTIVITY: One more cultural activity that is included in the course price will be held on one of the days of the course. The exact time will be determined before the start of the course, taking into account the travel arrangements of participants. Visit the destination pages to see the details of these activities in each city.
Don't miss this opportunity to develop your alternative assessment skills. Register now to secure your spot on the course.
2024 COURSE DATES AND LOCATIONS
1.4. - 6.4. (Spring break)
8.7. - 13.7.
19.2. - 24.2.
15.7. - 20.7.
12.8. - 17.8.
Additonal dates to be announced.
We provide all the documentation you need for your mobility: Mobility Agreement, Registration Letter, Invoice, and Certificate of Attendance.
Participants are required to bring their own laptops.
On the last day of the course, a Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to each participant who attends at least 80% of the course. If due to travel arrangements the participant cannot attend the last day of the course, the Certificate of Attendance can be awarded earlier.
Classes will take place every day from 9.00 am to 1 p.m. or from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. All the details will be provided to each participant over e-mail at least 1 week before the start of the course.
The course fee includes 2 cultural activities, with the option to book additional cultural activities through our CULTURE PACK (information available on destination pages).
480 EUR per participant (eligible for full Erasmus+ funding, or any other lifelong learning/professional development grant)