Capturing What You Can't Assess on a Standardized Test A Flipped Professional Development Opportunity

How can teachers assess students' mathematical reasoning when children are unable to explain their thinking through written words? How can teachers monitor the development of students' oral language skills? Standardized tests are not effective for assessing nonstandard responses. What teachers need is a way to collect evidence over time. Teachers can easily do this by using Seesaw, a powerful digital portfolio app, that allows students to record their work and their explanations with a few simple steps. Let Seesaw help you gather evidence to reflect on student progress and then determine next steps so you can meet the needs of all of your students. If you use Seesaw, you will also have a digital portfolio of student work to share with parents and students.

Some of you may already be familiar with Seesaw while others have never used it before. This unique flipped professional development will be designed to meet the needs of every learner. Just like a flipped lesson for students, you will have the opportunity to learn about how to set up and manage a Seesaw classroom, prior to attending the professional development. This way you can spend the majority of the face-to-face time, working with the PD facilitators and co-learners to explore, ask questions, collaborate, and create a plan for collecting evidence of student thinking, learning, and progress.

Can't wait to get started? Well, if you click on the video below you will have access to 7 different step-by-step videos on everything you will need to know about Seesaw. You can watch them all or just watch the ones that are helpful to you. If you have any problems or questions, feel free to contact Mary Katayama at

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