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Inquiring into Assessment Leadership: What Really Works?

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Facilitator(s): Sandra Herbst
Date:May 28, 2018
Time:9:00 am to 3:30 pm MDT
$150.00 (CAD)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (Fantasyland Hotel)
17700 - 87 Avenue
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Course code: 18-LE-259

Target Audience

Administrators, Instructional/Learning Coaches, District Leads

About this learning opportunity

Assessment Leadership. What might these words mean to you? Whether you have questions about ways to support adults to learn more about quality assessment practices or are certain about how to lead schools or systems to deep levels of implementation, this session is for you.

Throughout the day, we will:

  • Consider indicators of assessment in the service of student, adult, school, and system learning.
  • Share ways that we have supported educators to put quality assessment strategies into practice and to learn about even more ways to do this.
  • Explore the intentional modelling of assessment action within our own leadership practice.
  • Learn about how to give high degrees of feedback to adults in order to feed their learning forward.

Not only will you contribute to the learning of others in the room through the use of protocols, but you will also have opportunities to reflect on your own leadership practice and plan for the upcoming school year. Examples, video clips, and accounts from leaders across many Canadian jurisdictions will be used to both provoke and extend our shared learning. 

Plan to attend this practical and thought-provoking day of learning.

About the facilitator(s)

Sandra Herbst, CEO for connect2learning, is a noted system leader, author, speaker, coach, consultant, and educator with extensive experience in assessment, leadership, and adult learning.

Sandra’s expertise, informed by wide-ranging practice and research, is enhanced by her compassion and humour. She has worked in both elementary and secondary schools as a classroom and specialty teacher, school administrator, and program consultant. Sandra is the former assistant superintendent of the second-largest school district in Manitoba and a past President of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents and the Manitoba ASCD Affiliate.

As a facilitator of workshops, web conferences, and Institutes across North America and internationally, Sandra provides teachers and leaders with strategies and methods to help meet the diverse needs of learners. She engages in long-term projects with school systems including co-teaching and co-planning with teachers. Sandra models strategies through demonstration lessons with students in their classrooms. Through these events and interactions, Sandra has conveyed her vision, humour, and passion to thousands of teachers and has followed up with many of them to assess and learn from their experiences.

Sandra is co-author (with Anne Davies) of the newly published book, A Fresh Look at Grading and Reporting in High Schools (2014). She is a co-editor (with Kathy Busick and Anne Davies) of Quality Assessment in High Schools: Accounts from Teachers (2013). In 2012, Sandra co-authored the Leaders’ Series: Transforming Schools and Systems Using Assessment: A Practical Guide and Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning: A Practical Guide with Anne Davies and Beth Parrott Reynolds. She has several more works in progress in the areas of leadership and assessment.

As Sandra works with schools, systems, and organizations, whether in person or online, she tailors her work to meet the learners’ needs. She is a charismatic and highly energetic speaker and leader who is deeply committed to seeing the educational system contribute to the success of all learners.