How do you implement IPAs effectively in your classroom? Today’s episode is a Leveling Up episode, where I coach Judy, a German teacher in Illinois. Implementing IPA’s effectively is the area where wants to level up her teaching practice.
- Begin by incorporating IPAs in one unit or topic. This step-by-step approach allows you to refine your techniques and identify what works best for your students.
- Authentic materials can be just about anything: a short video, a photo, a brochure. Create a Pinterest board where you can pin authentic resources that you find on the internet.
- Develop clear and detailed rubrics to evaluate students’ performance in IPAs.
- Begin with 2-3 modes on the IPA, then add on the other modes with future IPAs.
- Offer formative practice opportunities before the actual IPA to help students become familiar with the assessment format.
- Use AI tools, such as ChatGPT to create a possible IPA, or at least offer a template to use.
- Create a Pinterest board where you can pin authentic resources that you find on the internet
- Choose one unit or topic from your curriculum where you will create an IPA.
- Create a clear and detailed rubric that aligns with the IPA tasks
The Coming Weeks:
- Design and implement formative practice activities related to the selected IPA unit.
- Administer the IPA for the selected unit, using the rubric to evaluate students’ performance.
Helpful Podcast Episodes on This Topic:
- # 93: Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs)
- # 56: Backwards Design and Planning
- #20: Rubrics for Assessment and Learning with Beckie Bray Rankin
- #37: Competency-Based Grading with Ursula Askins-Hube
Helpful Blog Posts on This Topic:
- Authentic Resources in the World Language Classroom
- ACTFL Intercultural Can Do Statements
- Grading for Proficiency and Competency
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