Whiteboards (sometimes called “slates”) is a whole-class, visual method of checking for understanding. On the teacher’s cue, each student holds up an individual whiteboard (or similar device) on which he or she has written a response to a question or prompt. Unlike other CFU methods, in which teachers make an inference about student learning from a sample of students, with whiteboards, the teacher visually records answers from the entire class. Generally, checking for understanding using Whiteboards is most effective when the responses are short so that the teacher can scan the responses from all students relatively quickly (e.g., the answer to a computation problem, a single word or short phrase, an arrow pointing to a specific part of a sketch).
A: Teachers ensure that the use of Whiteboards produces clear, visually scannable responses.
B: Teachers use strategies to maximize the likelihood that each student's response is her own.
C: Teachers use follow-up questions to probe the students' whiteboarded responses.
During an activity, the teacher demonstrates how wait time can help frame clearer questions and responses.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive passing scores for Part 1 and a “Proficient” or “Exemplary” for each descriptor in the Part 2 rubric.
To earn the Checking For Understanding Using Whiteboards micro-credential, you must submit videos showing two distinct checks for understanding using Whiteboards and provide an analysis of each clip. Each artifact will be assessed according to a four-point rubric. To earn this micro-credential, you must score at least a “3” or “Proficient” for each descriptor.
A: Check For Understanding Clips:
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