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Assessment with Digital Tools / A Virtual Mini-Workshop

Presented by Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke

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Date and Time

A 90-minute virtual mini-workshop from 6:00pm to 7:30pm Eastern Time (ET).

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Please note that this virtual mini-workshop is scheduled for Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


Digital assessment can offer a window into student learning that goes beyond what traditional assessments offer. When we watch students talk about their learning, explain their thinking, create, and reflect on their own work, we learn the most about where they're at and where they can go next. In this workshop, Kristin and Katie utilize fifteen years of first-hand experience and share practical ways to use digital tools for assessing student progress across the curriculum, helpful tips and strategies for managing student assessments, and practical tools to capture thinking for both teachers and kids.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate current digital tools and analyze their possible uses for assessment in the classroom.
  • Learn how to analyze digital student work to better understand learning.
  • Gain knowledge of students that will inform instruction throughout the school year.
  • Engage in reflective planning and conversation with colleagues while developing a digital assessment for the classroom.

About the Presenters

Kristin Ziemke is a teacher, staff developer, and the coauthor of Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age; Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom; and Connecting Comprehension and Technology. Kristin specializes in digital learning and is an advocate for the balance of print and digital tools to fuel student thinking. She is a resident teacher for the Big Shoulders Fund in Chicago.

Katie Muhtaris is the coauthor of Read the World: Rethinking Literacy for Empathy and Action in a Digital Age; Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom; and Connecting Comprehension and Technology. She currently works with kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms as an Instructional Digital Age Learning Coach, supporting teachers and students in the areas of literacy, humanities, and technology. She is an advocate for inquiry-based learning strategies and student-driven learning experiences.

Who Should Participate

Classroom teachers of grades K-8, literacy coaches, reading and language arts specialists, technology educators, special educators, library media specialists, curriculum coordinators, diversity, inclusion and equity specialists, and administrators.

Special 2021 Tuition Fee

The cost of this virtual mini-workshop is $40.00 per person. Tuition also includes access to the recorded workshop for 60 days.


Registrants will receive multiple emails from Heinemann, including enrollment confirmation, which also serves as your tuition receipt and contains some basic instructions. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of your registration, please contact us at or 800-541-2086, ext. 1151. Approximately two days prior to the event date you will receive an email with the PD event's Zoom link and log-in instructions.

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11/10/2021 - 6:00-7:30pm ET, Online

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