Yacapaca webinars run weekly on Thursdays at 4:00-4:30pm, UK time. They are designed to be of value to both SLTs making the strategic decision to adopt a formative assessment platform, and existing users who seek to extract more teaching & learning from the tool they already know and love. Because these events attract a mix of new and experienced users, the sessions are interactive, engaging and high-value.
Here is the schedule for the second half of the Autumn Term.
Strategic blended learning makes the most out of bubbles
4:00-4:30pm, Thu 5/11/20 – book your place now
‘Blended learning’ simply means giving teachers online tools to facilitate best-practice teaching. The term was invented long after we first conceived Yacapaca, but it aptly encapsulates our mission “To free teachers to actually teach.”
Find out how to blend Yacapaca strategically, as part of a system of testing, identifying gaps, correcting misconceptions and designing targeted interventions.
Live lessons with your on- and off-campus students using Yacapaca
4:00-4:30pm, Thu 12/11/20 – book your place now
Did you know that many schools run remote lessons using Yacapaca in conjunction with Zoom, Google Meet or MS Teams? Come and find out how our tools allow you to run whole-class, interactive lessons, including plenaries and peer assessments – all without undue stress.
Manage and analyse the full spectrum of assessment across the whole school
4:00-4:30pm, Thu 19/11/20 – book your place now
Imagine a school in which all the marks from all assignments were instantly available and analysable from a single dashboard, at SLT, HoD or class teacher level. Now stop imagining, and come and find out how our power users are already doing exactly this, across multiple types of assignment, including:
- Multiple choice (of course)
- Short-response questions (auto-marked)
- Essay/project responses
- Video/audio responses
- Structured peer assessment
Develop a consistent approach to exam practice
4:00-4:30pm, Thu 26/11/20 – book your place now
Exam practice requires a massive investment of teacher time across the school, particularly for marking and feedback, yet the effectiveness of traditional approaches is limited. We will investigate how you can build or borrow a complete suite of practice exams, correlated to your board’s requirements and with consistent monitoring and analysis available at the Department, Whole-School or MAT level.
Efficiently build your school’s assessment library
4:00-4:30pm, Thu 03/12/20 – book your place now
Our users tell us that the attribute of Yacapaca that really sets it apart from other assessment platforms is the flexibility of the assessment authoring tools. You can:
- use off-the-shelf, pre-made assessments (23,000 of them at time of writing).
- write your own, completely from scratch.
- endlessly borrow, modify and repurpose content written by colleagues across the English-speaking world.
- differentiate content on-the-fly to build the perfect assessment for each student or set.
By the end of the session, you will be ready to plan and execute a comprehensive assessment library for your department, school or forward-thinking MAT.
4:00-4:30pm, Thu 10/12/20 – Cancelled. This event will be re-run on a later date.
Well-targeted interventions require high-quality data, collated and analysed with the appropriate tools. We shall go through the tools Yacapaca offers to identify and design interventions that are targeted to the exact need, and monitor their effectiveness.