Feedback presentation for AMLE 2012 Portland OR

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Feedback is fundamental:   The importance of providing effective feedback to middle level students:

Feedback is fundamental : The importance of providing effective feedback to middle level students Alicia Wenzel Western Oregon University Curriculum & Assessment Specialist (former middle school teacher)

Agenda:

Agenda Introductions Why are we here? What do you want to get out of this? What is feedback? Purpose? Types? Giving Effective Feedback What works and why? Strategies to help all involved. Parting words… 2:00-2:10 2:15-2:30 3:10-3:15 2:30-2:45 2:45-3:10 Benefits & challenges to feedback? What’s your take? Strategies, supports, roadblocks?

What is feedback?:

Feedback “helps learners to maximize their potential at different stages of training, raise their awareness of strengths and areas for improvement, and identify actions to be taken to improve performance.” (London Deanery) Feedback is part of the overall dialogue or interaction between teacher and learner, not a one-way communication. (London Deanery) “Feedback can be the information that drives the process, or it can be a stumbling block that derails the process.” ( Brookhart , 2008) Discuss with neighbor… What is feedback?

Comparing Feedback and Evaluation:

Feedback Evaluation Timing Timely /Continuous Scheduled Setting Informal Formal Content Objective / Subjective Objective Scope Specific Actions Global Purpose Used to Promote Steady Growth and Progress Grading & Comparing Students How are these different? Comparing Feedback and Evaluation http://www.pharmacy.vcu.edu/sub/exper/docs/Student%20Feedback.pdf

Purpose & types of feedback:

Purpose To help students learn Where am I going? How am I to get there? What next? Formative Descriptive Evaluative TYpes Purpose & types of feedback Examples of each?

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To reduce discrepancies between current understandings / performance and a desired goal THE DISCREPANCY CAN BE REDUCED BY: Teachers Provide appropriate, challenging, and specific goals; Assist students in reaching goals through e ffective strategies Students Increase effort and use of more effective strategies ; Abandoning blurring or lowering the goals EFFECTIVE FEEDBACK ANSWERS THREE QUESTIONS: Feed Up Where am I going? (The Goals) Feed Back How am I going? Feed Forward Where to next? PURPOSE Hattie & Timperley’s Feedback Model http://www.columbia.edu/~mvp19/ETF/Feedback.pdf

Purpose & types appropriate for ML:

Purpose & types appropriate for ML What else?

Benefits & challenges to feedback:

benefits Evaluate students’ own knowledge Identify strengths & weaknesses Make continual adjustments to improve performance Sees teachers are interested in helping students strengthen knowledge & skills Time consuming & repetitious Giving prompt feedback Students ignoring feedback Being specific and actionable Reframing ‘weaknesses’ as areas for growth Concerned with students’ reaction challenges Benefits & challenges to feedback Your thoughts???

How does this relate to: -Feedback? -Student Success? -Improved T/S Relationship? And, what else did you get out of this (as it relates to our topic today and your work?) :

How does this relate to: - Feedback? -Student Success? -Improved T/S Relationship? And, what else did you get out of this (as it relates to our topic today and your work?) How coaching works (video)

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EX: A Borrowed from : The School District of Lee County, CSDC in conjunction with Cindy Harrison, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

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EX: B Borrowed from : The School District of Lee County, CSDC in conjunction with Cindy Harrison, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

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EX:C Borrowed from : The School District of Lee County, CSDC in conjunction with Cindy Harrison, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Other feedback ideas?:

Other feedback ideas? Based on the three examples: What are effective feedback strategies & practices you use? Why these? Why for this level? Think, pair, share using the “prompts to ponder”…5 minutes

Effective feedback practices:

#1-Model giving and using feedback. #2- Design lessons in which students use feedback on previous work to produce better work. “Re-do” opportunities New, but, similar assignments for the same LOs. Opportunities to for connections (feedback received and improvement in Ss work) Effective feedback practices ( Brookhart, 2008)

Effective feedback practices:

# 3-Teach students self- and peer assessment skills to: Teach students from where feedback comes. Increase students’ interest in feedback Answer students’ questions. Develop self-regulation skills #4- Be clear about the learning target and the criteria for good work. Assignments of value and interest. Relevant assignments. Clear directions & rubrics. Students involvement in assessments Students use rubrics throughout process Effective feedback practices

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Feedback tips to avoid common pitfalls

Here are some other possibilities: :

JING.COM: Using JING to give paperless feedback and another JING example with feedback for students VOICETHREAD.COM how to use voicethread.com. Here are some other possibilities:

Resources: :

Resources: Resources from today (and some additional goodies) can be found on our Feedback Symbaloo and in: McMillan, J. H. (2011). Classroom assessment: Principles and practice for effective instruction (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon. “ The most powerful single innovation that enhances achievement is feedback .” (John Hattie)

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Parting words…Questions? Feedback?

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