March 29-31, 2019
Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok, Thailand
TOM SCHIMMER is an independent education consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader.
He is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment, grading, RTI, and educational leadership. Mr Schimmer has delivered both keynotes and workshops at several national and international conferences.
Additionally, Mr Schimmer has worked directly with schools and school districts throughout Canada, the United States, Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, Qatar, Bahrain, India, the U.A.E., the U.K., Russia, Singapore, Spain, Kuwait, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria.
He is the author or co-author of six books, including the best-seller, Grading from the Inside Out: Bringing accuracy to student assessment through a standards-based mindset, and his latest release, Growing Tomorrow’s Citizens in Today’s Classrooms: Assessing seven critical competencies.
Assessing 21st Century Skills: Growing Tomorrow's Citizens - Assessing Seven Critical Competencies
3 days: March 29-31
This three-day certificate course is focused on the ways in which assessment practices must modernize to align with the goals of teaching 21st century skills. While the desire to create a more learner-centered, personalized learning experience is fairly ubiquitous, the assessment practices and processes necessary to bring this desire to full manifestation are in need of attention.
While there are some assessment fundamentals that will always stand the test of time, there are others that will become antiquated as critical, 21st century competencies become the prioritized residual effect of instruction. Participants are encouraged to attend as a team as time will be made available to support collaborative action planning.
While the critical competencies offer teachers a broad framework to create a more personalized and relevant experience for learners, the specific actions and approach with which that experience unfolds requires decisions at the school and classroom level.
Over the course of the three days, participants will learn that the principles of sound assessment are universally applicable.
Over the course of Days 1 and 2, participants will come to know the following:
- The big picture of curricular reform and the ways of communicating that vision to all stakeholders;
- Which assessment fundamentals remain essential and which will likely become somewhat marginalized or even antiquated;
- The fundamental principles of performance assessments (including project- or problem-based learning) and how they must transform the assessment norms of every classroom, school, and district;
- The practices and processes necessary to assess critical thinking, creative thinking, and collaborative thinking;
- How the development of specific social skills will lead to learners becoming more socially competent;
- The practices and processes necessary to ensure that the assessment of critical competencies is both valid and reliable;
- Some potential ways in which student growth and development could be reported to parents and others.
Day 3: A 2- hour session of facilitated planning for application led by JOELLEN KILLION.
Target Audience: Grades K-12
Continuum Level: 3
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For your convenience, and to support our efforts in being "green", all handouts/files posted here have been notated with an A, B, C or D indicating the following:
(A) hardcopies needed at workshop
(B) electronic version on laptop is sufficient (for viewing during the workshop)
(C) required reading PRIOR to the workshop
(D) file not needed for workshop itself, but simply material of additional interest/reference
Please bring your laptop/tablet to this workshop.