Learning Opportunity

Assessment and Edtech Assessment Tools

This session has been completed.
Facilitators: Janet Bell Darren Maltais
Date:January 31, 2024
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-TI-189
Focus: Assessment Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

Today's assessment landscape can be easily supported by integrating educational technologies that provide students with more voice, choice and subsequent ownership of their learning.

When students have agency in being able to show what they know over time, through collaborative brainstorming, conversations, quick little self-grading formative assessments, creative presentations, and so much more, they not only create an authentic record of their learning, but also pick up and practice twenty-first century competencies along the way. The challenge is, where is the teacher in all this?

In this session, we'll explore:
- What valid online assessment looks like
- Formative assessment tools (such as Lumio, Pear Deck and Google Forms) that can shape instruction and track learning over time
- Simple media-creation tools (such as Mote, Flipgrid and Screencastify) that can inspire students to show what they know in ways other than just through text
- How co-created criteria can be used to collaboratively construct a matrix of assessment tools and strategies that help us choose the best tool for the task moving forward by leveraging our collective wisdom

Leave this session with a co-created and teacher-validated list of tools and strategies that you can tap into when planning your next steps in your classroom assessment journey.


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


Janet Bell

An English teacher originally, Janet's career evolved over the years from classroom teacher to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member of the 2Learn.ca and ARPDC provincial teams, to school and district leadership as a Department Head at Lillian Osborne High School and a TIPS (Technology Integration and Planning Supports) Consultant with Edmonton Public... Read more »

Darren Maltais

After years of experience as a classroom teacher, Darren began working as a Technology Integration Facilitator for Black Gold School Division. This year will mark his 10th year in that role! He works collaboratively with teachers and students in over 30 schools, co-creating lessons, projects, and products to help students learn more effectively and make curriculum come alive. He has helped to... Read more »