For some reason my post didn’t post so here’s my second shot.
I joined Cohort 21 because as a new teacher, I felt that I had so much to learn and nothing to lose. I really love meaningful learning experiences and surrounding myself with like-minded people and I felt that cohort 21 would kickstart my teaching career in the best way possible. Being able to attend the first meeting with less than a month of teaching under my belt excited me for the wonderful things happening within CIS and the amazing community and their wealth of experience and knowledge.
In terms of goals there are 2 big ideas I am toying with, but I think both are interconnected. Creating authentic meaningful assessments that build on skills that can extend beyond the 4 walls of the classroom and working to decolonize education and incorporate Indigenous pedagogy into math and science. Tests tend to be easy to mark and can be straight forward to study for, but their application beyond the classroom has always been something I’ve struggled with both as a student and as an educator. As a new teacher I feel that assessment is my biggest area for improvement.
The strand that resonates the most with me is “Pedagogy, Belonging and Well-being (7-12)”. Something that is urgent is urgent to me is creating authentic assessments. A few questions I have are 1) How do you create authentic assessments in the world of AI? Any tips on how to create a solid rubric? How do you decide what assessments to give?