Second, we are still developing the use of @dataeducators excellent Exam Feedback Tool investigating the within question variation and inter-class variations in assessment. Identifying areas for re-teaching, to address misunderstanding or learning blind spots and opportunities for teacher collaboration. Why don’t you join us? I say us, Paul Kearley (Curriculum Leader for Science at The Wellington Academy) and I, at our sessions at #TLT15.
Today the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) released their Annual Report and Accounts 2014−15. Now, I have no interest in their accounts however I do have an interest in examination regulation. I wondered if there was anything I could learn from the report? Ofqual oversees 160 awarding organisations that offer qualifications in England. “Validity, fairness .... Read more and bookmark.
Gill Walker leads on Personalised Learning. Irregularly she sends us a PD prod. Last week was a Ted Talk, this week was a link to the National Autistic Society “My World” programme – featuring an interview with no other than “Christopher” from Channel 4’s Educating the East End. By all accounts, Christopher was an inspirational pupil at Frederick Bremer .... Read more and bookmark.
I have been in awe of the Tour de France (Tour de Force) ever since I read Lance Armstrong’s autobiography. It’s Not About the Bike became the pre, pre-season reading for our college footballers (SIUE) leaving them little excuse to complain during our own double season pre-season, cold at the track in the morning, sweltering in the late afternoon Illinois heat. I continue to read .... Read more and bookmark.
Before the academic year comes to a close, I am already starting to think about next year… I was desperately disappointed to miss #Edfest15 this year and have already had to decline an invitation from the wonderful Rachel Jones (@rlj1981) booked Ofqual meeting. With those two loses in mind, I am determined to make a better effort with my calendaring. I went in search of Professional .... Read more and bookmark.