Classroom Learning Activity Rubric                  Date:_________ Teacher & Campus:________________

Criteria

Expert

(AKA Redefinition)

“Learning is messy.”

Ex: students collaborate with

others to solve real life, unpredictable, cross-curricular problems  that they’ve chosen by crafting a plan or joint document.

Advanced

(AKA Modification)

“To Know is to Know how to make.”

Ex: offer students variety of choices for product creation outlets, not just a word processed document.

Intermediate

(AKA Augmentation)

“Let’s try that again but use technology to improve it.”

Ex: type up handwritten piece sharing your solution and spell-check it, revise electronically.

Novice

(AKA Substitution)

“Let’s do the same thing over again but use technology.”

Ex: instead of handwriting, turn in teacher assignment on printed Word document.

Active, Engaged Learning

All students are authentically, and actively engaged in the learning process nearly all of the time, including the use of technology. Learning is student centered. Students are asked to make most of the decisions about a task, activity, or work that is associated with a result or outcome that has clear meaning and is of relatively immediate value to student.

All students are independently, actively engaged in the majority of the learning process, including the use of technology. Learning is student centered. Students are asked to make most decisions

All students are independently and actively engaged in the learning process  occasionally, including the use of technology. Most learning is teacher directed. Students are occasionally asked to make decisions.

All students are not independently and actively engaged in the learning process. Learning is only teacher directed. Students are not asked to make decisions.

Authentic Assessment

Assessment task is effectively matched to learning outcomes, audience has been defined and selected to match learning outcomes, and reflects real-world application of learning.

Assessment is aligned to learning outcomes, and reflects real-world application of learning.

Assessment task attempts to match learning outcomes. Audience is left to chance, rather than selected. Assessment task may reflect real-world application of learning.

Learning outcomes, audience, task are unrelated and do not reflect real-world learning applications.

Classroom Management

Teacher(s) is/are actively aware of what all students are doing, and interacting with students as they work (pushing their thinking). There are structures in place for organized and efficient use of instructional resources. Seamless use of a variety of classroom resources. Technical challenges are imperceptible

Teacher(s) is/are aware of what students are doing. There are structures in place for organized and efficient use of instructional resources. Seamless use of classroom resources. Handles technical challenges in stride.

Teacher(s) is/are unaware of what students possibly off-task) are doing. Teacher attempts to put structures in place for organized and efficient use of instructional resources. Struggles to use classroom resources and technical challenges impede learning.

Teacher(s) is/are unaware of what students are doing and they are off task. Few or no structures in place for organized and efficient use of instructional resources. Is unable to use intended classroom resources. Teacher’s visible frustration with technical challenges negatively impacts learning.

Cooperative Learning

All students work inter-dependently, clearly focused on achieving joint expectations, taking the initiative to innovate on assignment.

All students work inter-dependently, clearly focused on achieving joint expectations with occasional teacher support.

All students work independently, cognizant of the role they play but unclear of how their work impacts the whole.

All students work independently and their group work is not coordinated by anyone and expectations are unclear.

Differentiation

Differentiation takes place in the areas of content, process, and product.

Differentiation takes place in two of the three areas: content, process, and/or product.

Differentiation takes place in only one of the three areas: content, process, or product.

No differentiation.

Integration of Technology

Learning activities are “remix”ed and designed in ways that would not be possible to accomplish without technology. Focus is on the creating, evaluating, and analyzing process and products.

Technology allows new product(s) to be created, as well as improves efficiency. Focus is on creating, evaluating, and analyzing products.

Technology acts as a direct tool substitute, with functional improvement.

Technology acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional improvement.

Mobile Learning

Students use mobile devices at higher levels of revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, using devices to facilitate collaboration, communication and engagement.

A coordinated plan for using a variety of mobile devices is in evidence and students are able to produce images, video, text.

Mobile devices are used to facilitate polls and content consumption.

No plan for using student-centered or owned mobile devices (e.g. smartphones) is in evidence.

Small Group Instruction

The teacher systematically finds time to organize students into small groups to ensure students needs are met through customization and differentiation because the teacher is working with small groups.

At times, the teacher organizes the class into small groups and the teacher works with students to customize or differentiate learning.

The teacher spends some time working with one or more students that need differentiation.  Struggling students may be receiving additional time with an educator

The teacher does not organize students by need.  The teacher uses whole group instruction as the only strategy.

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Note: This rubric was adapted and modified  from the COETail’s Work at http://goo.gl/fVMiW by the East Central ISD Technology Operations Office with valuable input from the East Central ISD Curriculum Department staff to represent a portrait of what should be seen in the classroom.