This Forum Discussion began on 3/18/11 at the City of Salem Schools' Professional Development Day. Teachers who attended the session on The Heart of AFL discussed the core/key concepts of Assessment FOR Learning. They then worked together to create sample AFL professional growth objectives that they could use in their own classroom and/or that could be used by other teachers interested in incorporating more AFL strategies into their daily classroom practices.
While AFL activities can be isolated/specific lesson plans, AFL is most effective when it is woven into the fabric of the teacher's style and methods. Therefore, the goal for these objectives is that they be ones that could be used on a regular - even daily - basis as opposed to being used with a specific unit of study.
Below are four key slides from the Heart of AFL breakout session. The ideas in those slides should serve as the foundation for the growth objectives added to this forum.