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Alberta Assessment Consortium and the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network are partnering to host a combined conference in Edmonton, Alberta!

Assessment 20/20: How Clear is Our Vision?

Registration now open!

Early Bird rates in effect until March 27, 2020

We are seeking presenters for 30-minute 'Spotlight on the Field' sessions
during our Pre-conference day, April 30, 2020.

This is the "must attend" conference experience of Spring 2020, bringing together educators and assessment experts from kindergarten through pre-service faculties.

Thursday, April 30, 2020:

Barnett House (ATA), Edmonton

Morning: 9:30 – 11:30 am

Issues Forum: Should Formative Assessment ever be standardized?

CAfLN founding members Damian Cooper, Lorna Earl, and Ken O’Connor will be joined by Alberta panelists for a rousing discussion of this timely topic!

There is no charge for the morning event

Afternoon: 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Spotlight on the Field: What does Assessment for Learning really look like in practice?

Join fellow educators as they share the impact of AfL on learners from kindergarten through post-secondary, and within a variety of subject areas. Participants will be able to attend 4 different sessions.

AAC/CAfLN Members: $65; Non-members: $75

Evening: 4:30 – 8:30 pm

Ignite and Inspire!

Meet, mingle and enjoy dinner with like-minded educators. 4 fast-paced after-dinner Ignite presentations will be sure to inspire our collective advocacy for AfL. Then kick back and have a bit of fun with Assessment Karaoke! Take your favourite singable tune from days gone by and add some assessment lyrics.

AAC/CAfLN Members: $50; Non-members: $55

Friday, May 1, 2020:

Main Conference
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Campus, Edmonton

Assessment 20/20: How clear is our vision?

Join keynote presenters as they engage delegates in a series of morning provocations based on international, provincial, district, and classroom perspectives. Then select two topics you would like to explore in more depth

during afternoon breakout sessions. A student panel will conclude the day of learning.

Keynote Speakers

Stephen Murgatroyd

How to Avoid PISA Envy: Understanding PISA as a Measure of Social Status, Not Learning

Richelle Marynowski

The Power of Formative Assessment – Even within a Culture
of Large-Scale Testing

Lori Jeschke

How Leaders Can Pay Attention to the Tenets of Assessment for Learning

Jackie Clarke

Engaging Students in Creating Classroom Competencies Leads to
Academic, Personal, and Social Success

Jean Stiles

Student Panel: Actually, Formative Assessment Is the Real World

AAC/CAfLN Members: $225; Non-members: $350

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