Stretch student thinking with performance-based tasks.
With the continual increase of high-stakes assessments also comes the surge of professional development on designing performance-based tasks. Providing step-by-step insights, this book shows you how to incorporate performance tasks as a tool to teach, monitor, and extend student learning. If you’re ready to stretch your students’ thinking, grab a copy of this how-to guide to help you:
- Make instructional decisions based on student performance of learning tasks
- Incorporate learning progressions as an integral part of planning performance tasks
- Close the “knowing–doing” gap by focusing on considerations for successful implementation
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About the Author
Tracey Shiel has been in the field of education for over 25 years in several education positions including teacher, principal, school business administrator, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and interim superintendent. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Richmond, a Master’s in Reading Education from Syracuse University, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from the State University of New York in Oswego. She has been an educational consultant, in some capacity, since 2005 providing educational services nationally and internationally, including in Canada and Bermuda focusing on instruction, assessment, leadership coaching, and implementation. She presently is an author/consultant for Corwin and is a certified presenter for Visible Learning and Common Formative Assessments 2.0. Through her company, Thought Partners, she provides research-based educational services including leadership coaching, professional development, implementation planning and execution support, and special project educational services of the highest quality to support and develop educational leaders in leading classrooms, schools, and districts to superior academic performance. As a skilled communicator, Tracey is very adept at facilitating the development of Implementation Success Action Plans to achieve critical educational goals. Tracey Shiel was initially certified as a Leadership Performance Coach and she has also been certified as a Hallmarks Educational Coach. She has provided leadership coaching to Department of Education administrators, district administrators, building administrators, and instructional coaches to support the achievement of a critical project as well as to develop their leadership capacity and those around them. Presently, Tracey is refining her own leadership coaching model – Balanced Educational Leadership Coaching, which melds together coaching techniques, with mentoring, and consulting components. Tracey retains a passion for classroom instruction and assessment, specifically nonfiction reading and writing instructional strategies and performance tasks. She is well-versed with the Common Core State Standards, which emphasize Tracey’s passions. Tracey authored Engaging Students through Performance: Creating Performance Tasks to Monitor Student Learning (2011) and incorporated Common Core examples through the text. She brings a wealth real-world experience and researched-based knowledge to her presentations, coaching, and implementation support. She is a strong communicator and pays attention to details to provide the powerful educational services to her clients. As principal Dr. Susan Frampton states in referencing her coaching, My work with Tracy Shiel has benefitted my staff, community, and most importantly my students. Well versed with current research and the ability to affect change, Tracey supports me by asking the difficult questions that challenge my thinking. A guide, Tracey helped me clearly assess where we areas a school, plan where we are going, and monitor our progress. My work with Tracey gets results for my students and provides me with a safety net when the going gets tough. Tracey Shiel can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and TablesAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorIntroductionChapter 1. The Lasting Power of Performance TasksChapter 2. Building the Base: Begin With the End in MindChapter 3. Building the Base: Learning ProgressionsChapter 4. Building the Base: Going SOLO!Chapter 5. Performance Task AttributesChapter 6. Scoring Guides, aka RubricsChapter 7. Implementation ConsiderationsAppendix 1. Unit Planning Template: Performance TaskAppendix 2. Unit Planning Templates: Examples for Grades 3 and 11Appendix 3. Combined List: SOLO and NCEA VerbsAppendix 4. Unit Planning Template: Ideas for Products and PerformancesAppendix 5. Implementation Success Action Plan: GuidelinesAppendix 6. Implementation Success Action Plan: ExampleAppendix 7. Implementation Success Action Plan: Vision Versus RealityAppendix 8. Implementation Success Action Plan: TemplateReferencesIndex