Pre-assessment - the key to understanding where learning should begin for EACH student
  • KWL Chart
  • TWH Chart - What do you think about the topic? What do you want to learn about the topic? How do you want to learn about the topic?
  • Mind Map
  • 5 Most Difficult Questions
  • Open-ended Questions
  • Interest and Experience Inventory
  • Venn Diagram
  • Punnett Square Sheet
  • Adapted Situational Leadership Model
  • End-of-the-Previous-Unit Assessment
  • End-of-the-Unit Assessment

Authentic Assessment - connection between content and real-world application
  • Product development engages students in making continuous progress. "Matching products to the students' interests, levels of readiness, and/or strengths can boost engagement in learning" (Roberts & Inman, 2015, p. 177).

List of possible products for independent study or assessment of learning

Stages of Product Development
  1. formulation of a topic,
  2. organization of production aspects,
  3. transformation of content (much more than regurgitation of facts),
  4. communication through products,
  5. evaluation,
  6. celebration, and
  7. reflection