Scenario: We are your students. Using one of the authentic assessment tasks you developed during this workshop, introduce the task to us and how it will be measured.Your presentation will be evaluated based on the following rubric:
Task linked with course student learning outcomes or institutional learning outcomes.
Task immerses students and provides real-world experience.
Directions for tasks are clear, and explicit.
The assessment provides measurable and clear criteria using a rubric
Research and Share:What is your industry looking for from graduates of your program?
Using the Internet, research the above question.
Scenario: You are an employer seeking to hire new graduates of Leeward CC. Create a visually appealing job flyer describing the characteristics of the employee you wish to hire. You may use PowerPoint, Smore, FlyerLizard, or any other online poster service.
Contact your industry person and make an appointment or do a phone interview. Consider how you can involve industry in your classroom.
Ideas may include:
Ask professionals who do the work the students are training to do for suggestions of projects, terminology, and standards they would ask their employees to complete of follow.
Convene panels of industry professionals and educators to review and critique tasks and assessments.
Invite industry professionals to attend student presentations and then provide feedback on the professionalism of the work presented. Their feedback can be incorporated into a graded assessment or serve as a more informal formative assessment.
Invite industry professionals to serve as subject matter experts for your class, host a threaded discussion or online webinar for questions and feedback to students.
“Learning methods that are embedded in authentic situations are not merely useful; they are essential.”
– Brown, Collins & Duguid. 1989
We applaud each of you for your willingness and dedication to the craft of teaching. You have signed up for this track because of your focus on your students’ success. You will answer questions such as “How are my students demonstrating what they have learned?” and “Are their products relevant in the real world?”
We look forward to a week of deeper learning about assessment, collaboration, and yes, fun!