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Conversations to Guide and Clarify Assessment Practice for Supporting Learning At Home

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Facilitator(s): Thomas Guskey
Facilitated by Susan Woo
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Apr 27, 2020 (10:00 am to 11:30 am)
Day 2May 06, 2020 (10:00 am to 11:30 am)
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 20-AS-375

Target Audience

Alberta School Jurisdiction Leaders

Also Recommended For

Alberta School Jursidiction Leaders; District Leaders/Consultants

About this learning opportunity

*Please note that the Zoom link will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the start time of this webinar

As schools and their jurisdictions continue to navigate supporting learning at home due to recent school closures, decisions about how to support and report student progress need to be addressed. Alberta school leaders are invited to join educational assessment leader Dr. Thomas Guskey for a professional learning conversation around the important issues that frame assessment and evaluation practice for supporting learning at home in the Alberta educational context. A survey will be provided upon registration for school leaders to identify current concerns and questions.

*Please note this webinar series will be recorded and live streamed. 

*Before registering, Dr. Thomas Guskey has requested that prior to filling out the questionnaire, please read the Assessments and Grading in the Midst of a Pandemic article to inform your responses.


This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership
  • #9: Understanding and Responding to the Larger Societal Context

About the facilitator(s)

Thomas Guskey, PhD is a Senior Research Scholar in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville and Professor Emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as an administrator in the Chicago Public Schools, and was the first director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national research center.

Dr. Guskey is the author/editor of 25 award-winning books and more than 250 book chapters, articles, and professional papers on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, grading, and professional learning. His articles have appeared in prominent research journals including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, and Review of Educational Research, as well as practitioner publications such as Education Week, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, and The Learning Professional, and School Administrator. He served on the Policy Research Team of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, andon the task force to develop the National Standards for Professional Development.

In recognition of his contributions, Dr. Guskey was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, the Association’s highest honor, and also received the Association’s prestigious Relating Research to Practice Award. He was awarded the Distinguished Contributions to the Field Award by Learning Forward, The Millman Award by the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness, the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Association of Educational Publishers, and the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. His work is dedicated to helping teachers and school leaders use quality educational research to help all of their students learn well and gain the many valuable benefits of that success.

Twitter: @tguskey