Learning Opportunity

Roundtable Discussion on Assessment in the New Science Curriculum

Facilitators: Ted Zarowny Kimberly Waugh-Motoska Chris Zarski
Date:November 30, 2022
Time:3:45 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
Cost:
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-AS-305
Type:
Webinar
Focus: Assessment Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy Other

Target Audience

Science Pilot Teachers, Leaders, Interested Teachers & Implementers

About this Learning Opportunity

The new Science curriculum is being piloted this year with an anticipated K-3 implementation in the fall of 2023. In the pilot's initial stages, questions have been raised regarding assessment. This roundtable is intended to bring together the varied voices involved in the pilot as well as interested teachers, leaders, implementers, etc., to share thoughts, concerns, questions, and approaches to assessment with the pilot Science curriculum by addressing the following guiding questions.

  • Knowledge: How is assessment of knowledge being addressed? What is working well? What thoughts, concerns and opportunities do you see going forward?
  • Skills & Procedures: How is assessment of Skills & Procedures being addressed? What is working well? What thoughts, concerns and opportunities do you see going forward?
  • Understanding: How is assessment of Understanding being addressed? What is working well? What thoughts, concerns and opportunities do you see going forward?
  • Learning Outcome: How is achievement of the Learning Outcome being determined for reporting? What is working well? What thoughts, concerns and opportunities do you see going forward?

The goal of the second session, January 19, 2023, is to share and explore possible ways to address identified assessment and student achievement reporting concerns with the New K-6 Science curriculum through an analysis and application of research based practices.

To register for the follow up session January 19, 2023 click here

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

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

Facilitators

Ted Zarowny

Ted began his career in education as a Social Studies and English Language Arts teacher at the Junior High and High School levels. After teaching in a variety of communities in Saskatchewan and British Columbia, Ted moved to Alberta where held the position of principal at a school focused on gifted education.

Ted’s educational journey has ignited his passion in the area of... Read more »

Kimberly Maugh-Motoska

Kimberly Waugh-Motoska has been an educator for over 35 years. Throughout her career, she has sought to enhance student engagement and understanding through fair and balanced assessment with learning opportunities in a variety of modalities. As such, Kimberly has developed expertise in these areas through extensive professional learning, resource development, and action research. Over the... Read more »

Chris Zarski

Chris Zarski has been an educator for over 40 years, and has served as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director and Examiner for Alberta Education. Currently is serving as a Curriculum Implementation Consultant with CARC on secondment from her role as the Director of Instruction and Staff Development for STAR Catholic Schools. Chris has led numerous district wide initiatives, provided... Read more »