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Thursday, February 22
 

10:30

60 in 60: Formative Assessment Techniques for Every Classroom
Some new ideas. Some familiar favourites. Come to this fast-paced session to be introduced (or reintroduced) to 60 formative assessment techniques. We guarantee you’ll find something to use with your students next week!

Speakers
AA

Alberta Assessment Consortium

The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
PE 264 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

10:30

Instruction and Assessment Practices for Middle School Math
Teachers from Horizon School division have been participating in an Alberta Research Network sponsored research project exploring the impact of teacher professional development on assessment practices in the middle school mathematics classroom. The lead presenter on this presentation is the lead researcher on the project and has asked teachers in the project share their research based assessment and instructional practices. At this time, it is anticipated that there will be 3 teachers presenting alongside Richelle. The goal is for teachers to share what they have learned and what has worked (and sometimes what has not worked) in their classrooms.Participants will be provided with practical ideas to use in their math class. Several teachers will be sharing practices that they have used in their classes.

Speakers
avatar for Richelle Marynowski

Richelle Marynowski

Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge
I am currently an Associate Professor with a specialization in mathematics teaching and learning and classroom assessment and evaluation. I spent 15 years teaching in K - 12 schools in both rural and urban settings. I am passionate about teaching and learning at all levels including... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
L 1170B University Library, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

Don't Let the Tail Wag the Dog
Do you ever feel like the tail (your reporting system) is wagging the dog (student learning) in your classroom? Research confirms that formative assessment improves student learning, but too often conventional grading practices get in the way of realizing its benefits. Regardless of your reporting system, teachers are always able to employ effective assessment practices to support student learning.

Speakers
AA

Alberta Assessment Consortium

The Alberta Assessment Consortium is a not-for-profit education partner in the province, focused on everyday assessment to support student learning. Our facilitators combine their experience as Alberta teachers and teacher leaders with the expertise of the organization.


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
PE 264 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4

14:30

Evaluating Fundamental Movement Skills in Children
Fundamental movement skills (FMS) are crucial for success in sports and lifelong involvement in physical activity. This session will focus on ways educators can evaluate FMS.
- Short presentation (power point) on physical literacy and fundamental movement skills.
- Introduction to the Canadian Agility and movement skill assessment (CAMSA).
- Practice using and scoring the CAMSA.
- Evaluation and reflection on teachers' own fundamental movement skills and physical literacy.
- Invitation to complete survey (survey results will be part of UofL research, additional documentation will be provided by researcher(s).

Speakers
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Simon Schaerz

Simon Schaerz is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbrigde. He is also an Exercise Science and Physical Education faculty member at Lethbridge College. Simon is currently researching teachers' experiences and perceptions with physical literacy in the... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 14:30 - 16:00
PE 110 1st Choice Savings Centre for Sport & Wellness (PE Building), University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4
 
Friday, February 23
 

12:30

Assessment? Elementary, My Dear Mozart!
Hands on session for music specialists and classroom teachers teaching music. Engaging, easy-to-use assessments will be shared and created. Educational and brain research indicate powerful effects of engaging students in educational experiences that involve music. Gardiner reminds us that while integrating the curriculum, we need to honour the disciplines as separate entities; musical intelligence is included. How can a regular classroom teacher include and assess music education in a meaningful way? This session will involve participants in a lively hands-on experience and furnish them with ready-to-use assessment strategies for the classroom. Music specialists and classroom teachers will leave this session with engaging ideas and effective ways to assess student learning in music. Be ready to participate, and have fun!

Speakers
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Angie Turk

Angie completed her Master’s degree in Education (curriculum and design) from Concordia University; she obtained her Bachelor of Music and Education degrees from the University of Calgary. It was there that she gained expertise in Kodály pedagogy, studying under Canadian guru Lois... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 12:30 - 14:00
TH 277 Turcotte Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4