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Register for Leadership Day 2018 With Dr. Sam Sellar

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October 1, 2018

Keynote • Dr. Sam Sellar, Manchester Metropolitan University


  • Large-scale Assessment
  • Engaging the Public
  • Assessment and Reporting Systems
  • The Promise of Formative Assessment

With a new curriculum on the horizon and new professional standards now in place, it is absolutely the right time for a new conversation about assessment.

Sam Sellar will provide perspective from his international research in the areas of datafication, commercialization and accountability. Then join with leadership colleagues in rich conversation to envision possibilities for assessment in Alberta. But conversation alone isn't enough - you'll leave with concrete actions that you can undertake now to shift the culture and the conversation about assessment towards the future desired state.

Audience: Jurisdiction Leadership Teams & School Leaders

Note: This year, school jurisdictions are not limited in the number of delegates they can register as long as there is space available in the conference.

Leadership Day Agenda

Monday, October 1 - Fantasyland Hotel

8:00 am - 9:00 am     Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 11:45 am  Keynote Address • Sam Sellar

11:45 am – 12:30 pm  Lunch (provided)

12:45 pm – 3:15 pm     Keynote Address (continued)


Dr. Sam Sellar is Reader in Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was previously Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellow in the School of Education at The University of Queensland. Sam's research focuses on intersections between education policy, accountability and data.

With a team of colleagues, Sam is currently working on an international comparative study of data infrastructure in schools and school systems in Australia, the USA, Canada and Japan. Sam also works closely with teacher associations around the world on issues of datafication, commercialization and accountability. Sam is co-author of Globalizing Educational Accountabilities (2016, Routledge) and co-editor of National testing in schools: An Australian assessment (2016, Routledge).

Leadership Day Fees

AAC Member: $225 Early bird rate (until June 29/18); $250 Regular rate 
AAC Non-Member: $375

Registration Guidelines and Refund Policy

Individual Registrations

  • Payment is required by credit card at the time of registration.
  • There are no refunds on individual registrations; however, substitutions can be made at any time without penalty.

Fantasyland Hotel West Edmonton Mall

17700 87 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5T 4V4

We have arranged a room block with the hotel for bookings made prior to Friday, September 14, 2018.

For information about reservations and rates click here. (download pdf)

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