Macmillan Online Conference "Spring school 2023"
28 Березня 16:00
Шановні колеги, запрошуємо на щорічну онлайн конференцію для вчителів англійської мови
Macmillan Education Ukraine: “Spring School 2023” Online Conference 28 – 29 March
28 March, Tuesday
Реєстрація за посиланням : https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t3sgRHJFT6KKArZe7zeVJw
Assessing different forms of assessment in your primary classroom
There are many questions concerning introducing various forms of assessment, especially when talking about lower primary English teaching. What are the most effective methods for evaluating young learners? Are some of them more or less appropriate for this age group? How to assess in a way that is fair and clear for our young learners? How to fit these different methods into the official requirements and the curriculum? How to make sure the feedback we give has some real value and contributes to our students' language development? The list is endless!
In this session, I will have a look at both summative and formative ways of evaluating our primary students' work and reflect on the benefits and drawbacks of both. I will also share some methods of combining them so you can fulfil the official assessment criteria and at the same time make sure that your students get clear feedback – and feed-forward! – on their learning. Some illustration will come from Academy Stars.
17.00 – 18.00 – Czesław Kiński
How to use formative assessment strategies at the end of the year in upper-primary school
According to growth mindset research, people who achieve long-term success are not usually the ones who are the most talented, but the ones who can maintain motivation in face of adversity. Truth be told, learning a language means dealing with obstacles, losing motivation and having to deal with discouragement. All of us are aware that while most teenage learners are quite competent at receptive skills, they sometimes experience negative emotions connected with language production, i.e., expressing themselves in speaking and writing.
In my session, I would like to demonstrate how we can use end-of year assessment to show our upper-primary students how much they have actually learnt, as well as what they should do in the future to improve their active English competence. I’m going to focus on the role of formative assessment in giving feedback on our students’ speaking and writing skills. As usual, you’ll be leaving my session equipped with some food for thought and practical ideas to use when planning your end-of-year assessment activities. Some examples in my presentation will come from All Clear, a course for upper-primary learners designed and published by Macmillan.