Join us for this great panel full of incredible educators who have experienced success with alternative assessment! Have you ever wondered how to rely less on grades or what other assessments might show you what your students would motivate your students? This is the panel to watch!
Keynote Panel: Assessing Assessment
Date & Times: Sunday, July 31st, 4am LA Time; 19:00 to 20:00 Perth time. You can check other time zones here, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=1&iso=20110731T04&p1=137&ah=1
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?
Lecturer in public vocational education/training in rural Western Australia where I teach literacy and numeracy entirely online using Elluminate LMS and any other e-tools that might engage my often disengaged and disadvantaged students. I also mentor and provide professional development in e-stuff for my colleagues. I have a global PLN that enables me to keep up with world issues and events in education.
Computer geek turned educator, now mixes the two activities. Lives in the hills east of Perth, Australia with @JoHart, along with 1 mad dog, 2 mad cats and scores of mad poultry.
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.
Cecilia Lemos is from Recife, PE, Brazil. She has been an EFL teacher for the past 17 years. She teaches at ABA (Associacao Brasil America), a Binational center in Recife. She has presented at regional, national and international ELT conferences, as well as conducted some in-house training sessions . Her areas of interest are assessment, feedback and writing. She has recently won the Edublog Awards as best new blog at the 2010 Edublog Awards for her Box of Chocolates.
Berni Wall runs RLI a language school offering short total immersion English language courses in the UK. She also runs Gapfillers a site for advanced English language learners who want to study online. She co-moderates and co-ordinates the blog summaries for #edchat and is co-founder and moderator of #eltchat. Berni is on the organising team for the Virtual Round Table.
Her blog Radical Language gives tips and advice to English language students to help them with their study (especially those who are trying to learn by themselves) and also hosts the edchat summaries.
Berni lives and works in North Yorkshire in the middle of the countryside where her students study and she also runs free teacher Professional Development Workshops.