Differentiation is a key element that helps you address the individual needs of your students and empowers them to thrive academically. One of the best ways to support differentiation in your classroom is by using pre-assessment. In this course presented by educator Colleen Boyle, teachers will explore different types of pre-assessment data and learn to make decisions based on that data to plan differentiation in their classrooms. After taking this course, you will gain a deep understanding of the purpose and features of pre-assessment and how to incorporate it into your instruction.
In this 1-hour course, you will learn about:
- Formal pre-assessments
- Informal pre-assessments
- Using data for differentiation
- Using data for grouping
2016 ODE Teacher Competencies: f, g
NAGC Teacher Preparation Standard: 3.3, 3.4
Colleen Boyle is the president of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children. She has been an educator for more than 20 years, nearly all in gifted education in schools in Ohio and Texas as well as with the Department of Defense Education Activity. Colleen holds a B.S. in elementary education, an M.Ed. in gifted education and educational administration, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. She currently serves as a supervisor of gifted and talented programs with Columbus City Schools. Colleen is a past president of Gifted Coordinators of Central Ohio. She enjoys working with educators and families to plan appropriate interventions for gifted learners. Her research interests include the social-emotional aspects of gifted learners, educational and psychological assessment, and giftedness within families. Colleen enjoys traveling and doting on her twin niece and nephew whenever she gets the chance.