TAGS:
Grade Level
Elementary (K – 4)
Middle (5 – 8)
High (9 – 12)
Subject
Band
Topic/Practice
Evidence of Learning
Student Ownership
Clear Learning Targets
Effective Feedback
Date
2/13/2015

The Formative Classroom
DESCRIPTION
Mr. Kelsey explains what it means to have a formative classroom and why it's important for all educators to be using formative instructional practices.
  • 1PR - Perform a varied repertoire of music, independently or collaboratively representing diverse genres and cultures and showing expression and technical accuracy at a level that includes more advanced ranges and changes of tempo, key and meter.
  • 2PR - Perform, independently or collaboratively, with good posture producing an appropriate tone quality.
  • 5PR - Read, write and perform rhythmic (including dotted rhythms) and melodic patterns in a variety of meters.
  • 7PR - Demonstrate and use technology and media arts to create, perform and research music.
  • 1RE - Apply multiple criteria to evaluate quality and effectiveness of personal and selected music performances and compositions and identify areas for improvement.
CONFIRM YOUR LEARNING
  • What are the formative practices that are a natural part of band class?
  • What is the importance of immediate feedback in helping students reach expectations?
  • Why does Mr. Kelsey not grade every performance?
CONFIRM YOUR PRACTICE
  • How do you provide immediate feedback to your students?
  • How can you apply what Mr. Kelsey does to the grade and subject that you teach?
  • What types of ungraded practice are prevalent in your classroom?
CONFIRM YOUR COMMITMENT
  • How will you make formative practices a natural part of your classroom?
  • How will you build a classroom culture that allows for students to do work that is formative and ungraded?