These inservices are designed to 1) introduce the WELS teaching standards and continuum, and 2) understand their proper use. Everything needed for faculty inservices is included on this page. Each section can be used as a self-contained, one hour inservice. First, download the WELS Teaching Standards and the Continuum of WELS Teacher Development.

For each section, begin by reading the Leader’s Guide. All the other resources you need to conduct the inservice are included in the following sections 1) Professional Reading, 2) Videos, 3) Handouts, 4) Forums, and 5) Additional (optional) Readings.

May God bless your study!

Standard Two (Ron Ohm)

Standard Three (Dr. Carrie Pfeifer)

Standard Five (Robert Klindworth)

Standard Seven (David Tess)

Standard Eight (Carla Melendy)

 Articles to Read for Standard Eight Page
Read these two articles prior to the in-service meeting. They are linked for ease of printing and distributing.

Black, P.J. & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80(2), 139-148.

Black, P., Harrison, C., Lee, C., Marshall, B., & Wiliam, D. (2004). Working inside the Black Box: Assessment for learning in the classroom. Phi Delta Kappan, 86(1), 9-21.

 Videos for the Presentation Page

 Additional Resource & References

Wiliam, D. (2007). Five “Key Strategies” for Effective Formative Assessment. Retrieved from Its Learning on April 8, 2016

Additional Resources for Formative Assessment

Brookhart, S. M. (2010). Formative assessment strategies for every classroom.
Alexandria: ASCD.

Brown, W. (2008). Young children assess their learning. Young Children, 63(6),

Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2007). Checking for understanding. Alexandria, VA:
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Instruction.

Dodge, D. T., Heroman, C., Charles, J., & Maiorca, J. (2004). Beyond outcomes:
How ongoing assessment supports children’s learning and leads to meaningful
curriculum. Young Children, 59(1), 20-28.

Keeley, P. (2008). Science formative assessment: 75 practical strategies for linking
assessment, instruction, and learning
. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Keeley, P., & Tobey, C. R. (2011). Mathematics formative assessment: 75 practical
strategies for linking assessment, instruction and learning
. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Tuttle, H. G. (2009). Formative assessment: Responding to your students.
Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.

Standard Ten

Additional Resource & References

Graham-Clay, S. (2005). Communicating with Parents: Strategies for Teachers. SchoolCommunity Journal, 16(1), 117-129.

Keyes, C. R. (2002). A Way of Thinking about Parent/Teacher Partnerships for Teachers. International Journal Of Early Years Education, 10(3), 177.

Markow, D., & Pieters, A. (2012). The Metlife survey of the American teacher: teachers, parents and the economy. New York: Metlife.