We will be streaming the webinar below in the library at BRHS Thursday January 26. We will begin at 2:45 with snacks. We will have copies of the book available and a short discussion afterwards with those that can stay.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students
Feedback is an important component of the formative assessment process. The power of feedback lies in giving students the information they need to learn and improve. At the same time, if the feedback is clear and the next steps are doable, the feedback also gives students the confidence and motivation to move forward in their learning. However, research on feedback uncovers its Jekyll-and-Hyde character. Not all studies about feedback show positive effects. Two other things must happen in order for even well-crafted feedback to be effective. First, the feedback event must be an episode of learning for both teachers and students. Second, students must have an immediate opportunity to use the feedback.
This webinar, presented by Susan Brookhart and based on her book How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, Second Edition, will explore characteristics of effective feedback messages delivered in the context of the formative learning cycle with those two other circumstances. Brookhart will use the metaphor of “three lenses” to do this: a microscope lens (looking at the feedback message up close), a camera lens (looking at a feedback episode as a snapshot of learning), and a telescope lens (looking for further learning).SpeakersSusan Brookhart
Author and Consultant
Susan Brookhart is an independent educational consultant and author based in Helena, Montana. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education at Duquesne University. She was the 2007–2009 editor of Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, a journal of the National Council on Measurement in Education, and she is currently an Associate Editor of Applied Measurement in Education. She is the author or coauthor of 17 books and more than 70 articles and book chapters on classroom assessment, teacher professional development, and evaluation.
Hope to see you there.