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2-Stage Assessments: Teach while you Test!

January 7 @ 13:30 - 15:00

Imagine a test in which your students not only demonstrate what they have learned but also emerge with a deeper understanding of the concepts, eager to continue learning! The 2-stage assessment is an approach that engages students in learning while they write quizzes, tests, and even final exams. This webinar will take the form of a panel discussion that explains the basics of the technique and, importantly, it will provide an opportunity to answer your questions about how to use 2-stage assessments effectively at the college and university levels; as well as the important questions regarding whether and how it has been used for high-stakes exams.

We have gathered an impressive panel of colleagues from 4 institutions across the country, including Carleton University, University of British Columbia (UBC), McGill University, and John Abbott College, who have substantial experience implementing this approach, and have continued to do so as their classes moved online. Don’t miss this opportunity to join in this discussion that can change the way students think about assessment.
There will be plenty of time for Q&A and participants are welcome to share their own ideas and experiences.

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Phoebe Jackson: Phoebe is a physics teacher at John Abbott College in Montreal and a SALTISE S4 Fellow. Phoebe has been designing and implementing active learning in her teaching for more than 16 years and was the recipient of the 2020 Best Practice & Pedagogical Innovators Award from SALTISE. She has been using 2-stage assessments in her classroom for the last 3 years, both in-person and online. Prior to her position at John Abbott College, Phoebe taught elementary through high school in a variety of locations including British Columbia, India, Australia, and Quebec. She also has also worked as a sessional lecturer in math and science education at McGill University. Phoebe received her B.Sc. (Hons.) and B.Ed. at the University of British Columbia and her Ph.D. in Education at McGill University.

Alice Cherestes: Alice holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry and is an award winner Senior Faculty Lecturer in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She believes in acknowledging the students’ voices and needs in her teaching as important parts of the learning experience. Her passion for teaching led her to find new ways to improve student learning. She is also a recent graduate of the NIST Scientific Teaching short course.

Jackie Stewart: Jackie is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia. From 2010-2017, she was the Chemistry departmental Director for the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative, which transformed over 180 courses in the Faculty of Science to include active learning. As an educational psychologist, her research interests span the areas of self-regulated learning, emotions, assessment, and inclusion. She is passionate about helping students learn to use research-tested study strategies and supporting faculty to adopt evidence-based instructional methods.

Martha Mullally

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January 7
13:30 - 15:00