"Eight teachers including our Principal from our small, PK-Grade 8 religious school in northwestern Wisconsin took a "Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support" course through SCT during spring/summer of 2013. As a result of the course, we learned much about PBIS and now we are continuing to develop and plan to implement a PBIS system. The instructor, Tammy Berg, worked with us along the way, and was extremely flexible in allowing us to work on many of the course projects as a team. Thank you Tammy! Looking forward to more professional development coursework with you in the future!"

Checking for Understanding:
Formative Assessments, Rubrics, and More!

Print Based Course Printed Course


When used regularly, formative assessments and rubrics enable every teacher to determine what students know and what they still need to learn. This course explores a variety of engaging activities that check for and increase understanding, including interactive writing, portfolios, multimedia presentations, audience response systems, and much more. Specifically, concepts such as the gradual release of responsibility, guided instruction, formative assessment systems, data analysis, and quality instruction are explored. This course is intended for educators who are already familiar with formative assessments and rubrics as well as those who are not. Students who complete this course will learn how assessments and rubrics can work in tandem to create a seamless, comprehensive formative assessment system. The projected outcome of this course is to provide classroom teachers with the knowledge, understanding, and methodologies needed to enhance an active give-and-take relationship between teachers and students to promote learning.
Instructor: Tammy Berg
Phone: 715-387-4653
Email: info@sctgradclasses.com

A sample syllabus, course objectives, or lesson overviews are available by contacting the instructor.

SCHOOL CREDITS SESSION/DATES COURSE SPECIFICATIONS COURSE FORMAT MORE INFO REGISTRATION
Colorado State University - Pueblo 3 Spring-Summer-Fall ED 501 (Special Topic Course) Print Based
University of Sioux Falls 3 Enroll Anytime
(6 months to complete)
EDU529B.1 Print Based
QC denotes "Quarter Credits" • 5 Quarter Credits = 3.33 Semester Credits • 4 Quarter Credits = 2.67 Semester Credits