On-Demand Learning

 

This series of learning modules is aimed at supporting educators and leaders to use assessment and data as tools to transform teaching and learning. Individuals can work through the content on their own in Canvas. It is encouraged to utilize the downloadable reflection questions, facilitation guides, and activities with a group of teachers or as a curriculum ´╗┐for professional learning.

The learning series is differentiated through two paths: one for teachers and one for leaders. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are awarded through Canvas for course completion.

If you do not have an MDE Canvas account, once you click on the links below, select the “I am a new user” radio button, and you will be prompted to enter your email, first and last name, and agree to the Acceptable use policy. Select “Enroll in Course” and then select “Go to the Course” to access the module content. Note: You will receive an email asking you to finish setting up your account, by creating your password for future logins.

 

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Teacher Online Learning Modules

Strand 1: System Thinking for Teachers

Strand 2: Assessment Literacy for Teachers

(Available in early January 2023)

  • Eliciting Quality Evidence of Student Learning*
  • Using Minnesota State Summative Assessment Data for Instructional Decision Making
  • Evaluating and Designing Classroom Assessments
  • Analyzing and Giving Feedback to Student Work
  • Performance Assessments

Strand 3: Formative Assessment for Teachers

(Available in February 2023) 

  • Getting Started with Formative Assessment*
  • Evidence-Use in Formative Assessment
  • Eliciting Evidence during Learning
  • Lesson Planning in Formative Assessment*
  • Making Learning Visible

Strand 4: Data Use for Improvement and Equity

(Available in March 2023)

  • Linking Formative Assessment and Student Agency
  • Data Use for Instructional Improvement and Equity*
  • Data Use with an Equity Mindset

Module titles indicated with a (*) represent content offered in both the educator and leader sequences, but with role-specific reflection and application activities.

 

Leader Online Learning Modules

Each strand includes slides, videos, community of practice activities, and tools to be used for application in leadership contexts.

Strand 1: Systems Thinking

  • Module 1: Introduction to Data and Assessment Literacy*
  • Module 2: Balanced, Comprehensive and Equitable Assessment Systems*
  • Module 3: The Role of Statewide Assessments in a Balanced, Comprehensive and Equitable Assessment System*
  • Module 4: Leading a Balanced, Comprehensive and Equitable Local System of Assessment

Strand 2: Assessment Literacy

(Available in February 2023)

  • Eliciting Quality Evidence of Student Learning*
  • Using Minnesota Statewide Assessment Data for System Improvement
  • Evaluating Interim and Benchmark Assessments
  • Assessment for Leadership and Equity

Strand 3: Leading Formative Assessment

(Available in March 2023)

  • Getting Started with Formative Assessment*
  • Instructional Leadership to Support Formative Assessment
  • Classroom Observation and Feedback to Support Evidence-Use
  • Lesson Planning in Formative Assessment*
  • The Leaders' Role in Supporting a Learning Culture, Student Identity and Agency

Strand 4: Data Use for Improvement and Equity

(Available in May 2023)

  • Data Use for Improvement and Equity*
  • Data Use with an Equity Mindset for Leaders: Building a Culture
  • Using Data to Drive Improvement
  • Communicating about Data

 Module titles indicated with a (*) represent content offered in both the educator and leader sequences, but with role-specific reflection and application activities.