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Thursday, February 20
 

9:00am

From Grades to Growth: Assessment to Support our Most Vulnerable Students
As time goes on, we find the needs in our schools becoming more complex. All students need school to be a safe place to grow and learn. What are we doing to ensure that our classroom is that safe place? Come to this session to gather ideas on how you can use assessment to help support your most vulnerable students.

Speakers
avatar for AAC Facilitator

AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
2302

10:45am

Flip that SMART Board...with SMART Learning Suite Online! (BYOD)
Place learning rightly (and literally) into the hands of students! SMART’s easy-to-use online activity creation tools engage students, amplify class conversations, and provide formative assessment data. Create interactive activities quickly. “Hand out” materials to student devices for individual or collaborative completion. Collaboratively consider ideas on-the-fly as they’re captured to your board from student devices. Challenge students to show what they know and reflect together to construct new understandings.Manage SLSO activities directly from Google Drive. Insert interactive content into GSuite files. Link files to your Google Classroom... and your students become supported with customized content 24/7.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Bell

Janet Bell

Consultant, Learn All Ways Consulting
For many years, Janet has supported staff and students integrating edtech across the province and in Edmonton. Her grounded, down-in-the-heel approach can set you at ease as you scope out your next steps for inspiring student-centered learning in a technology-rich classroom with tools... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2301

12:30pm

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff! Assessing for Big Ideas in a Concept-Based Classroom
Schools across Alberta are making a shift to a more concept-based approach to teaching and learning. But what does that mean for classroom assessment? Come ready to work with sample concept-based tasks and rubrics, so that you can go back to school on Monday prepared to give your assessment a “big idea” makeover!

Speakers
avatar for AAC Facilitator

AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2302

12:30pm

Using iPads and Apple tools for student learning and assessment
In this session, participants will develop an understanding of how to use Apple Tools (Keynote, Pages and Clips), dictation and accessibility tools on the iPad. These tools will open up a world of possibilities of how students can demonstrate their learning in addition to ways that it can differentiate your instruction. We will dig into the resource, Everyone Can Create , which has ideas and lessons that teachers can integrate into their classroom to make student learning more engaging.Participants will walk away feeling they have a thorough understanding of Keynote, Clips and Pages in addition the dictation and accessibility tools, and walk away with a lesson or idea that they will want to incorporate into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Stone

Rachael Stone

Grade 4 Teacher & Tech Lead, O’Chiese First Nation School
Rachael Stone has been an educator for 10 years, teaching in Ontario, Northern Manitoba and Alberta. She currently works at O'Chiese First Nation School, where she is starting her fourth year as a Grade 4 Teacher and Technology Lead. She has a passion for educational technology and... Read More →



Thursday February 20, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2503

2:15pm

Is This for Marks? Changing the Assessment Culture in a High School Classroom
Back by popular demand! How often do you hear students ask, “Is this formative or summative?” Do you feel like the only way to have your students care about an assignment is to attach a mark to it? Consider how to shift the assessment culture in your classroom, to help students understand the “why” behind formative assessment.

Speakers
avatar for AAC Facilitator

AAC Facilitator

Field Service Facilitator, Alberta Assessment Consortium
The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Thursday February 20, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2302
 
Friday, February 21
 

10:45am

Your Time is Precious - The Importance of Formative Assessment
If you are not using formative assessment regularly and properly, you could be wasting precious instructional time! Formative Assessment allows educators to better understand and customize the math education of each student and informs teacher instruction. This workshop will cover the “How, What, When, and Why” of formative assessment so you can assess with confidence! Includes best practices for using developmental trajectories and delivering pre-assessments and exit tickets across print and digital classrooms.

Speakers
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Meghan Greene

Meaghan’s role at Knowledgehook is a Customer Success Manager, working to help inform the instruction, grow teacher capacity and promote a responsive teaching practice of many teachers across Canada through proper training and onboarding. Supporting math improvement at both the... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 10:45am - 12:00pm
2600

12:30pm

Classroom Formative Assessment Techniques
Are you looking for strategies to use in your classroom that will enhance student learning and provide you valuable feedback about your teaching practice? Formative assessment provides information on what, how much and how well students are learning. This information can guide instructional practice and will benefit all students; however, it will particularly have a positive impact on low-achievers. This would be a valuable session for you because it will introduce you to a range of formative classroom assessment techniques, how to use them, how to analyze the data that they gather, and how to share that data with students. The takeaways from this session are very practical and could be smoothly incorporated into your classroom regardless of teaching situation or teaching style.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Buchan

Tyler Buchan

Science Coordinator, Salisbury Composite High School
Tyler Buchan is a teacher, and Science Department Coordinator, at Salisbury Composite High School in Sherwood Park. He has taught science for over 15 years at schools in Alberta, Burkina Faso and Jamaica. He has degrees from the University of Alberta in Science Education, and in Philosophy... Read More →


Friday February 21, 2020 12:30pm - 1:45pm
2505

2:15pm

Assessment and Evaluation—Supporting Student Learning
This workshop will explore the assessment indicators in the Alberta Teaching Quality Standard. Key questions that will be considered include the following:(a) How do we plan assessment with the end in mind? (b)How do we support the learner to successfully meet curricular outcomes? (c)How do we ensure the credibility of our judgments?

Speakers
avatar for Tom Stones

Tom Stones

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
ATA Association Instructor Grade 8 teacher at Innisfail Middle School in Innisfail


Friday February 21, 2020 2:15pm - 3:30pm
2905