Student Engagement and Assessment Webinar

with Deb McFarlane-Smith, Alberta Education


LIVE WEBINARS May 12, 17 & 20, 2010 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.


Playback May 12 session here. This link will only be active until June 30, 2010. Presenter's slides for this session: Student Engagement.pptx

Playback May 17 session here. This link will only be active until June 30, 2010. Presenter's slides for this session: Student Engagement and Assessment for Learning

Playback May 20 session here. This link will only be active until June 30, 2010. Presenter's slides for this session: Student Engagement and Assessment of Learning.pptx

TARGET AUDIENCE: Teachers, Administrators, Consultants, leaders interested in the link between student engagement and assessment

ABOUT THIS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY:
The relationship between student engagement and student learning is drawing the attention of educators across Alberta and Canada. As the benefits of quality classroom assessment become more widely known, teachers are working hard to integrate related strategies into their instructional practice.

In this three-part webinar series, we will explore how student engagement and assessment connect and contribute to student learning. In the first session, a rationale for a clear and consistent focus on classroom practices that affect student engagement will be presented to create a shared understanding about student engagement using findings from current research and literature. The second and third sessions will include practical classroom applications of assessment of and for learning strategies and discussion about their power and promise in facilitating student engagement.


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ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

As a school improvement manager working with jurisdictions and their AISI projects, an Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC) Assessment Specialist, and a former classroom teacher and school principal, Deb McFarlane-Smith offers a unique perspective. She is well known for her work in assessment, and has presented to schools and districts in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. Her passion for “assessment as good teaching” is evident in her workshops.


Handouts and References:

Webinar Participant Guide I May 2010.docx

Webinar Participant Guide II May 2010.docx

Webinar Participant Guide III May 2010.docx