Implementing Active Student Responding to Increase Formative Assessment and Inform Classroom Instruction

2-3 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for DoDEA Educators Only

Elementary, middle, and high school teachers will increase their knowledge of the instructional strategy referred to as Active Student Responses (ASRs). During the course, participants will engage in Professional Learning sessions to gain a better understanding of Active Student Responses, practice the strategy using low and high technologies, collect data, and inform/adjust instruction based on student responses. Teachers will implement the ASR strategy during the opening/closing of lessons using DoDEA’s instructional 20/60/20 model. Prior to the end of the course, participants will present the Professional Learning sessions to classmates to ensure their preparedness to train other educators with implementing ASRs. A course evaluation will also be completed.

This course focuses on Student Excellence by empowering teachers and improving student achievement across contents. Through participating in this course, teachers will support their school’s Continuous School Improvement (CSI) efforts by integrating digital tools to increase student outcomes. The objectives of this course support DoDEA’s Priority and Mission and are aligned to Cognia Accreditation Standards for Quality School systems by improving teaching and learning through implementing the evidence-based practice of Active Student Responding.

Course Details

Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for DoDEA educators.

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What You Will Learn

  • Engage in Professional Learning sessions to increase understanding of ASRs and how to implement this instructional strategy within the classroom
  • Increase formative assessment opportunities by applying low and high-tech ASR strategies to increase the frequency of student responses
  • Video record themselves implementing ASRs in the classroom. Cameras will be focused on the teacher to protect student privacy
  • Collect assessment information using data sheets and online formats
  • Use results of ASR data to inform/adjust lessons to increase student achievement
  • Refine instructional practices through peer feedback
  • Deliver ASR Professional Learning to other course participants in preparation for training staff at their schools during the 2022-23 school year


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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