Canada in Conversation With the World


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On the evening of Friday, April 11, 2014, and Saturday, April 12, 2014, a lucky 250 educators will join more than 36 international delegates for a most amazing conference. The conference includes three plenary sessions (simultaneous translation) and ten concurrent sessions – see details below. Canadians will be invited to be in conversation with each other and with the international delegates including, pictured below from left to right, Dylan Wiliam, Sandra Herbst, Susan Brookhart, Anne Davies, and Dany Laveault.

Dylan WiliamSandra HerbstSusan BrookhartAnne DaviesDany Laveault

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. Come join us in Fredericton, New Brunswick and learn how we can achieve the results of these research findings for your learners.
Who is coming? Here is the amazing list in alphabetical order:

Fredericton, NB cityview Fredericton Government House

All conference sessions – Plenary and Concurrent – are focused on topics of interest to all educators in these times. There are three Plenary Sessions – all will be simultaneously translated – and eight concurrent sessions. To find out more, read below:

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, Gordon Stobart, United Kingdom, Dylan Wiliam, UK/USA

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 Sandra Herbst, Canada (Host), Mary Chamberlain, New Zealand, Heidi Andrade, United States, and Dany Laveault, Canada

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, Louise Hayward, United Kingdom, Kari Smith, Norway, Lisa Rodgers, New Zealand, and Caroline Wylie, United States

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, Maria Ruiz-Primo, United States, Sue Swaffield, United Kingdom, and Jill Willis, Australia

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

Choice – Concurrent Session:
Lessons Learned: Implementation Accounts from Around the World – Ireland and Hawai`i
10:45 – 12:00 noon
With Anne Looney, Republic of Ireland and Paul LeMahieu, United States

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can also  download an agenda to get all the details for this fabulous event.  On the detailed agenda you will see that we have also built in time for participants to be in conversation with each other and with the International Delegates both during sessions as well as during breaks.

For more information about registration fees and local amenities  click here


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