STEM Teaching Essentials Workshop
Developing Assessments that Engage Students in Three-Dimensional Learning more information...
Danny Caballero, Justin Carmel, Melanie Cooper, Diane Ebert-May, Cori Fata-Hartley, and Lynmarie Posey
Registration is now open for the September 20 workshop at http://teachingessentials.msu.edu/
Lunch is provided.
Do you want to write assessments that will tell you what your students are able to do with their knowledge in biology, chemistry, or physics? If so, this is the workshop for you. Participants will learn how to use the recently developed Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol (3D-LAP) to create homework, quiz, and exam problems that engage students in three-dimensional learning. First described in the 2012 National Research Council report, A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, three-dimensional learning blends disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts that span disciplines, and science practices such as constructing arguments and explanations, and developing and using models to predict and explain phenomena. Workshop participants will use the 3D-LAP to redesign and develop open-ended and multiple-choice assessment items that can be used in their classes.