Online Book Study: Designing and Implementing Performance Tasks and Projects

Date:              Ongoing

Cost:              Free        WRESA Members 

                        $65.00   Non-WRESA Members

Type:             Online Book Study 

Hours:          20 contact hours

Participants will need to purchase the book prior to starting the course.

Eric Carbaugh, co-author of the book titled: Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects: Tools for Meaningful Learning and Assessment  will take you through this course using the book as a guide.

This course, focused on the book Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects: Tools for Meaningful Learning and Assessment, addresses the design and implementation of authentic performance tasks and projects. Throughout the course, you’ll learn about many practical tools to help you integrate these learning and assessment strategies into the fabric of your classroom. In addition to the modules devoted to the design of tasks, projects, and rubrics, you’ll also explore how to differentiate these tasks, teach in a performance-based classroom, and overcome common management challenges. The last chapter is devoted to creating a performance-based curriculum.

By completing this course, participants will:

  • Design meaningful and authentic learning experiences and assessments
  • Create tools to evaluate student work
  • Differentiate tasks and projects for student interest or readiness
  • Understand key instructional shifts in performance-based classrooms
  • Effectively manage student work
  • Explore opportunities for a performance-based curriculum

These modules include a collection of reflection questions, activities, and/or job embedded tasks, which will ask you to apply strategies and tools to your own teaching.

For more information about this course, contact Candie Sellers at