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Assessing Critical Competencies: Modernizing Assessment and Reporting - Elementary Workshop
Presented by: Tom Schimmer
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Stonebridge Hotel 12102-100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB
About the Session:

Now is the time to modernize assessment and reporting to align with the goals of 21st century learning. Putting the right practices in place is the critical next step in ensuring all students master essential intellectual and social skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.

During this training, participants will explore a framework for creating a more personalized and relevant experiences for learners and determine specific actions and decisions that need to be made at the district, school, and classroom levels. Participants are encouraged to attend as a team, as time will be available for collaborative action planning.


Participants will learn:

  • The big picture of curricular reform and the way that the means and ends of learning are shifting
  • Which assessment fundamentals remain essential and which will likely become somewhat marginalized or even antiquated
  • The fundamental principles of performance assessments (including project- or problem-based learning) and how they must transform the assessment norms of every classroom, school, and district
  • The practices and processes necessary to assess critical thinking, creative thinking, and collaborative thinking
  • How the development of specific social skills will lead to learners becoming more socially competent
  • The practices and processes necessary to ensure that the assessment of critical competencies is both valid and reliable
  • Potential ways student growth and development can be reported to parents and others
About the Presenter(s):
Tom Schimmer
Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Cost: $150.00
Focus(es): Assessment/Évaluation, Leadership/Instructional Leadership /Leadeurship/Leadeurship pédagogique
Grade Level(s): K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12
Audience: Administrator/Administration, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant
Special Notes: Registration Includes Lunch and Tom Schimmer’s Book STANDARDS-BASED LEARNING IN ACTION