Assessment for Collaborative Learning in Health Classrooms

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Health teachers are asked to cover grades K – 12 in a school district. In doing so, they have various levels of standards they need to cover. Health Standards There is elementary, middle level and secondary requirements. There isn’t a required State Assessment for health which creates an issue for teachers expecting to be evaluated for the new APPR . Health teachers have to create their own assessments for all grades and levels of learners. Health teachers in NY State are usually limited to one per district. As we have learned through discussion, some health classes are being taught by teachers who are not certified to teach health education. While these educators are skilled, highly motivated individuals, are they prepared for the type of environment that often occurs in a health classroom. Collaborative learning is vital for health teachers as they can assess students while giving a hands-on teaching approach for the environment. After this course, participants will be able to create a collaborative learning lesson, demonstrate the use of feedback and be able to create a rubric to assess learning.



Performance Objectives

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Unit One: Collaborative Learning in Health Education

  • Participants will be able to state what collaborative learning is.
  • Participants will be able to identify advantages of using collaborative strategies in a health classroom.

Unit Two: The Importance of Feedback

  • Participants will be able to identify various means of input for feedback.
  • Participants will be able to demonstrate delivery of feedback to others.

Unit Three:Rubrics for Assessments in Health Classes

  • Participants will be able to use internet to create rubrics
  • Participants will demonstrate the use of rubrics in assessing a health poster.

Resources for Collaborative Learning in Health Classrooms