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Online Assessment: Building our Practice

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Facilitator(s): Adelee Penner
Tannis Niziol
Tim Coates
Irene Heffel
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Nov 10, 2020 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 2Nov 17, 2020 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
Day 3Nov 24, 2020 (3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MDT)
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-AS-234

Target Audience

Teachers K-12; School-based Administrators; Instructional Coaches; Learning Coaches; Inclusive Learning Teachers; District Leaders/Consultants

Also Recommended For

Specialists who work directly with students

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time (MDT). If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email


This is a three part series designed to support educators as they build their online assessment practice.

  1. Clarity for Visible Learning
    • This session is designed to help educators design learning environments and opportunities for learning that are conducive to effective feedback.
  2. Online Assessment
    • This session is designed to take the learning from the previous session and build on it.  The focus will be on formative and summative assessment in an online environment.
  3. Using Evidence to Inform Improvement
    • This session wraps up our series.  It is designed to help identify quality assessment data and how to use it to inform student  improvement and teacher practice

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership
  • #7: Developing Leadership Capacity

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Adelee Penner comes to ERLC having most recently served as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools. Adelee started her career in Manitoba and moved to Alberta in 2005. Her career has evolved over the years through working in several school jurisdictions, in both the private and public system, and from working for Alberta Education supporting school systems in Field Services. Adelee is a passionate lifelong learner. Using the provocation from Seth Godin, "When was the last time you did something for the first time?", Adelee works with others to create a culture for learning that is comfortable taking risk, trying new things and considers alternate perspectives.

Tannis is currently supporting Alberta teachers as a Professional Learning Facilitator with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. She recently served as a curriculum consultant for the Edmonton Catholic School Division. Throughout her 30-year career as an educator, in both Edmonton and Winnipeg, Tannis remains passionate about teaching and learning, and the need for explicit literacy apprenticeship at all levels in all subject areas. Tannis is a voracious reader who believes all students deserve access to rich, diverse reading experiences and to a safe equitable space to talk about what they see, hear, think and feel. She is on a journey to disrupt and bring clarity to the conversations that drive our planning and assessment practice.

Twitter: @tanrit57

Irene Heffel is a literacy consultant and educator with over 35 years of experience at all levels. She has worked with both elementary and secondary teachers to implement best practices in curriculum, assessment and Backward Design.

After a number of years in the classroom, Tim Coates was seconded to Alberta Education as a Diploma Examination Manager; first for Social Studies 33, and later for Social Studies 30.  From 2005 until 2014 Tim was the Director of the Diploma Examination Program Branch. His final service to Alberta Education was as the Coordinator of the Classroom Assessment Capacity project.

From 2009 until 2018, Tim served as a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta, teaching a course in classroom assessment.  Tim has offered many professional development presentations throughout Alberta and on occasion in the United States. He has been featured as a keynote speaker at district professional development and conventions.  Tim’s educational interests and expertise focus on how to make assessments that engage students and provide meaningful information.