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Course Description

Assessment is a vital tool in education, yet assessment can be a daunting and terrifying part of learning for most students.

Negative experiences stemming from tests, assignments and other assessment activities can haunt a student throughout their entire educational journey. Getting to the bottom of this is really important for any educator. What if assessment could provoke excitement instead of causing chills?

The pathway to educational success is when a student has confidence in their abilities and is able to take risks in their learning. The big red cross is an inhibitor to both risk taking and learning and has very little pedagogical value.

As educators, we learn very little from just making the red mark at the end of any sum, test or assignment. Conversely, appreciating and understanding the merit of assessment for learning is a means to:

  1. identify entry skills

  2. inform future learning 

  3. arm teachers with a set of skills that promote and elevate the learning experience.


F-10 teachers

Teaching Standards

2.3.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Curriculum, assessment and reporting: Design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.

 3.6.2 Proficient Level - Plan for and implement Effective Teaching and Learning - Evaluate and improve teaching programs: Evaluate personal teaching and learning programs using evidence, including feedback from students and student assessment data, to inform planning.

5.4.2 Proficient Level - Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning - Interpret student data: Use student assessment data to analyse and evaluate student understanding of subject/content, identifying interventions and modifying teaching practice

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$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction & Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Professional Standards

    • Welcome to Country

  • 2

    Module One: Introduction to Assessment

    • What is Assessment?

    • Why Should We Avoid the Big Red Cross

    • Why is Assessment Integral to Successful Learning?

    • It's Not Just About a Correct or Incorrect Answer

    • Activity: Multiple Choice Quiz

  • 3

    Module Two: Types of Assessment

    • The Various Types of Assessment

    • Formative Assessment

    • Summative Assessment

    • Assessment For, Of and As Learning

    • Activity: Assessment for, of and as learning (Multiple Choice)

  • 4

    Module Three: Assessment to Promote Success in Learning

    • Considering Diverse Learners

    • Universal Design for Learning and Assessment

    • UDL and Assessment Reflection

    • Building Resilience and Risk-Taking in Learning

    • The Role of Anxiety in Assessment

    • The Gamification of Learning

  • 5

    Module Four: Assessment Strategies

    • Assessment as a Personalised Approach

    • P for Positivity in Assessment

    • Activity: Reflection - Positivity in Assessment

    • Final Assessment: Multiple Choice Quiz

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Please take few minutes to give us your feedback

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Karina Barley

Karina Barley

Karina Barley (PhD) is an internationally recognised educational consultant specialising in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist. Karina is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches, Karina integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

Dr Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

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