There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day formative assessment is the most cost-effective ways to improve student learning. However, adopting classroom formative assessment 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 into the process to what the students are getting out of it. In this interactive two-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 and every teacher;
  • 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 formative assessment must be a priority for every school
  • learn about the five key strategies of formative assessment, together with numerous practical formative assessment techniques that teachers can use in their classrooms
  • understand how to support colleagues in developing their practice of formative assessment through the use of school-based teacher learning communities.
Day 1
  • Session 1: Formative assessment: why, what and how
  • Session 2: Learning intentions and success criteria—why we need both
  • Session 3: Eliciting evidence
Day 2
  • Session 1: Feedback that moves learning forward
  • 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.
Dylan Wiliam is one of the world’s leading authorities on the ways that assessment can be used to improve student learning and has authored or co-authored over 400 articles, books, and book chapters on education. After 7 years teaching English, mathematics and science in urban secondary schools in London, he joined Chelsea College,University of London, which later merged with King’s College London. During his time at King’s College London, he ran the mathematics teacher education programme, co-ordinated a large scale testing programme, served for five years as Dean of the School of Education and from 2001 to 2003, was Assistant Principal of the College. In 2003 he moved to the United States, to take up the post of Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, and in 2006 returned to the UK as Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, University of London. Since 2010 he has worked as an independent consultant, advising schools, districts, and regional and national governments on how education can be improved, but he retains his link with the University of London as Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the UCL Institute of Education.
PUE Theatre in Education City


The workshop will be held at the PUE Theatre in Education City. Participants can be dropped off outside the venue or can park in the carpark inside Gate 1, next to the Education City Stadium, Education City and walk.

Google map: 8C7H+W56, Ar-Rayyan

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 8:00 am
on the 20th October 2023
USD 890 Till 1st October 2023
Early Bird Offer USD 850 Till 15th August 2023
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development hours, Lunch and 2 coffee breaks.
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