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 recommended (but is not required) 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 September 17th-January 31st and it can be taken any time within those dates. It takes approximately 10 hours to complete.
Registration will remain open until the end of the course. Many more details about the course and its structure are available on the registration page.
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.
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 be run September 17th-January 31st. Registration will remain open until the end of the course. It takes approximately 20-30 hours to complete (highly variable).