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Assessing Different Learning Styles in the Classroom- Chapter Summary
Take another look at how to assess students for learning styles to maximize their learning experience as you view these short videos. You will find material on the following:
- Different learning modalities
- Accommodating to learning styles
- Types of assessments
- Formative assessment
- Benefits of assessment data
We offer you both video lessons and full transcripts, which gives you different options to study and learn. Key terms and phrases are highlighted in the transcripts for your convenience. The lessons quizzes and chapter tests will reinforce the material that is presented to you and you will get immediate feedback.
How It Helps
- Supports different types of learning: You will learn different techniques that allow you to make the most of the space, materials and tools in your classroom to cater different learning styles.
- Identifies assessment types: Learn about the different forms of assessment and the appropriate situations that are suitable for each type of assessment.
- Teaches how to apply data and adjust: You will be able to effectively gather data on students and then use that data to make adjustments to your classroom.
When you have completed these lessons, you will be able to:
- Understand how to apply learning modalities to students' unique abilities
- Learn how to apply your own strengths to the classroom
- Recall the different assessment types and how to appropriately use each
- Review formative assessment and its importance
- Translate assessment data into something that can be used towards your classroom
1. Identifying & Understanding Learning Modalities
In this lesson, we will explore various ways to help teachers determine the learning modalities of their individual students, and show them how to help students understand their own abilities.
2. Using Your Strengths to Accommodate Learning Styles
We talk about teaching to our student's style of learning, but do you know your own? This lesson will guide you in determining your own and offers tips on how to use your strengths to accommodate all types of learning in the classroom.
3. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments
Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.
4. What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples
Formative assessment can help teachers plan the most effective instruction. In this lesson, you'll learn what formative assessments are, why they are important, and multiple strategies that you can implement in the classroom.
5. Benefits of Using Assessment Data to Drive Instruction
Assessments are powerful tools that can give you precise data about student learning. Using that data to drive instruction is incredibly important for effective teaching. This lesson will detail some benefits of using data to drive instruction.
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