Authentic Responses to Refugee: Pre-Service Teachers, Social Activism, and Assessment Design”
E. Mariah Spencer, Chrissie Durbin, Syncere Williams, and Brianna Zangara, Illinois State UniversityCollaboration 138
This panel centers on the development of authentic assessments to increase student engagement and improve learning outcomes. In it, pre-service teachers shift students from passive consumers to content creators and social activists, while working with the YA novel Refugee by Alan Gratz. In addition to sharing their research, planning, and discovery, each presenter will bring three carefully formulated questions related to assessment design and their future teaching, which they will pose to audience members. Our hope is that educators from around the state can offer these teacher candidates constructive feedback related to their assessment designs and the instructional units in which they will one day be taught.