The next Roosevelt University Balanced Literacy Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, November 15, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in Wabash 1111. We are excited about the title of the workshop: The Power of Formative Feedback in the Balanced Literacy Classroom: A Step-By-Step Guide. Admission to the workshop is free for all students, faculty, and alumni of Roosevelt University. Registration is not required.
The goal of the workshop will be to look closely at the formative feedback process during the 110 minutes of literacy (read-alouds, guided reading, centers and independent reading and writing). Some of the topics that we hope to cover include the following:
· What is effective formative feedback and who receives it?
· Closing the learning gap through feedback
· Formative assessment in real-time
· Timing of feedback to students and parents
· Feedback to enhance student self-monitoring
· What formative feedback is NOT
We will have a collection of examples for each of the tenets of balanced literacy and a set of feedback tools for your own use.
This will be a “hands on” workshop and teachers will have opportunities to look at student data and reflect on feedback that will move students forward in their learning processes.
The tentative dates for the remaining workshops to be held over the rest of the year are: November 15, 2014; January 10, 2015; March 14, 2015; and May 2, 2015.