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Workshop Model

~ In order to determine if students are "getting it," immediate assessment needs to take place. The most effective is authentic assessment through __conferencing__ with students. This formative assessment technique provides feedback for the students as well as data for the teacher.

~ The best time for this to take place is during the time that students can put into practice what was taught. As students are applying their understanding through __active engagement__, teachers can confer with students during this student independent practice time.

~ The teacher can then __learn what strengths and weaknesses the students have,__ as well as provide the students with immediate feedback.

~This can __drive instruction__ in a variety of ways:

- immediate* interventions* can take place.

- teachers can determine readiness, interest, and learning styles to *differentiate*.

- *strategy groups* can be formed to address students with similar needs.

- teachers can *modify their next day's* *lesson* based on data collected.

* In a 45 minute period,*

the workshop model could look like this:

8 Minutes- Do Now/Connect

- Students complete a review from the day before or a warm up for the day’s lesson while the teacher checks for homework completion.

- Teacher reviews 1-3 problems/questions from the homework.

- Teacher identifies the teaching point of the day and how it connects to the students’ learning.

12 Minutes- Mini-Lesson

- Instruction takes place

- Teacher exemplifies concept to students:

~model

~show examples

~guided practice

~inquiry-based discussion

- Teacher gives students a quick chance to practice concept together (Turn and Talk).

- Teacher listens in to verify understanding.

20 Minutes- Active Engagement

-Students are given the chance to practice and apply what has just been taught.

-Teacher then confers with students, either individually, in pairs, or in strategy groups, to monitor understanding and proper application of concepts.

-Anecdotal notes are taken.

5 Minutes- Closure

-A student or two may share work.

- The teacher reviews the day’s concept and connects it to past and future lessons.

- An exit ticket may be given.

- Homework is provided.

the workshop model could look like this: