English Language Fellow conducts a Formative Assessment Workshop for English language teachers in Penang

English Language Fellow Rose Graves gives examples of new activities that can be used in the classroom.
A group photo of the English language teachers in Penang with the U.S. Embassy representatives.

In collaboration with the Penang State Education Department, English Language Fellow Rose Graves conducted a workshop on Formative Assessment for primary and secondary school teachers of English in Georgetown, Penang on April 16. After reviewing some common formative assessment techniques such as ‘traffic light’ cards and exit tickets, Rose introduced authentic assessment principles and critical thinking activities as ways to incorporate formative assessment into the lesson from the ground up. At the end of the workshop, participants worked in small groups and used concepts from Bloom’s Taxonomy to design activities that incorporated critical thinking and opportunities for formative assessment.