Edna Sackson is Teaching and Learning Coordinator at an IB PYP (International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme) school in Melbourne Australia. Her role includes promoting the use of ICT to support inquiry across all learning areas to facilitate creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Her goal is to flatten classroom walls and create global connections to support authentic learning not limited to the classroom.
Presentation Title/Description: A Tiny Piece of Education
In this session, we will look at education in some different contexts and consider where our own version fits into the picture of education in the whole world.
Dates & Times: Saturday, July 30th, 2011, 17:00 LA Time. Sunday, July 31st, 10:00 Melbourne time. More time zones
Schedule with Webinar Room Link: Schedule (see line 100 on the timezone sheets).
Keynote Panel: Assessing Assessment
Date & Times: Sunday, July 31st, 4am LA Time; 19:00 to 20:00 Perth time. Other time zones
Schedule with Webinar Room Link: Schedule (see line 119 on the timezone sheets).
Description: What is effective assessment? Are their alternatives? How do we replace standardized testing? How can teachers forced to do standardized testing make this as painless as possible?