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Professional Learning Opportunities 2022

AAC Virtual Sessions - Open to all educators!

We understand teachers need professional learning opportunities that are:

  • based on the emerging issues facing teachers in the current Alberta context,
  • accessible at a time when teachers are ready for learning, and
  • affordable, hassle-free, and of the highest quality.

New sessions will be posted as they are designed. If you know of a topic that would immediately meet your teaching needs in the assessment area, don’t hesitate to email info@aac.ab.ca

Keep in mind our AAC member jurisdictions have funded most open sessions; therefore, there is a slight difference in pricing for members and non-members. 

Is your school authority is a member?  Check the membership list here

Click on a session title to view more information.

These sessions are designed to fit your busy schedule!

Asynchronous optionReceive 2-week access to recording and materials of the session(s) you register for.

To register for one or more of these open sessions, please hit the registration button below!

Online Open Sessions:

A Mash Up of Pedagogy for Diverse Classrooms
- a Mini-Series

Educators have to teach students with different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, requiring a differentiated pedagogical approach to teaching and assessment. These sessions will explore how teachers can design respectful and rigorous instruction and assessment for today’s classroom.

3 hours; $30.00 for AAC Members and $45.00 for Non-Members

Dates: 

  • Part A May 12, 2022    Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm MT (recorded)
  • Part B May 19, 2022    Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm MT
  • Part C May 26, 2022    Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm MT

Missed a session but would still like to participate?  We will provide you with the session recording(s) once you register.

Aligning Current Assessments to New Curriculum K-12

In this session, we will demonstrate a simple process teachers can use to adapt their current assessments to new curriculum objectives. Teachers will walk away from this session with the confidence they need to tackle implementation of new curriculum.

60 minutes; $10.00 for AAC Members and $20.00 for Non-Members

Date: May 24, 2022    Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm MT

Offered virtually via Google Meet

Fee: $25.00 per AAC member           $50.00 for non-members

Are you ready to plan units for the new curriculum?

These workshops will provide the steps to aligning current units and assessment plans with the new curriculum.  Please note these are not ‘sit and get’ presentations but instead the AAC facilitator will guide participants as they use the 6-step process to begin developing their own units and assessment plans.

Session participants should have working knowledge of:
  1) conceptual understanding
  2) components of curriculum outcomes (concepts, performance verbs, and generalizations)
  3) the UbD structure of unit and assessment planning (stages 1 and 2)

If you are unfamiliar with the above requirements, be sure to review the pre-session professional learning materials provided once you’ve registered for the session.

Offered virtually via Google Meet

Fee: $60.00 per AAC member           $80.00 for non-members

Ken O'Connor: Telling the Story of Student Learning in a Way that Parents Understand

In this 2 hour session, system leaders will hear education consultant and author, Ken O’Connor, provide information and recommendations about designing engaging communication systems that effectively communicate student learning in a way that parents will understand. One Alberta school district will share their own progress in sharing learning with parents. We hope to reserve the last 30 minute for a question and answer period with Ken.

DATE: Friday, June 17, 2022  TIME: 9:00 – 11:00 am MT

 

Register for 1, 2 or all 3 of these fantastic workshops!

These are hybrid in-person and online sessions.
Registrants can participate from a distance if unable to travel.

The venue will be an Edmonton location to be determined. Details will be posted as they are confirmed.

AAC is a non-profit charitable society and as such our sessions are dependent on registration numbers. All sessions will be confirmed 4 business working days prior to the session date. Please share this opportunity with your networks.

AAC Assessment Summer Event 2022!

Monday, August 8 & Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Unit and Assessment Planning For NEW Math and ELA programs of study

This two-day workshop will consist of supported unit and assessment planning for Grades K-3 teachers.

Fee: $130.00 per AAC member; $156.00 per non-member

Wednesday, August 10 & Thursday, August 11, 2022

Best Assessment Practices in PowerSchool’s PowerTeacher Pro 

In these collaborative sessions, AAC facilitators will share best assessment practices and demonstrate how these strategies can work in our PowerTeacher Pro markbooks, especially in the parent/ student portal. They will share strategies on how teachers can manipulate a powerschool system to make sure the reporting tool reflects sound and effective assessment principles, and incorporates an innovative approach to increasing parent and student engagement.

Fee: $192.00 per AAC member; $230.00 per non-member

Friday, August 12, 2022

Unit and Assessment Planning For NEW PE and Wellness Program of Studies for Grades K-6

This workshop will be a supported unit and assessment planning for Grades K-6 PE and Wellness Teachers.

Fee: $75.00 per AAC member; $100.00 per non-member

Offered virtually via Google Meet

Fee: $150.00 per AAC member; $180.00 for non-members

Assessing Student Learning by Design: Principles and Practices for School Leaders

Join best-selling author Jay McTighe for professional learning on assessment for school-based leaders!

September 22 and October 6, 2022 from 9:00 – 10:30 am MT

These two 90-minute sessions are for School Leadership teams interested in:
     – improving schoolwide assessment practices, and
     – supporting teachers and orienting new staff. 

The series will include guided self-reflection and critical thinking prompts during the interim from AAC. 

Final Exams: A conversation about the research

A session for school and district assessment leaders!

Monday, October 3, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm MT

The group will discuss the latest research findings on the impact of final exams, what grades are best suited for using final exams, and your BIG QUESTIONS.

 Offered virtually via Google Meet

 Fee: $15.00 per AAC member; $25.00 for non-members

Offered virtually via Google Meet

Fee: $60.00 per AAC member; $80.00 for non-members

Join us for an AAC Book Study!

For K-12 teachers and leaders

Session 1
Tuesday, October 25, 2022   |  4:00 pm – 4:30 pm MT (30 minutes)
Led by an AAC facilitator, participants will receive a resource package to support reflection & implementation of the concepts in the book and an introduction to using google classroom format.

Session 2 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022  |  4:00 pm – 5:30 pm MT (1.5 hours)
An AAC Facilitator will lead a discussion focusing on practical implementation of the concepts from the book, and engagement in self-reflection.

Session 3 
Tuesday, November 22, 2022  |  4:00 pm – 5:00 pm MT (1 hour)
Author, Jay McTighe will join us this hour for a Q & A conversation about the main themes of his book – Assessing Student Learning by Design.

Stay Tuned for an updated list of future AAC sessions!

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