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Margaret Heritage is a world renowned researcher and author in the area of Formative Assessment. In this podcast, Margaret explains what Formative Assessment is, how it differs from benchmark and interim assessment, the research behind it and key points and understandings for teachers who use, or are beginning to use, the Formative Assessment process.

 

Margaret has two books that focus on Formative Assessment:

Formative Assessment: Making It Happen in the Classroom (Corwin, 2010)

Formative Assessment in Practice: A Process of Inquiry and Action (Harvard Education Press, 2013)

 

 

Direct download: Margaret_FA_Overview.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 4:02pm EST

Jackie reflects on the writers'workshop approach. This podcast complements a video recording of Jackie teaching the writing workshop in her 2nd grade classroom. The video is on the new Oakland Literacy website. The website will be live toward the end of the 2014 school year. This message will be modified when the website is live, the link will be placed here.

Direct download: Jackie_Writing_Workshop.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:22pm EST

Dr Yocum shares some of his background and reflections on his time as Director of Learning Services at Oakland Schools. Dr. Yocum discusses some of the changes he has seen in education as well as some of the challenges he believes education currently faces.

Direct download: Michael_Podcast_One.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

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