Dear Colleagues, …. have you ever looked forward to a Christmas break more than this year? The season provides us with a calendar opportunity for a pause – a temporary stop, a hesitation, or a consideration. On behalf of the CAfLN Board, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, happy,
– African Proverb
NEWS & EVENTS
Important Considerations when Determining Student Assessment and Marking/Grading Policies and Guidelines during the Covid-19 Pandemic
[ For the Balance of the 2019-2020 Academic Year ] The Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a non-profit organization that supports K to 12 and post-secondary educators. Our mission is to help implement and sustain sound assessment and grading practices that promote student learning in schools across Canada. As part of our mission
Important Update March 12, 2020 The Assessment 20/20 Conference, co-presented by The Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC) and the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN), scheduled to take place in Edmonton, Alberta from April 30 – May 1 has been postponed until October. The Boards of both organizations have been monitoring the escalating spread of the COVID-19 virus
The Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) invites you to submit a short summary article on compelling research related to contemporary classroom assessment practices. Articles will be published in CAfLN’s monthly newsletter, which is distributed to teachers throughout Canada. Potential topics for articles include (but are not limited to): Assessment for learning practices Challenges in
Submitted by: Bruce Mellesmoen “I thought my heart was going to come right out of my chest!” These were the words my 12-year-old son, Bobby, whispered to me. He had just finished playing The Little Drummer Boy for a room full of people he had never met before, and in his words, he “nailed it”.
Submitted by Grant Page I spent most of my teaching career in one school, a school where, from the beginning, I was challenged to develop and defend my pedagogy and philosophy of learning. I was given the opportunity to explore alternatives, take risks and fail miserably, so long as I kept moving forward. It was
Started by Damian Cooper, Ken O’Connor, & Lorna Earl, the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a member-led, non-profit organization that connects people across Canada who are interested in the use of assessment for learning and the development of related policies and research in education.
CAfLN emerged from conversations among Damian, Lorna, and Ken about the value and need for a pan-Canadian conversation about AfL – what it means, how it is implemented and what difference it is making in teaching and learning. As founding members, and first board of directors, they welcome input and support from all teachers, leaders and researchers who are interested in establishing and sustaining AfL in Canada.
Damian Cooper is an independent education consultant who specializes in helping schools and school districts across Canada, the United States, and internationally, to improve their instructional and assessment skills. Read more..
Lorna Earl Ph.D.is President of, Lorna Earl & Associates and the past President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and School Improvement.She is retired from a position as Associate Professor in the Theory and Policy Studies Department and Head Read more..
Ken O’Connor is an independent consultant on assessment, grading and reporting. A graduate of the University of Melbourne (B.A. Hon) and the University of Toronto (M. Ed), he has been a staff development presenter and facilitator in 44 states in the USA, 9 Read more..