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AASSA Connect Workshop: Designing Assessment Schemes FOR Learning

Meeting Dates: February 11, 2021

Meeting Times: 5:00-6:30pm ET

Audience: K-12 Educators

Free for AASSA Members! Register Now!

 

Workshop Overview:

It is widely understood that Standards-based Learning (SBL) is the process of using a set of learning targets (standards) to drive teacher planning and instruction; to drive assessment of student achievement; to drive the specific, descriptive, timely feedback given to students; and to inform the grading and reporting of student achievement. Many schools who embark on an SBL journey make adaptations to best fit the needs of their respective school communities. However, most maintain the understanding that assessment schemes should inform instructional planning for individuals and groups of students, and feedback is instrumental in the improvement process. Participants will explore the importance of developing Assessment Schemes FOR Learning, and the role that feedback plays in ensuring students reach optimal levels of success.

 

Brandon Boston, Workshop Facilitator

Brandon Boston is the Director of Eagles Landing International of Eagles Landing Camps, where he coordinates the development of emerging markets and an international summer camp that offers school-aged students (7-18) the opportunity to experience targeted academic programs, global leadership development, and exposure to an authentic Northeastern camping experience. Brandon is the founder of The Boston Group, where he consults for school communities, delivers faculty workshops, and counsels families on school choice at both the K-12 and higher education levels. Brandon is a strong advocate for all students and families and has been committed to supporting students in multiple capacities for more than a decade.

Tanya Lynch, Workshop Facilitator

Tanya Lynch currently serves as the High School Principal at North Broward Preparatory School, a Nord Anglia Education School, in South Florida, and collaborates with The Boston Group; where she consults for school communities and delivers professional development workshops for faculty and staff. Tanya channels her vision and passion for education into deliberate and well-planned actions that yield effective and notable results. She is a self-starter, as well as a driver of positive change, and she motivates and inspires those around her. In her 17 years as a classroom teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and education consultant, Tanya has developed both her own expertise and the capacity of other educators in their abilities to foster, grow and sustain school-wide cultures centered around high quality instruction, critical thinking, communication and collaboration.

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