There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful ways to improve student learning. However, adopting formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is sometimes called, involves far more than adding a few "quick fixes" to teachers' classroom repertoires. It involves a fundamental shift in focus, from what the teacher is putting in to the process to what the students are getting out of it. In this interactive one-day workshop, participants will learn:
  • Why we need to increase educational achievement, what's been tried, and why it hasn't worked;
  • Why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school;
  • What formative assessment is (and isn't);
  • Practical techniques for implementing formative assessment; and
  • How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.
Participants will learn what kinds of formative assessment have the biggest impact on student achievement, and how they can be implemented in every classroom. Specifically, participants will
  • Understand why a focus on minute to minute and day by day assessment for learning must be a priority for every school
  • Learn about the five key strategies of assessment for learning, together with thirty practical techniques that teachers can use in their classrooms
  • Understand how to support colleagues in developing their practice of assessment for learning.
Day 1
Session 1: Formative assessment: why, what and how

Session 2: Sharing learning intentions

Session 3: Eliciting evidence

Day 2
Session 1: Feedback

Session 2: Activating students - as learning resources and as owners of their learning

Session 3: Sustaining teacher learning with teacher learning communities
Potential Audience:
K-12 and university teachers, curriculum supervisors, teacher leaders, and teacher trainers.
The workshop will use a variety of techniques including formal presentation, small group discussion, and a variety of activities that model the use of effective formative assessment in the classroom.
Gems World Academy, Dubai
Al Barsha South
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 (0) 4 373-6373

9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Registration at 8:30 am
on the 17th September 2019.

Timings for both the days would be:
  • Tea / coffee and registration at: 8:30 A.M.
  • Workshop starts at: 9:00 A.M.
  • Morning tea at 11:00 A.M.
  • Lunch at 01:00 P.M.
  • Workshop gets over by: 4:00 PM
USD 720 Early Bird Offer till 1st February, 2019
USD 790 Closing Date Till 10th September 2019
INCLUDES:Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional
Development hours, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.
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