Feedback for All: Beyond the Red Pen

  Great for teachers providing feedback to students (Upper Elementary and Beyond), and support staff, and administrators working with teachers/students)
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If you are exhausted from grading papers for hours and feel like your students aren't benefiting from your feedback, it's time to change your approach and create an impactful culture of feedback. This course will teach you how to establish a supportive learning environment that encourages students to embrace mistakes as opportunities for growth. In addition, you'll learn how to offer "feedforward" that students can utilize, saving you valuable time. With the right mindset and online tools, you'll see the positive impact your feedback has on student learning. Upon completion of this course, you'll earn six credit hours and take a significant step toward transforming your students' educational experience. Let's embark on this journey of revolutionizing your approach to providing effective and meaningful feedback, for all.


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Total Time: 6 Hours

Course Outline:
[PART 1] "Grade" Expectations
Estimated time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Use formative assessments for growth and feedback.
  • Set grading expectations with different types of rubrics.
  • Shift from grading to feedback and growth.
  • Explore several grading tips and tricks.

[PART 2] Hungry for Feedback
Estimated time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Foster a growth mindset and setting the stage for feedback.
  • Understand the 4 types of feedback.
  • Understand the qualities of effective and impactful feedback.
  • Learn how to transform feedback into feedforward.

[PART 3] The Feedforward Toolbox
Estimated time: 2 Hours
  • Explore various feedforward prompts.
  • Use Google and Microsoft for commenting and providing feedback.
  • Discover when to use reviewing and suggesting mode in Google Docs and Microsoft Word.
  • Practice voice typing in Google Docs and Microsoft Word.
  • Explore various tools for spoken feedforward.
  • Understand the benefits of using screencasts for feedforward.
  • Explore Artificial Intelligence for student feedforward.Create Self-Grading Quizzes with Google Forms and Microsoft Forms.

[PART 4] Passing the Pen to Your Students
Estimated time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Learn how to get your students providing feedforward to one another.
  • Understand what makes effective discussion boards.
  • Discover strategies for cultivating active listeners.
  • Determine which grouping strategy works best for your students.
  • Create group contracts and norms for holding students accountable in groups.
  • Embrace internal feedback by asking students for feedback.

Meet the Expert:
Amy Mayer

Amy Mayer, nationally known speaker and Google professional development guru, got her start in education as an English and Foreign Language teacher. Since that time, she’s served as a district level director of multiple varieties and now is the CEO of friEdTechnology, a Google & Microsoft partner company serving districts across the United States.
Amy is passionate about student (and teacher) engagement and equity in education. She loves finding capable, passionate educators and helping them grow into capable, passionate teacher leaders who then help thousands of fellow teachers become better at what they do.
Amy is a Google Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and a Google Certified Trainer.

Meet the Designer:
Darryl Legaspi

Darryl has been an edutainer (educator/entertainer) for over a decade. He was an early adopter of Google’s educational tools, an incorporator of all things Project-Based Learning, and an all around fun dude. After teaching, he ventured into educational technology as a digital learning specialist and then media specialist. He is passionate about engaging activities like digital escape rooms, design thinking, and the efficiency of using Google tools. No wonder he is the perfect Experience Designer for friEdOnline! He is also a co-host of the “Flipping Good Tech” podcast along with his friend and colleague, Elizabeth. Darryl is a fun-loving guy who likes corny dad jokes and long walks on the beach.
Darryl is a Google Level 1 & Level 2 Certified Educator, Google Certified Innovator, and a Google Certified Trainer.
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