Overwhelmed by the endless cycle of tests, quizzes, and oral exams? 🤯
Imagine another weekend swallowed by grading, constantly second-guessing if you're even assessing your students effectively.
It's draining, isn't it?
Enough is enough.
Break free from the grading grind with the Assessment Academy.
We've distilled decades of experience into a step-by-step course designed to turn you into an assessment pro—fast.
Look, we all know teaching a language isn't a walk in the park.
It's not just about drilling vocab lists or dissecting grammar rules till you're blue in the face.
Nah, it's much more than that.
It's about equipping your students with the skills to understand, communicate, and function in a new linguistic landscape.
That's what real teaching is about.
Now, let's get real for a second.
If teaching is the heart of the operation, assessment is like the pulse check.
You need to know you're making an impact, right?
But let's face it, the grading grind can be a soul-sucking experience.
Endless quizzes, exams, and oh, those dreaded oral assessments that just seem to open up a Pandora's box of grading inconsistencies.
Enter the Assessment Academy.
Trust me, this isn't just another run-of-the-mill course you scroll through and forget.
This is your lifeline, your toolkit, your road map—whatever you want to call it—to becoming an assessment superstar.
We're talking about breaking down proficiency-based grading, perfecting rubrics, and even diving into tech tools that can make your assessment process a breeze.
It's the full package, designed by educators for educators.
So why settle for being just another language teacher when you can be the one whose assessments actually resonate?
Who capture not just memorization, but understanding, proficiency, and real-world application?
This is your chance to turn the mundane task of grading into a fine art.
The course tackles this head-on by introducing time-saving assessment techniques and automated tools. Streamline your grading process without compromising on accuracy.
We delve into proficiency-based grading and rubric development to ensure that your assessments are consistent and transparent. Calibrate your approach through hands-on exercises and peer evaluations.
These are often the hardest to gauge. The Assessment Academy provides proven strategies to accurately and quickly assess listening and speaking, making these daunting tasks manageable.
The course teaches you how to customize assessments to fit your students' diverse needs and levels. Learn how to differentiate while maintaining fairness and rigor.
We focus on performance-based assessments that measure how well students can actually use the language in real-world contexts, not just on paper.
If you're baffled by the array of tech tools available, we've got you covered. The course introduces user-friendly technologies for assessment that even the least tech-savvy teacher can master.
Learn how to integrate ongoing, formative assessments into your teaching without eating up precious classroom time. Make every moment count.
Assessment isn't just for you or the students; it's also for administrators, parents, and other stakeholders. Learn how to present assessment data in an understandable and actionable way.
The field of second-language acquisition is ever-evolving. Our course content is rooted in the latest research and best practices to keep you ahead of the curve.
Many language teachers feel isolated in their professional growth. The Assessment Academy offers a collaborative learning environment where you can share, learn, and grow with fellow educators.
If any of those resonate with you, then the Assessment Academy is just answer you've been looking for!
Now imagine a classroom where grading doesn't eat up your weekends but rather happens smoothly, integrated with your daily teaching.
Assessments in this classroom are not disconnected, high-stress events, but meaningful, real-world exercises that students find valuable.
The rubrics are tailored, laser-focused on measuring genuine understanding and real-world language application—not just rote memorization.
Picture this: Your students, engaged like never before, are keenly aware that the assessments you administer are directly linked to their learning objectives and even their broader life goals.
In this environment, feedback is not a one-off; it's a continuous dialogue that empowers students to improve and refine their skills.
In a nutshell, your classroom becomes a thriving ecosystem where the line between teaching and assessment is beautifully blurred, creating a cycle of constant growth and engagement.
This vision for your classroom is not just possible—it's precisely what the Assessment Academy is designed to help you achieve.
Over the course of the 10 webinars and one BONUS class, we'll cover a wide range of topics essential to teaching you Assessment Success!
1. Proficiency-Based Grading
Sunday, September 24 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Take the guesswork out of grading. Learn how to align your assessments with proficiency levels and really see where your students are at.
2. Basics of Assessment in Language Education
Sunday, October 1 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
All assessments are not created equal. Know the difference and when to use each type.
3. Creating Effective Listening Assessments
Sunday, October 8 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
How do you know they're really listening? We'll help you design assessments that make sure of it.
4. Crafting Reading Assessments
Sunday, October 15 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Say goodbye to basic comprehension questions. This is where the real-world application kicks in.
5. Writing Assessment Techniques
Sunday, October 22 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Uncover the secrets to assessing writing without losing your weekends to grading.
6. Speaking Assessment Methods
Sunday, October 29 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Your students won't freeze during oral exams when you learn these strategies.
7. Feedback and Data Analysis
Sunday, November 5 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Feedback that students can actually use? Yeah, it's possible. And, it can help you too.
8. Designing Rubrics
Sunday, November 12 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Efficient rubrics save time and improve consistency. We'll even test them out together.
9. Tech Tools for Assessment
Sunday, November 19 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Get a live demo on some of the coolest tech tools to make your grading life easier.
10. Time-Saving Assessment Strategies
Sunday, December 3 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Speed up your grading without cutting corners. It's not too good to be true, promise.
BONUS: Let's Assess Together!
Sunday, December 10 at 8a Pacific/11a Eastern Time
Submit student writing and speaking samples that we'll assess together!
I'm a teacher just like you!
I've been using comprehension-based methods to teach language for over 20 years.
And I've been working on grading and assessment since 2002 when I was tired of seeing kids pass my class but couldn't actually use the language.
Are you as frustrated by that as I was?
In this course, I'm going to walk you through all the basics to get you started towards assessment success in your classroom!
You'll be spending less time on assessments, even less time on grading them, all with getting even better results!
Let's Do This!
By joining the Assessment Academy, you'll not only gain access to these transformative webinars but also become part of a vibrant community of language educators dedicated to excellence in teaching.
Live Webinars: Participate in interactive live webinars led by an experienced CI practitioner.
On-Demand Access: Can't make it to every session? No problem! All webinars will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing.
Exclusive Resources: Access a wealth of additional resources, including worksheets, lesson plans, and recommended readings.
Community Support: Connect with fellow educators, share ideas, and receive ongoing support through our dedicated online community.
Don't let the struggles of outdated assessment methods hold you back any longer.
Are you tired of the endless cycle of quizzes, rote memorization tests, and inconsistent grading?
Feel like you're spending more time assessing than actually teaching?
It's time for a change.
Join the Assessment Academy and transform not just your grading game, but your entire approach to teaching language.
Uncover effective, efficient, and enlightening methods that align with your students' needs and your own goals.
It's not just about grading—it's about fostering meaningful learning through actionable insights.
Find your SUCCESS!
Think about those moments when a student's eyes light up because they've finally "gotten it"—that's the magic we live for as teachers, right?
But how can you truly gauge if they've mastered the intricacies of language or are simply good at memorizing for the next test?
And what about those kids who shine in everyday conversation but freeze up on exams?
Don't they deserve a fair shot too?
Your students are more than just grades on a paper; they're young minds eager to explore the world through a new language.
They deserve assessments that measure their true abilities and inspire them to reach new heights.
And guess what?
You have the power to give them just that.
The Assessment Academy is designed to turn you into the assessment superstar your students need.
This is where you'll find the strategies to create meaningful, efficient, and fair assessments that resonate with every type of learner in your classroom.
Dive into rubric creation that captures more than just grammar skills, explore proficiency-based grading that reflects real-world application, and master the tech tools that make your assessment process not just faster, but better.
Don't let another semester go by with lackluster assessments that don't do justice to your students' potential.
Give them the best educational experience they can get.
Make the choice to elevate your assessment game today.
You'll have access to the all of the replays through December 31, 2024.
We got you! Once the webinar has aired, you'll gain access to the replay with your username and login.
30 days or more prior to event: 100% refundable
29 – 21 days prior to event: 75% refundable
20 – 14 days prior to event: 50% refundable
13 – 7 days prior to event: 25% refundable
less than 7 days prior to event: 0% refundable
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