Grades should provide feedback to students, parents, and teachers as to the progress students are making toward learning targets. Meaningful grades require good assessment practices. This talk will provide an overview of effective assessment design. ChemEd X Talks with Erica Posthuma to discuss writing and communicating learning goals, developing targeted questions and prompts, and scoring using a standards-based approach. Join us! Register for this 30 minute Zoom meeting to be held May 11th at 7pm EST.
Erica began her teaching career in 2000. Her work in Modeling Chemistry pedagogy has been published in the Journal of Chemical Education and she has led numerous national talks and workshops. Along with several colleagues, Erica has provided professional development on the topic of grading and assessment. She has spoken on effective grading practices at Indiana University, the American Modeling Teachers Association (AMTA), ISACS, and the Indiana Non-Public Education Conference. Erica has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society. She is highly involved in the AMTA and currently serves as their Director of Communications. We are very fortunate to have her as an associate editor for ChemEd X. Follow Erica on Twitter @eposthuma.
ChemEd X Talks are 30 minute virtual meetings that consist of a short presentation (10 - 15 minutes) followed by Q&A and discussion. Teachers are asked to keep their video on if possible, ask questions and participate in the discussion by offering their own ideas and experience with the topic. These live Zoom events are free, but registration is required. Space is limited, so register early.
For more information about upcoming ChemEd X Talks and to find recordings of previous Talks visit: ChemEd X Talks & Recordings