Exit Tickets, Warm-Ups, and Checks for Understanding


Session Description

Checking for student understanding does not have to always come in the form of a test or a quiz. This session will focus on ways to informally assess your students through the use of exit tickets, warm-ups, and impromptu checks for understanding in non and tech-infused ways.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the sessions participants will know / be able to: 
  1. Use entry and exit tickets to gauge student understanding of lessons
  2. Allow opportunities for other methods to demonstrate knowledge versus simply using tests
  3. Integrate choice boards, project-based learning, hands-on learning, etc. to check for understanding

Activity 1: 

Instructional Grouping: Sponge Toss 

Check for Understanding: Differentiated by jigsaw group. Some will be non-tech and others will be tech-infused. 
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Activity 2:

What are some creative ways I can check my students' understanding? 

    • This activity will focus on strategies for checking for understanding both traditional and with a tech twist. Participants will explore a Smore of various instructional strategies and then complete a Dot Storming activity to vote for their favorites. 

Activity 3: 

Now that I have all this data, what should I do with it? 

    • After exploring various instructional forms of exit tickets and checks for understanding, participants will investigate how they can use data collected from these resources to group students for instructional purposes. 

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