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NZAI National Seminar 2020 – Registrations are now open!

Balancing Learning and Assessment – two sides of the same coin

Our theme of balancing assessment and learning arises from current discussions about the role of assessment in learning. Questions like, “How much is enough assessment?” “Are we assessing the ‘right’ things?” “How do we empower our students in assessment?” are troubling educators.

Come and hear a range of speakers – from classroom practitioners to researchers and educational agencies – and take part in facilitated interactive discussions about topics of educational interest.

 

Keynote speakers

Associate Professor Mary Hill, University of Auckland

Mary is a leading expert on educational assessment, professional learning, teacher education and practitioner research. Her presentation will describe how teachers worked together to enhance their assessment for learning capability.

Gareth Haddon, TIC Geography and Social Studies, Inglewood High School

Gareth will speak about the successes and challenges of integrating key competencies into classroom and programme assessments.

Location: Ormiston Junior College, 285 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush

Date:  23rd April, full day

The seminar is relevant for all education professionals interested in assessment – primary and secondary teachers, senior leaders, teacher educators, professional development providers, researchers, policy makers, and initial teacher education students.

Investment: 

$175 + GST/person (includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch)

Early bird rate is $150 + GST for registrations before March 27.

Student rate is $100 + GST (with student ID)

Please click here to register

We look forward to seeing you in April.

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Regional NZAI meetings

We have held a number of regional NZAI meetings in schools around the country this year. Through these we offer a chance to meet with colleagues, find out about and discuss current assessment initiatives and ways in which our practices might be sharpened, and help develop a local network of educators interested in effective assessment.

The last meeting was in Auckland on December 3rd at Pt Chevalier School.

Michael Absolum talked about the new directions in education which have arisen from the recommendations by the Ministerial Advisory Group on Curriculum, Progress and Achievement, what’s new in assessment tools, new PLD priorities for 2020 and the implications for schools. 

The presentation notes, along with many others from previous national and regional seminars, can be found here in the Knowledge Centre.

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NZAI Newsletters

The Spring 2019 edition of the NZAI newsletter is now available.

This is the Winter edition of the NZAI newsletter.

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