SNAP is offering two free hybrid MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).
Both courses follow a hybrid online/face-to-face format in slightly different ways. Course 1 is highly recommended before Course 2.
Course 1. Performance Assessment in the NGSS Classroom: Implications for Practice.
This course is about how short performance assessments can be used to support NGSS instruction.
Participants watch instructional videos on their own and complete assignments collaboratively with groups of colleagues. If you would like to do the course as an individual we will provide support for you to join a virtual group for the assignments.
This course will be open Sept 30th, 2019 and can be taken any time after then. It is self-paced and we estimate that it takes approximately 12-15 hours to complete.
Registration will remain open indefinitely. Many more details about the course and its structure are available on the registration page. There is also an orientation video at the beginning of the course to help you with your planning.
Course 2. Developing Instructionally-Embedded Performance Assessments for the NGSS Classroom.
This course is about developing 3-5 day performance assessments that are embedded into classroom instruction.
If you have substantial experience with NGSS we recommend that you at least skim through Course 1 (try double speed!) before beginning Course 2.
Participants work through the steps of developing an NGSS performance assessment in development teams of 2-4 while watching the instructional videos. Two or more development teams will get together for face-to-face meetings to provide feedback on the development at two points during the course.
This course will open in mid-October, 2019 and will remain open until the end of the course. It takes approximately 20-30 hours to complete (highly variable). Registration is not open yet.