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PEDC 9091 Beating Test Anxiety: Teaching Strategies to Help Students Become Better Test Takers
3 Graduate Level or In-service Credits/ 45 Hours Instructor Valerie Hanley   October 1-30,  January 3-30, August 1-30
University of the Pacific



Test anxiety is a very real problem for students and teachers. This course will help teachers prepare materials and lessons that will help students become better test takers. Teachers will learn how to create activities that target specific test-taking skills for their respective grade levels and for any test. A wide variety of strategies and resources will be shared in this course for teachers of any grade level. Teachers will learn how to incorporate sound test-taking practices into their daily lessons. This will allow a shift to take place in the classroom- from practicing for the test to teaching students to be successful in any testing situation. Stop fearing state-mandated test scores, and start empowering your students to be superb test takers. Suitable for teachers PreK-12.


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Beat Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a very real problem for students and teachers. This course will help participants prepare materials and lessons that will help classroom students become better test takers. Participants will learn how to create activities that target specific test-taking skills for their respective grade levels and for any test. A wide variety of strategies and resources will be shared in this course for teachers of any grade level. Participants will learn from research and discussions with other participants in the forum section how to incorporate sound test-taking practices into their daily lessons. This will allow a shift to take place in the classroom- from practicing for the test to teaching students how to be successful in any testing situation. Participants will design informational handouts for students and parents that share text anxiety facts and statistics as well as tips for reducing stress. Participants will also design resources using multimedia tools to share overviews of test formats and strategies. The course will also require participants to create tasks and activities that give classroom students authentic practice to help them best prepare for content area and/or standardized tests. These assignments and others will ensure that participants are well-prepared with a wide array of resources, lessons, and activities that will reduce text anxiety and improve test scores. 

P194-8151.1F19 - Beat Test Anxiety

Registration Deadline: 09/30/2019 Start Date: 10/01/2019 End Date: 10/31/2019

or

P194-8152.2F19 - Beat Test Anxiety

Registration Deadline: 11/29/2019 Start Date: 11/30/2019 End Date: 12/30/2019


Location: Online Prof. Dev. Hours: 45 No. of P-Credits: 3

Categories: Data and Assessment
CTLE Area: Grades: Pre-K,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
Danielson Components 1f : Designing Student Assessments 
3d : Using Assessment in Instruction 


Education Partner Information
Education Partner: Creative Teacher Education Institute Contact: creativeteachered@gmail.com
Instructor # 1: Valerie Hanley

Payment
ASPDP Fee: $125.00 Education Partner Fee: $200.00 Materials Fee: $0.00 Total Fees: $325.00
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How will this course help educators to meet the Common Core Standards?

New Common Core standards-based assessments are a dramatic change for students, parents, and teachers. This course will allow you the opportunity to align your current testing practices after new mandatory tests that your students will face. You will emerge from this class fully equip with ideas, activities, and stress busters to better help your students prepare for tests.

 How will this course benefit my classroom instruction and learning objectives?

Most educational experts agree that you should start a unit with the end in mind. This course gives you many opportunities to evaluate and rethink your current testing practices. You will have the chance in this course to develop a testing program that is meaningful and effective for your students.

Foreign Language and LOTE Teachers

Need a testing program that truly benefits your students? This course will help you find ways to create the types of tests that effectively and accurately measure your students’ abilities and understanding. You will find ideas for teaching your students to be confident test takers.

Mathematics Teachers

In light of the new Common Core assessments, teachers need to maximize every opportunity they have to prepare their students for these challenging tests. This course will help you prepare your students for any assessment by giving ideas on how to make every student a better test taker. You will get fun and creative ideas for making testing more enjoyable yet effective.

Science Teachers

Need a testing program that truly benefits your students? This course will help you find ways to create the types of tests that effectively and accurately measure your students’ abilities and understanding. You will find ideas for teaching your students to be confident test takers.

Social Studies Teachers

Need a testing program that truly benefits your students? This course will help you find ways to create the types of tests that effectively and accurately measure your students’ abilities and understanding. You will find new ideas for teaching your students to be confident test takers.

The Arts Teachers: Music, Art, Physical Education

Even though tests may not be a regular part of your curriculum, this course can benefit you and your students. You will find new ideas on how to help students be better test takers. Find creative ways to help your students practice their test taking skills for any test that awaits them.

Special Education Teachers

Tests can be very challenging for students with special needs. This course will give you the chance to explore ways to reduce the stress and increase the success that students have on tests. Find new ideas for teaching students HOW to take a test. You will emerge from this class with a treasure trove of great ideas.

Social Workers, Guidance Counselors, and School Psychologists

No matter what group of students you teach, this course will help you be more successful as an educator. This course will give you the chance to explore ways to reduce the stress and increase the success that students have on tests. Find new ideas for teaching students HOW to take a test. You will emerge from this class with a treasure trove of great ideas.

Elementary Education Teachers

In light of the new Common Core assessments, teachers need to maximize every opportunity they have to prepare their students for these challenging tests. This course will help you prepare your students for any assessment by giving ideas on how to make every student a better test taker. You will get fun and creative ideas for making testing more enjoyable yet effective.

Secondary Education Teachers

In light of the new Common Core assessments, teachers need to maximize every opportunity they have to prepare their students for these challenging tests. This course will help you prepare your students for any assessment by giving ideas on how to make every student a better test taker. You will get fun and creative ideas for making testing more enjoyable yet effective. Make your testing practices more beneficial to all!

Media and Technology Specialists

There is much discussion about future Common Core assessments be given on computer. Teaching your students to be effective test takers is something all teachers must do to reduce stress and maximize success. This course will give you fresh and new ideas to do just that.

Career and Vocational Specialists

No matter what group of students you teach, this course will help you be more successful as an educator. This course will give you the chance to explore ways to reduce the stress and increase the success that students have on tests. Find new ideas for teaching students HOW to take a test. You will emerge from this class with a treasure trove of great ideas.

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