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Authentic Assessment for the MS Theatre Teacher: Assessment methodology, criteria and tasks with Dinos Aristidou

November 27, 2021 - November 28, 2021

Multi Region Event: Asia & Europe / Americas & Europe


Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below and select your chosen region when you ‘Book now’.

The studio runs 3 hours per day on two consecutive days in each region.

About the workshop


Title
Authentic Assessment for the MS Theatre Teacher: assessment methodology, criteria and tasks

Workshop description
Authentic assessment involves the use of realistic and meaningful tasks, products and performances to give young people the opportunity to demonstrate their understandings, skills and capabilities. Through this studio participants will gain a better understanding of assessment and how to develop appropriate assessment tools and tasks in a middle school drama/theatre course.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how authentic assessment is related to assessment objectives identified by the teacher or as part of the programme the school is following
  • Explore assessment as a ‘performance of understandings’ using ISTA pedagogy as a framework
  • Be introduced to the use of realistic and meaningful tasks, products and performances to give young people the opportunity to demonstrate their understandings, skills and capabilities
  • Explore a variety of tasks and products that can be used both as formative and summative assessments, making learning and understanding visible
  • Gain an understanding of backward planning and curriculum design driven by authentic assessment
  • Explore the formulation of different types of criteria and how these can be designed to make marking fair and standardised

Target audience
Teachers of middle school and middle years theatre

Benefits for curriculum development and delivery

  • Gain a better understanding of assessment and how to develop criteria, appropriate assessment tools and tasks in a middle school drama/theatre course
  • Acquire the skills to develop criteria, bespoke formative and summative assessment tasks and take an authentic approach to assessment

Session outline


Session #1
Introduction to authentic assessment and ISTA pedagogy
This session examines authentic assessment and the use of realistic and meaningful tasks, products and performances.

Saturday 27th November 2021 (1 hour)
Region 1 – Asia & Europe: 15:00 – 16:00 SST (Singapore Standard Time)
Region 2 – Americas & Europe: 14:00 – 15:00 CET (Central European Time)

Session #2
Assessment objectives and criteria
This session examines assessment objectives which are the basis for the creation of criteria and approaches the creation of criteria.

Saturday 27th November 2021 (1 hour)
Region 1 – Asia & Europe: 16:00 – 17:00 SST (Singapore Standard Time)
Region 2 – Americas & Europe: 15:00 – 16:00 CET (Central European Time)

Session #3
Drama for understanding; assessing concept based learning and understandings
This session examines the assessment of drama for understanding, the use of formative assessment and how summative assessments can function as a performance of understanding.

Saturday 27th November 2021 (1 hour)
Region 1 – Asia & Europe: 17:00 – 18:00 SST (Singapore Standard Time)
Region 2 – Americas & Europe: 16:00 – 17:00 CET (Central European Time)

Session #4
Theatre making; assessing and evaluating process and product
This session will look at the difference between assessing the process of theatre making and the assessing of a final production/piece.

Sunday 28th November 2021 (1 hour)
Region 1 – Asia & Europe: 15:00 – 16:00 SST (Singapore Standard Time)
Region 2 – Americas & Europe: 14:00 – 15:00 CET (Central European Time)

Session #5
Backward planning for success
This session explores summative assessment tasks as the starting point for backward planning and how teaching and learning activities and formative assessments should prepare students for this.

Sunday 28th November 2021 (1 hour)
Region 1 – Asia & Europe: 16:00 – 17:00 SST (Singapore Standard Time)
Region 2 – Americas & Europe: 15:00 – 16:00 CET (Central European Time)

Session #6
Resource sharing, reflection and closure
To share resources, approaches and units of work and to discuss the role of reflection.

Sunday 28th November 2021 (1 hour)
Region 1 – Asia & Europe: 17:00 – 18:00 SST (Singapore Standard Time)
Region 2 – Americas & Europe: 16:00 – 17:00 CET (Central European Time)

Total course time:
6 hours

About your workshop leader


Dinos Aristidou
I’m a playwright, director and education consultant working internationally. Covid-19 has changed my process to working digitally to make/share work. I am working with Birmingham Royal Ballet and as creative learning director of UCAN, developing Storystarters. As artistic director/playwright of the Hear Us Out Verbatim Theatre Festival I am working with older people and their stories.

My passion is for Verbatim theatre, working with communities to discover empowering ways of theatrically presenting untold stories. My work with students and teachers focuses on reflection, its role in learning, social activism and building compassion. As an artist I am interested in what it means to make art with kindness.

I am the editor of ISTA’s book The ISTA Method where I write about curriculum design at MS. I am also a teacher trainer for InThinking and for IB Diploma Theatre and held the position with the IB as curriculum manager of the MYP review of the arts. I have worked extensively on the role of reflection at middle and high school level and my ReflectiON cards are used by teachers around the world.

Important information


Event Coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke

Workshop timings
Region 1 – Asia & Europe
27th & 28th November 2021 (Same time both days)
07:00 – 10:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
08:00 – 11:00 CET (Central European Time)
15:00 -18:00 SST (Singapore Standard Time)

Region 2 – Americas & Europe
27th & 28th November 2021 (Same time both days)
08:00 – 11:00 EST (Eastern Standard Time)
13:00 – 16:00 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)
14:00 – 17:00 CET (Central European Time)

The studio will take place on Zoom.
Joining instructions will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the event.
Places are limited to 25 participants.

Finances


The cost of this studio is GBP £150 per person for ISTA members and GBP £200 per person for non members.

What to bring


Any materials shared with you prior to the studio, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Asia & Europe

Starts on Saturday 27 November at 15:00
Finishes on Sunday 28 November at 18:00
(SST - Singapore Standard Time)

Americas & Europe

Starts on Saturday 27 November at 14:00
Finishes on Sunday 28 November at 17:00
(CET - Central European Time)

Participants

• Csilla Szabo
• jo Riley
• John Patrick Mulhall
• Richard Walters
• Roshni Nagaria