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Cristina Berry is offering another course on assessment for learning!
LAKMA and the US Embassy in Lithuania invite teachers of young learners to a professional development course with Cristina Berry, US Embassy Language Fellow.
Title: Assessment FOR Learning: A course for teachers of young learners
Target group: teachers of grades 2-6. 
Abstract: Today’s educators have the responsibility of teaching far more than subject content. To prepare students for life, it is imperative that teachers focus on skills such as creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. In order to develop these skills, educators should change the focus of assessment from achieving grades to valuing the learning process through reflection and goal-setting. This course will help teachers to use formative assessment diagnostically to create a student-centered classroom. The course is 22 academic hours long and consists of three parts:
Part 1.  Introductory workshop. The participants will revise formative assessment strategies; get the tools to collect evidence of student learning; learn ways to provide feedback; create plans for learning to promote student accountability (8 acad. hours).
Part 2. Online communication with the instructor through an online platform to reflect on the assessment techniques which teachers try out in class (8 acad. hours).
Part 3. Closing workshop. Reflection on what the participants have learned as they have implemented formative assessment in the classroom (6 acad. hours).
Part 1 - Introductory workshop, April 27th.
Part 2 - Online work with the course instructor.
Part 3 - Closing workshop  in early June (to be confirmed). 
Venue: LEU, Studentų str. 39, Vilnius, Room 250 (Hemingway's Auditorium).
Fee: 25 eur for LAKMA members / 50 eur for non-members. The fee includes course tuition, materials and a certificate. Meals and travel expenses are not covered.
Payment: LAKMA SEB bank account LT977044060004578304
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Registration and payment by April 23rd.
Cristina Berry is an educator from the US. She was an elementary school teacher for thirteen years and has first-hand experience using and understanding the power of formative assessment in the classroom. Cristina currently works in Vilnius as a participant of the U.S. State Department’s English Language Fellows cultural exchange program and collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Science.