Canadian Conference

 

Assessment for Learning:
Canada in Conversation with the World

On the evening of Friday, April 11, 2014, and Saturday, April 12, 2014 a ‘full-to-capacity” group of educators from all across Canada and around the world joined more than 36 international delegates for a most amazing conference. The conference included three plenary sessions (simultaneous translation) and ten concurrent sessions. Canadians were invited to be in conversation with each other and with the international delegates.

Why is this conference important?

Classroom assessment research has shown that when assessment is used in the service of learning, it can make the “greatest impact on student learning and achievement ever documented.” More and more educators want the promise of these research findings to be a reality for all learners across Canada and beyond.

What was the agenda?

It is incredibly unusual to have so many speakers available during a conference. As you can see from the titles, speakers, descriptions, and presentation materials shared below, it was an incredible event.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Opening Ceremonies (Plenary Sessions-Simultaneous Translation Available)
5:30 – 6:00 pm
With Ann Sherman and Anne Davies

Plenary Session:
Assessment for Learning: Has the Warranty Run Out? (Simultaneous Translation Available)
6:00 – 7:15 pm
With Dany Laveault, Canada (Host), Joy Cumming, Australia, Susan Brookhart, United States, Lisa Rodgers, New Zealand, Linda Allal, Switzerland, Kari Smith, Norway, Gordon Stobart, United Kingdom, Dylan Wiliam, UK/USA
 Description and Presentation Notes

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Plenary Session:
Assessment in the Service of Learning: A Call to Thoughtful Action (Simultaneous Translation Available)
9:00 – 10:15 am
With Lorna Earl, Canada (Host), Mary Chamberlain, New Zealand, Heidi Andrade, United States, and Dany Laveault, Canada
 Description and Presentation Notes

Choice – Concurrent Session:
How are policies in the area of Assessment for Learning impacting leaders and their work?
10:45 – 12:00 noon
With Louis Volante, Canada (host), Joy Cumming, Australia, Ernest Spencer, United Kingdom, Lisa Rodgers, New Zealand, and Caroline Wylie, United States
 Description

Choice – Concurrent Session:
What Are The Ways Professional Learning is Changing to Make Assessment for Learning a Reality for Learners?
10:45 – 12:00 noon
With Sandra Herbst, Canada (Host), Menucha Birenbaum, Israel, Jenny Poskitt, New Zealand, Graham Maxwell, Australia, Sue Swaffield, United Kingdom, and Jill Willis, Australia
 Description

Choice – Concurrent Session:
The role of teachers in the assessment of learning: professional judgment, the reporting process
and the potential for change

10:45 – 12:00 noon
With Anne Davies, Canada (Host), Ruth Sutton, United Kingdom, Vincent Geiger, Australia, Ernesto Panadero, Spain and Finland, Heidi Andrade, United States, and Michael Absolum, New Zealand
 Description and Presentation Notes

Choice – Concurrent Session:
Lessons Learned: Implementation Accounts from Around the World – Ireland and Singapore
10:45 – 12:00 noon
With Anne Looney, Republic of Ireland Karen Lam, and Kelvin Tan, Singapore
 Description and Presentation Notes

Choice – Concurrent Session:
Soutenir l’apprentissage au moyen de l’évaluation : une question d’équilibre
10:45 – 12:00 noon
With Louise Bourgeois, Ottawa, Canada
 Description and Presentation Notes

Lunch: Noon to 1:30 ~ Attendees are invited to join delegates for conversations over lunch.

Choice – Concurrent Session:
Evaluation-soutien de L’apprentissage: un Processus de Co-régulation
1:30 – 2:45 pm
With Dany Laveault, Canada and Linda Allal, Switzerland

Choice – Concurrent Session:
How are Leaders using Assessment for Learning to Support Professional Learning, School Learning,
and System Learning?

1:30 – 2:45 pm
With Ann Sherman, Canada (Host), Lenore Adie, Australia, Harm Tillema, Netherlands, Margaret Heritage, United States, and Chris Harrison, United Kingdom
 Description

Choice – Concurrent Session:
What New Relationships are Emerging Between Large-Scale and Classroom Assessment?
1:30 – 2:45 pm

Lorna Earl, Canada (Host), Esther Care, Australia, Charles Darr, New Zealand, and Gordon Stobart, United Kingdom
 Description

Choice – Concurrent Session:
Lessons Learned: Implementation Accounts from Around the World – New Zealand and Manitoba, Canada
1:30 – 2:45 pm
With Mary Chamberlain, New Zealand, Michael Absolum, New Zealand, Sandra Herbst, Canada
 Description

Choice – Concurrent Session:
Establishing Successful Teacher Learning Communities: Lessons Learned
1:30 – 2:45 pm
With Dylan Wiliam, United Kingdom/United States
 Description and Presentation Notes

Closing Plenary Session:
Where To From Here? What’s Next for Assessment for Learning? (Plenary Sessions-Simultaneous Translation Available)
3:00 – 4:15 pm
With Rick Stiggins, United States (via video), Sandra Herbst, Canada, Dylan Wiliam, United Kingdom/United States, and Anne Davies, Canada
 Description and Presentation Notes

Closing Ceremonies: Final Words (Simultaneous Translation Available)
4:15 – 4:30 pm

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