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Monday, July 16 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Re-designing Assessment

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Unpacking the broad assessment agenda we face in schools today and exploring new insights and solutions for the challenges we face. Let’s face it, the assessment agenda is fraught with mixed metaphors, blind alleys and confusing vocabulary! Let’s re-establish assessment in it’s rightful place as an integral part of any learning.

It is all about the grade at the end of the day. How can I break this everlasting cycle?
I want my students to be more central in their learning, how do I take steps towards this?
I think I am doing OK with assessment in my classroom, but how does this compare with elsewhere in the world? Do others face the same challenge?

Attendees will:

  • understand the key issues that swirl around the assessment agenda for schools;
  • reflect on their own assessment practices and place them in the wider national and international context;
  • see real world examples of how assessment innovations are being applied in sectors beyond the education sector;
  • explore a range of misleading metaphors, helping to create a clearer definition of what assessment can and should be;
  • leave with a better understanding about what assessment is and isn’t;
  • review and debate the challenges we face as teachers, as a nation;
  • find solutions to local challenges and begin to see how assessment can be a platform for students to reflect and develop higher order thinking skills.

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Tom Barrett

Senior Consultant, NoTosh Ltd
Tom Barrett is one of the UK’s best known classroom teachers, working in the elementary schools sector. He curates and shares thousands of practical ideas from teachers across the globe on his blog edte.ch, and puts into practice the very best thinking on educational technology... Read More →
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Ewan McIntosh

Founder, CEO, NoTosh Limited
Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, a Scotland and Australia-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world’s top creative companies and school districts.McIntosh’s company, NoTosh Limited, develops... Read More →

Monday July 16, 2012 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
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  • Intended Level(s) All
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  • Attendee Requirements Laptop, iPad, etc.
  • Price $225
  • Capacity 65

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