Submitted by Grant Page Teacher stories are opportunities to share insights and celebrate growth. They are reflections on strengths and weaknesses we all have as professionals. Here is part of my story, originally written in 2006 for Middle Ground, the magazine of Middle Level Education published by the National Middle School Association, now the AMLE
– African Proverb
NEWS & EVENTS
Submitted by Lori Jeschke, CAfLN Executive – Symposium Chair A Reflection on CAfLN 2017 – What I learned because you (Damian, Ken and Lorna) were in the room. Whenever I get to be in a place where I can learn from others’ practice, experience, and expertise, I am mindful of something that Sandra Herbst
Here are a few videos from the opening session of our 4th Conference and Symposium held in Saskatoon in May of 2017
Submitted by Damian Cooper, CAfLN Past President and Co-founder No teacher today questions the importance of critical thinking as a focus for teaching. Likewise, problem-solving. No surprise then that problem-based learning and inquiry-based learning play an increasing role in the kinds of learning tasks that teachers set for their students. Yet it is only a
Guest Blogger – Ken O’Connor CAfLN is a network that is “dedicated to nurturing and sustaining Assessment for Learning (AfL) . . . across Canada,” but given that every province and territory (unfortunately) requires % grades, at least for grades 9-12, we need not only to “assess for learning,” but we must also “grade for
It is hard to believe that CAfLN is four years old and five years since Damian, Ken and I first met to talk about a cross-Canada network that connected educators who believe in assessment for learning. Our enthusiasm for CAfLN was fueled by the powerful practices that we were seeing and hearing about in classrooms
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..