Arkansas Arts Academy High School Gets Noticed by The Avett Brothers
February 23, 2017
Saturday School for Teachers
March 1, 2017
Video as a window to enriched assessment!
Part 2: Readers Theater
May 24, 2017
Tracy Dontizen at White County Central Elementary School decided to use video as a formative student self assessment. After introducing Curriculum Based Reader’s Theatre to her students, Tracy decided to share the role of “director.” By recording her student’s performances, the students were able to evaluate their performance, identify areas of improvement and be motivated to grow artistically. A camera with recording capabilities was used and the videos were uploaded to a YouTube account (a free service with any Google account). Videos are programmed as unlisted to protect the student’s identity but allows Tracy to store and save videos, once again that can be used as part of her TESS portfolio and school-wide collaboration.
A QUOTE FROM TRACY’S REFLECTION DOCUMENT: “Integrating a Readers Theater into our curriculum has amplified so many things for my students. Instead of them simply doing a short research project on an endangered animal and answering a few questions, we’ve created an entire experience for them. They are researching, responding to questions, communicating, writing, revising, editing, learning new vocabulary, finding connections between content areas, practicing computer skills, learning new computer skills, learning about drama, performing, and learning to work in teams. I mean, even just typing that gives me chills as to how much more beneficial this Readers Theater is to them as opposed to simply researching”