SNAP (Stanford NGSS Assessment Project) is offering two free hybrid MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).
Both courses follow a hybrid online/face-to-face format in slightly different ways. Course 1 is required before Course 2.
Course 1. Performance Assessment in the NGSS Classroom: Implications for Practice.
This course is about how short performance assessments can be used to inform instructinional decisions for NGSS classrooms.
Participants watch instructional videos on their own and complete assignments collaboratively with groups of colleagues. The course platform provides instructions and materials for running the face-to-face meetings.
This course is self-paced and we estimate that it takes approximately 12-15 hours to complete.
Registration is open and ongoing. Visit the registration page for more details. A previous version of this course is still open and will close in fall, 2020. We encourage you to register for the newest version.
Course 2. Developing Instructionally-Embedded Performance Assessments for the NGSS Classroom.
This course is about developing 3-5 day performance assessments that are embedded into classroom instruction.
If you have substantial experience with NGSS we recommend that you at least skim through Course 1 (try double speed!) before beginning Course 2.
Participants work through the steps of developing an NGSS performance assessment in development teams of 2-3 while watching the instructional videos. Two or more development teams will get together for face-to-face meetings to provide feedback on the development at two points during the course.
Registration is open and ongoing. Many more details about the course and its structure are available on the registration page. It takes approximately 20-30 hours to complete (highly variable).