Thursday February 16, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Sion – GSCS Meeting Room 2010 7th St. E Saskatoon, SK (Please use the front entrance and sign in when arriving) Join virtual guests,CAfLN founders Damian Cooper and Ken O’Connor, along with other CAfLN members from Saskatchewan in sharing a personal, school or district idea
Virtual Conference - Assessment 2020: How Clear Is Our Vision?
The ‘MUST ATTEND’ Virtual Conference Experience This School Year!
A 3-PART SERIES: November 21, 2020 – January 23, 2021 – May 8, 2021
The first conference in this series will include:
- a Panel Discussion featuring local and national educational leaders
- multiple Breakout Sessions facilitated by educators from Alberta and across the country, and
- a Final Keynote to round out the day!
Focus on current issues for educators
- How do we shift our FOCUS from Grades to Learning?
- How do we MAGNIFY Creative and Critical Thinking?
- How do we VISUALIZE Assessment in an Online World?
- Early bird rates are in effect until October 22, 2020
- Registering a group of 5 or more from the same jurisdiction? Use discount code group15 to receive a 15% discount
- Registration closes November 18, 2020
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NEWS & EVENTS
VOCAL 101 is Damian Cooper’s new online professional learning course that takes K-12 educators inside classrooms to see why and how using mobile technologies to capture digital evidence through observations and conversations can be a powerful tool for assessing learning. A concise five section course design … provides K-12 educators with an effective and manageable
Springer Publications is pleased to announce the launch of a new book co-edited by CAfLN member Dany Laveault (University of Ottawa) and Linda Allal (University of Geneva) on AfL and the challenges associated with its implementation in our education systems. “Assessment for Learning: Meeting the Challenge of Implementation” provides new perspectives on Assessment for Learning
My goodness, how the time flies – now that I’m well into my 60’s! Here we are, in mid-December and it’s -8 outside. Much colder in Winnipeg, I understand! Yet it seems as though the school year just began. But since time is flying by, I must be having fun, right? It has been
Submitted by Lori Jeschke, Superintendent, Prairie Spirit School Division, Saskatchewan Our assessment team meets once a week to touch base, celebrate success, provide feedback, and to determine next steps. One of the highlights of our time together includes creating playlists. These lists usually reference the music we are listening to or perhaps the books on
2016-11-25 Submitted by Paige Fisher, PhD Faculty of Education, Vancouver Island University The province of BC is abuzz with a new provincial requirement for students to be involved in self assessing against the Core Competencies, which the province has articulated as Thinking (Critical and Creative) , Communication, and Personal and Social (Social Responsibility, Positive Personal
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..