Skill Up! End of Year Science Assessments (CATDC Online)

May 19, 2020 3:00PM—4:00PM


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In this session, we will take a closer look at our end of year assessments in this unprecedented time. Questions to be addressed include:

  • How can we facilitate quality assessments that are fair and equitable?

  • How do we leverage the constraints and opportunities of online and distance learning to optimize engagement and encourage synthesis?

  • How do we create authentic assessment activities that include active learning, growth and choice for students?

  • What role will rubrics, feedback and reflection play in our final assessments?

Participants will have ample opportunities to share ideas and resources as well as their own challenges and successes with evaluating learning in an online teaching environment.

This free workshop is only available to CATDC Member Schools.



Liz Gottlieb has been teaching Biology, Chemistry, Advanced Biology, and Environmental Science at Marin Academy for the last 21 years. Liz was a founding Bay Area BlendEd Consortium teacher, leading 3 successful cycles of Bay Area Field Ecology and in 2019 launched a new immersive blended summer trimester course called Wilderness Studies for the Consortium. Liz earned a B.A. from Colby College and also a Masters of Science in Science Education from Montana State University. (Capstone project in 2017, “How does developing an online field ecology course to support high school students impact my growth as a teacher.”) She began her teaching career by participating in Teach for America, where she taught seventh- and eighth-grade science at Roosevelt Middle School in Compton, California.