Uncovering Student Ideas in Science Series
Science Formative Assessment Probes K-12+
- Elicit common misconceptions
- Assessments that inform instruction
- Assessments that promote learning
- NSTA's best-selling assessment series!
Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics Series
Mathematics Formative Assessment Probes K-12+
- Elicit common errors and misconceptions
- Assessment that informs instruction
- Assessment that promotes learning
- QUEST Cycle for teachers as researchers
Formative Assessment Practical Strategies Series
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- FACTs- Formative Assessment Classroom Techniques
- Link assessment, instruction, and learning
- Build a repertoire of purposeful, effective strategies
- Promote student success through continuous assessment
Looking for an opportunity to engage in formative assessment professional development with author and presenter, Page Keeley? NSTA is offering an online short course in three sessions- April 18, 25, and May 2. To learn more about the course, Moving Toward NGSS- Using Formative Assessment to Link Instruction and Learning, access the syllabus, and register, go to: http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/online_courses/NGSS_ShortCourse.aspx
NSTA, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is delivering a massive open online course (MOOC) titled: Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life. The course will be hosted by MIT professor Eric Lander, who was one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project. Page Keeley will be leading the pedagogical discussion on formative assessment of students' ideas related to biological concepts. For information about the free MIT course and Page's web seminar session, go to Introduction to Biology: The Secret if Life Pedagogical Implications Discussion Session 3.
Looking for correlations between the USI formative assessment probes and the Next Generation Science Standards (currently in development)? Click here to access correlation guides that link the core ideas in the K-12 Framework for Science Education to related formative assessment probes from the USI series. These probes can be used to uncover students' preconceptions related to a core idea or formativeley assess the extent to which students understand the core idea.
Interested in acquiring e-versions of the probes? You can now purchase Uncovering Student Ideas in Science e-licenses from NSTA for your school or district. Click here to for more information.
Page Keeley presented several sessions on Formative Assessment at the April 2013 NSTA Conference in San Antonio. A real highloght was seeing other educators present sessions using the Uncovering Student Ideas probes and the formative assessment classroom techniques (FACTs). These science specialists from the Boston Public Schools gave an outstanding presentation on formative assessment.
Science educators from New England attend a Formative Assessment and Inquiry workshop March 9, 2013 with Page Keeley at the Museum of Science in Boston, held at their Educator Resource Center.
A great group of leaders from the Texas Regional Collaboratives met at the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences for a two-day immersion into Science Formative Assessment.
This bright and talented group of pre-service teachers from Bowling Green State University attended my talk and workshop at the Northwest Ohio STEM Speaks series in Toledo, OH. It was a pleasure to meet these inspirational future teachers and their wonderful professor, Dr. Emilio Duran!
Science formative assessment colleagues (teachers, administrators, professional developers, professors)- join me on a professional journey to China- the trip of a life time! As the leader of the People-to-People Citizen Ambassador Science Education Delegation, we will be visiting K-12 schools and universities and participate in educational exchanges with Chinese educators (including sharing our formative assessment techniques), as well as visit several amazing cultural sites in Beijing, Xi'an, and Kunming.This is my third trip to China and I invite you to join me (and bring a spouse or guest)! For more information about the trip and how to register, click here. If you would like to read our journal from the 2010 trip to China to learn more about what our trips are like, click here. I hope you can join me for this amazing experience!
Page Keeley receives the National Science Education Leadership Association's (NSELA) Outstanding Leadership in Science Education Award (OLISE) at the Annual Members Breakfast during the NSTA San Antonio National Conference. This prestigious award recognizes and honors an NSELA member, who, through their professional work, has demonstrated outstanding leadership in science education at the school, district, county, regional, and/or national level.
Coming soon: Uncovering Primary Students' Ideas about Science- 25 Formative Assessment Probes for Grades K-2. This newest volume in the USI series, due to be released this summer, contains 25 probes that are more visual in nature with suggestions for using them in talk formats with young children. Click here for a draft pdf sample of Is It Living? Click here to download a flyer about the new book.
See Author, Page Keeley, discuss the NSTA Uncovering Student Ideas series on YouTube video!