Successful English Language Arts Instruction with Formative Assessment Through Enhanced Learning Maps
This presentation will explore Enhanced Learning Maps (ELM), a research-based formative assessment project to enrich student progress through stages of learning. ELM resources include research-based teacher notes for targeted professional development, instructional activities aligned with the maps, and formative assessment strategies to help teachers identify and diagnose student misconceptions. These tools are designed to supplement curriculum currently used by teachers. Session participants will experience the dynamic nature of the learning map model and learn how teachers can use project tools to enhance and guide instruction and assessment in English language arts. Session participants will engage in interactive activities and discussions that can be implemented in the classroom. We will practice questioning strategies that elicit student thinking and develop a stronger insight of how to support students' conceptual understanding. Participants will learn how each of the components of ELM can be coordinated to develop reflective instruction that yields lasting understanding.
Learning Outcomes and Next Steps:
- Understand how learning maps can enhance and guide instruction and assessment
- Consider and engage in questioning strategies that elicit student thinking
- Develop a stronger insight of how to support students' conceptual understanding
- Explore how the components of the project interconnect to promote engaging instruction and yield lasting understanding