NR.IF20.001CUR Assessing Critical Competencies: Modernizing Assessment and Reporting - Elementary Workshop
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Assessing Critical Competencies: Modernizing Assessment and Reporting - Elementary Workshop
Presented by: Tom Schimmer
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Stonebridge Hotel 12102-100 Street, Grande Prairie, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

Now is the time to modernize assessment and reporting to align with the goals of 21st century learning. Putting the right practices in place is the critical next step in ensuring all students master essential intellectual and social skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.

During this training, participants will explore a framework for creating a more personalized and relevant experiences for learners and determine specific actions and decisions that need to be made at the district, school, and classroom levels. Participants are encouraged to attend as a team, as time will be available for collaborative action planning.


Participants will learn:

  • The big picture of curricular reform and the way that the means and ends of learning are shifting
  • Which assessment fundamentals remain essential and which will likely become somewhat marginalized or even antiquated
  • The fundamental principles of performance assessments (including project- or problem-based learning) and how they must transform the assessment norms of every classroom, school, and district
  • The practices and processes necessary to assess critical thinking, creative thinking, and collaborative thinking
  • How the development of specific social skills will lead to learners becoming more socially competent
  • The practices and processes necessary to ensure that the assessment of critical competencies is both valid and reliable
  • Potential ways student growth and development can be reported to parents and others
About the Presenter(s):
Tom Schimmer
Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Course Code:


Registration Notes:

Registration Includes Lunch and Tom Schimmer’s Book STANDARDS-BASED LEARNING IN ACTION