In-Person Workshop
Trevor MacKenzie deepens our understanding of assessment with a lens on supporting learners in understanding where they are in their learning and where they need to go next in their learning. Mr. MacKenzie is an educator in British Columbia, Canada, who teaches in a public school system world renowned for its rich formative assessment practice and competency focused standards. In this highly engaging offering you will participate in activities that align learning standards with reflective exercises to empower students in understanding themselves as learners. You will design assessment activities that are infused with student voice aimed at transforming grading practices to move beyond merely providing students with a letter grade or percentage score. Transforming the Landscape of Assessment will provide sensible and time effective strategies to support student growth in the classroom.
You will learn to answer questions like these:
  • How can we embed cooperative learning strategies to help students share their understanding and move towards doing rather than merely knowing?
  • How can we facilitate assessment exercises and conversations more consistently in our classrooms and in our teaching time so students take on a more authentic role in the assessment process?
  • How can we encourage our learners to take on this new role in the classroom? And how can we inform parents to create capacity and support in this assessment transformation?
  • How can we facilitate meaningful conversations in student/teacher assessment conferences?
  • How can we strike a balance in our formative and summative assessment practice?
  • How can we review a body of learning and reflect on the learning process to determine grades and scores as opposed to merely assessing a summative task?
  • How can we rethink letter grades to move towards an assessment philosophy that truly includes students and empowers them to understand themselves as learners?
  • How can we best prepare students for the world of tomorrow in the classrooms of today through our assessment decisions?
Topics to be explored include:
  • 10 Student Centered Assessment Beliefs
  • The 2 Dimensions of Assessment
  • Assessing with Optimal in Mind
  • Nurturing Assessment Capable Students
  • The Tenets of Formative Assessment
  • Time Effective Formative Assessment Strategies
Potential Audience:
Elementary to high school.
Trevor is an educator, researcher, author, and consultant who supports educational transformation and cultural change. He is a globally recognized expert in the field. He helps create the conditions for experiences to be meaningful, equitable, and skill-driven. He works with organizations who value curiosity, collaboration, and autonomy for all members of their community. He cares about structures, protocols, and frameworks that liberate, inspire, and empower all stakeholders.

Trevor is a part-time high school teacher in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His research, consultancy, and authorship have reached all parts of the world as he works with schools, districts, organizations, and ministries and departments of education in a variety of contexts. Policy advising, curriculum development, professional development, and systems change are Trevor’s areas of expertise. His three publications are globally recognized as “must reads” in the inquiry-based school of thinking. He is a highly regarded speaker known for his heartfelt storytelling, kind demeanour, and person-first philosophy.

Trevor’s graduate research focused on identifying and removing the barriers to implementing inquiry-based learning in the K-12 setting. He has three publications: Dive into Inquiry; Inquiry Mindset Elementary Edition; and Inquiry Mindset Assessment Edition; all published by Elevate Books Edu. He has vast experience supporting schools across several years in implementation strategies in public schools, international schools, and International Baccalaureate programmes (PYP/MYP/DP).

Trevor currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with his family. He and Sarah have two children, Ewan and Gregor, and a much-loved dog, Poppy.
Shanghai American School
Address: 258 Jinfeng Rd, Minhang District, Shanghai, China, 201106

8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 8:00 am
on the 1st of December 2024
USD 850 Closing Date 15th November 2024
Early Early Bird Offer USD 700 Till 1st June 2024
Early Bird Offer USD 750 Till 1st October 2024
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development Hours, Lunch and Coffee Breaks.
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