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This course covers assessment practices for educators that use multi-modal learning and assessment to improve student success. The course will be delivered to the standard expected in teacher education PD and include such terminology including: curriculum, rubric, assessment, learning styles, criteria and, education.
This course will be structured into sections focused on:
This course is packed with content to help you get through including: readings, video lectures, quizzes and a practical project.
This course is designed for those who already work as an educator (at grades; including tertiary and vocational) and those who are studying to work as an educator, to better understand how to assist students through developing assessment items that improve student success in their dominant learning area and highlights specific areas for improvements in the students weaker modalities.
The course should take approximately a week to complete at a minimum.
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|Section 1: Introdution to the course|
Welcome and introduction to Building Multi-Modal Assessments to Improve Student Success from course instructor Nathan Watts
|Section 2: Learning modalities|
Understand the theory behind the VARK learning modalities and the was in which different learners interpret information.
Try out the VARK Inventory test to determine what style of learner you are
VARK Learning Modalities
|Section 3: Multi-modal assessments|
While curriculum content differs from state to state/Provence/territory and around the globe. This lecture looks at a typical curriculum content and the flaws that prevent student achievement.
Incorporating Multi-Modal Assessments into Curriculum
|Section 4: Assessing students|
Assessing Students using Multi-Modal Assessment
Assessing students multi-modally
|Section 5: Assessment|
Complete the assessment item along with the lectures and quizzes to complete the course.
Working in the education sector for the last seven years, Nathan has worked as an assistant educator and teachers aide in the primary sector, outdoor education coordinator with Scouts Association of Queensland, Area Trainer for Red Rooster Foods Pty Ltd and a curriculum resource developer with Australia leading private RTO developing and delivering courses in business.
Nathan is qualified in secondary education (specializing in Health and Physical Education and, Film and Media Studies), Adult and Vocational Education, Outdoor Education, Counseling and Business.
Nathan looks toward doing his doctoral degree with a focus on delivering specialized curriculum's for learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders to improve social skills and leadership abilities.
Nathan has developed a series of learning lesson's in outdoor recreation with his peers in his third year of his degree which have been published by Pearsons Australia and published several educational papers which include:
-Coupling Students Dominant Learning Styles to Improve Academic Performance
-Using the Curriculum to Promote Safe Learning Environments for LGBTIQ Students
-Implicit Learning Classrooms
-The Equity Divide A disquisition on how a range of socio-cultural issues impact on the educational experiences and outcomes of students and schools.
-Dungeons and Dragons - Narrative Play
-From Policy to Practice: a Review of Select Policy and the Societal Factors of it's Implementation
-Inclusion Practices in the Australian Education Spectrum
Nathan is also working on two psychological theories which include:
- Spectrum of social cognitive development
- Superficial Social Conditioning Theory