Tuesday, May 5, 2009

.::. Workshop for English Language Teachers and Students .::. Aligning Assessment with the New Curriculum .::.

This 4-hour workshop will consist of three sessions.

Session 1: What do we test and why?
This session examines assessment and the purposes for which it is used in the language classroom. The focus will be on how assessment can be used to document and support student learning within an established school curriculum.

Session 2: How can we test student learning?
This session addresses the different types of assessment used to assess specific aspects of language. The role of continuous assessment will be explored as well as the use of rubrics to describe and measure language performances.

Session 3: How can continuous assessment be incorporated into the classroom?
Drawing on their own experiences, teachers will discuss how they plan to implement new ideas about assessment into their classrooms. Teacher groups will be formed to support teacher efforts in designing and piloting new assessments.

Moderator of this workshop will be Ms. Anne Katz - English Language Specialist. She has worked for over twenty years as a teacher educator and has taught graduate level courses in curriculum and assessment. She has also worked on educational projects in Algeria, Brazil, Egypt, Serbia, Tanzania, and Ukraine. In her work, she promotes linkages between research and classrooms to support student learning and teacher development.

There are two dates for the same session, so decide on time which one are you attending and register at American Corner Belgrade!

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009, 15:00-19:00, and
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009, 10:00-14:00

Attendance is free for all interested English language teachers, but you need to register with the AC staff beforehand at amc@bgb.rs or 011/322-76-94.

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