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Formative Assessment and Effective Feedback in the Language-Based Classroom – Summer Institute 2020

This workshop will empower teachers to plan their classroom instruction based on ongoing formative assessments for students with language-based learning disabilities. Emphasis will be given to including students in the learning process and giving effective feedback. Instructors will provide an overview of various informal assessment measures as they apply to students’ needs in the classroom. Then, through small group work, participants will explore various forms of formative assessment for language-based classrooms. Selected topics include: teacher-made tests, video and portfolio assessment, self-evaluations, conferences, and pre- and post-assessments. Participants will be introduced to and given the opportunity to create various hands-on activities, rubrics, and routines used by teachers in language-based classrooms.


Upon completion participants will be able to:

  • Establish baselines for student knowledge and performance.
  • Formulate classroom routines and hands-on activities that provide ongoing data.
  • Analyze results of formative assessment to inform future instruction.
  • Engage students in structured conversations about their performance.



This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.

Course Information

5 Hours/PDPs
Dates/Time Price
July 6, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

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About the Instructor

Natalia Harrison

Natalia is an academic advisor at Landmark High School.  In her 12 years at Landmark, Natalia has taught in the Language Arts, Study Skills, and Expressive Language departments.  She also teaches graduate level courses in Dyslexia Studies through Southern New Hampshire University’s online program. Natalia graduated from The University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

About the Instructor

Kathryn Worden

Katie is the director of the Expressive Language Program at Landmark High School. Since arriving to Landmark in 2009, she has taught a variety of courses including Language Arts, Oral Expression, and Social Communication, as well as one-on-one tutorials. She also worked with students as an Academic Advisor for several years. Beyond the high school level, Katie teaches graduate level online courses for Landmark Outreach and Southern New Hampshire University. Katie graduated from Holy Cross with a bachelor’s degree in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

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