Events

Events

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NZQA seeks applications for the role of Manager – External Assessment

NZAI has been asked to share information about a key leadership role in Education. NZQA is seeking applications for the important position of Manager – External Assessment.

This is an exceptional opportunity to apply strategic skills, expertise gained through a background in teaching and assessment, and skills in managing teams, innovation, change and business delivery.

You can find all the information about the position here.

Please note, applications close on Friday 5th March, 2021. 

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NZAI National Assessment Seminar 2021

Although we are at the moment enjoying the open conditions of Level 1, the still uncertain nature of future freedoms means that the NZAI executive can not yet confirm details of our National Seminar in 2021. We will of course let you know any decisions just as soon as they are made.  

Once decisions have been made, we will ensure a brilliant line-up of presenters, offering information about and insights into current issues concerning assessment.

When new information comes available it will be put up on this web page and  emailed to NZAI members.

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Assessment Webinars for 2020

NZAI is running monthly webinars on assessment topics of interest to our members during 2020. Each webinar lasts 30 to 45 minutes, and includes opportunities for input and discussion.

Click here to find copies of previous webinars, power points used during the webinars and associated resources.

 

November webinar: Assessment for Learning –  a PLD priority 

Host: Michael Absolum, NZAI Vice President, Director of Evaluation Associates and author of influential assessment publications for teachers.

Michael talked about assessment for learning and the reasons for it being a current PLD priority for the Ministry of Education. 

We have recorded the webinar and have put it up on the website here. This is the power point used by Michael during the webinar.

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Regional NZAI meetings

We held a number of regional NZAI meetings in schools around the country in 2019. Through regional meetings 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 strange events of 2020 have meant that we’ve been unable to organise face-to-face meetings, both national and regional. We do intend to reinstate these meetings as soon as possible. New information will be available on this web page and will be emailed to NZAI members.

The last meeting was in Auckland in December 2019 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.

If you would like to join or start a local branch, or consider a regional meeting for the future in your local area, feel free to email us at [email protected]. We can put you in touch with a local branch if one exists or advise you about getting in touch with a local member of the executive with a view to setting up a local branch. Current local branches include Auckland, Tauranga, New Plymouth and the Wellington area.

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