National Conference Presentations 2021

National Conference Presentations 2021

Welcome to our Video Library with webinars about assessment relevant to New Zealand education.

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1. Keynote Address - Kaye Brunton and Sue Chalmers - Always with Heart and Purpose
Kaye Brunton and Sue Chalmers discuss the critical role of the Assessment Principles in implementing sound assessment, as well as good teaching practice. Focusing on the positive influence of assessment on student achievement, they explore ways in which teachers/kaiako can evaluate their own assessment practice against these principles, and raise awareness of the pitfalls that can result in assessment negatively impacting students/ākonga. Kaye is a former primary school principal who is now a consultant with Evaluation Associates. Sue is the Chief Advisor Assessment for NZQA. They are both members of the NZAI Executive.  1. Keynote Address – Kaye Brunton and Sue Chalmers – Always with Heart and Purpose
2. Narrative assessments - capturing and building on the ‘wow’ moments in children’s learning - Lisa Pearson and Cheryl Hill
10:15am Mon Narrative assessments – capturing and building on the ‘wow’ moments in children’s learning Permission still to be given.2. Narrative assessments – capturing and building on the ‘wow’ moments in children’s learning – Lisa Pearson and Cheryl Hill
3. Assessment for learning - Critical in a secondary context - Kylie Valentine
Kylie, from Tauranga Girls’ College, shares the beginnings of a journey to challenge traditional, secondary school pedagogical norms; to shift the holy grail from assessment and achievement to agency and achievement. Her Influencer team is attempting to live rather than just espouse the theory of “knowing thy learner”. They’ve developed the realisation that Assessment for Learning is critical in a secondary context and are working to embed it. Kylie represents a team of Middle and Senior Leaders in the college who are the Influencer team; deliberately named. Their cross-curricular, passionate and willing team sits on a tipping point ready to …3. Assessment for learning – Critical in a secondary context – Kylie Valentine
4. Using purposeful assessment tools to design rich opportunities for learning - Hope Griffin and Lynn Kilpatrick
In this workshop, Lynn, a PE specialist, demonstrates how she assesses a schoolwide picture of confidence, progress and learning in the subject. She and Hope show you how to gain a school wide picture of student voice, and demonstrate how this can be used to inform and shape teacher practice. They then then examine some tools that are used by teachers at Stonefields School to purposefully assess student engagement and wellbeing.  Hope and Lynn are teachers at Stonefields School. Hope is a year 7 and 8 teacher, and a within-school lead for Te Rōpū Pourewa. She has interests in designing …4. Using purposeful assessment tools to design rich opportunities for learning – Hope Griffin and Lynn Kilpatrick
5. It worked! Data analysis made easy - Darcy Fawcett
Darcy Fawcett reports on ‘It Worked! Data analysis made easy’, a data-driven professional development initiative in the Gisborne Community of Learning. From 2018-2020 ‘It Worked!’ supported schools and teachers to make better use of their data to design, evaluate and share their teaching initiatives.  The presentation focusses on the successful use of ‘It worked!’ by 28 middle leaders in three secondary schools during the 2019/2020 NCEA reporting cycle.  Darcy is passionate about improving teaching and learning. He has wide experience teaching physics, mathematics, and general science and has been Head of Physics in England and a Head of Science and …5. It worked! Data analysis made easy – Darcy Fawcett
6. Cultural capability and Te Poukapa Āheinga mā te Kaiako me te Ākonga - Harata Day and Hiria Wallace
Whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and rangatiratanga are Māori values that we instil in our students through the theory of ako. These values are the foundation of a document called Te Poukapa Āheinga mā te Kaiako me te Ākonga. (Assessment for Learning Combined Teacher and Student Capabilities Matrix). In this presentation you will learn the whakapapa of this document. The workshop also focuses on Mātauranga Māori and building cultural capability. He waka eke noa  – We are all in this waka together Harata Day and Hiria Wallace are Education Consultants with Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga / Evaluation Associates Ltd. Harata taught Te Reo …6. Cultural capability and Te Poukapa Āheinga mā te Kaiako me te Ākonga – Harata Day and Hiria Wallace
11:15am Mon Hitchhiker's guide to validity
11:15am Mon Mon Hitchhiker’s guide to validity Burb  11:15am Mon Hitchhiker’s guide to validity
11:15am Mon An exploration of Aromatawai
11:15am Mon An exploration of Aromatawai Burb  11:15am Mon An exploration of Aromatawai
11:15am Mon Using narrative assessment to support secondary school teachers’ inclusive practices
11:15am Mon Using narrative assessment to support secondary school teachers’ inclusive practices Burb  11:15am Mon Using narrative assessment to support secondary school teachers’ inclusive practices
11:15am Mon What is success
11:15am Mon What is success Burb  11:15am Mon What is success
7. NCEA online – assessment evolving for better learning outcomes, achievement and wellbeing
Technology is never a silver bullet; just because you can digitise assessment, it doesn’t mean you should. However, with the continued introduction of NCEA Online, along with innovation and research activities, there are compelling opportunities for digital external assessment to better serve students coming through from primary schools digitally competent, and preparing for work or further study in a digital world. This sits nicely alongside the implementation of changes arising through the NCEA review, providing the means to develop new and innovative approaches to external assessment. NZQA has worked with Māori and Pacific students to understand their needs of a …7. NCEA online – assessment evolving for better learning outcomes, achievement and wellbeing
12:15pm Mon Insights into mathematics
12:15pm Mon Insights into mathematics Burb  12:15pm Mon Insights into mathematics
12:15pm Mon OJC learning journeys
12:15pm Mon OJC learning journeys Burb  12:15pm Mon OJC learning journeys
12:15pm Mon What’s next with assessment for learning
12:15pm Mon What’s next with assessment for learning Burb  12:15pm Mon What’s next with assessment for learning
12:15pm Mon Using TKI assessment online
12:15pm Mon Using TKI assessment online Burb  12:15pm Mon Using TKI assessment online
12:15pm Mon Using a curriculum progression to guide teaching and learning
12:15pm Mon Using a curriculum progression to guide teaching and learning Burb  12:15pm Mon Using a curriculum progression to guide teaching and learning
12:15pm Mon Learning through modelling
12:15pm Mon Learning through modelling Burb  12:15pm Mon Learning through modelling
13:00pm Mon Closing Assembly
13:00pm Mon Closing Assembly Burb  13:00pm Mon Closing Assembly
Tues Opening Assembly
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10:00am Tues Data conversations
10:00am Tues Data conversations Burb  10:00am Tues Data conversations
10:00am Tues Practical AfL applications
10:00am Tues Practical AfL applications Burb  10:00am Tues Practical AfL applications
10:00am Tues Aronuitia te reo
10:00am Tues Aronuitia te reo Burb  10:00am Tues Aronuitia te reo
10:00am Tues Assessment for improving all students’ Pasifika languages in a year
10:00am Tues Assessment for improving all students’ Pasifika languages in a year Burb  10:00am Tues Assessment for improving all students’ Pasifika languages in a year
10:00am Tues OJC graduate profiles
10:00am Tues OJC graduate profiles Burb  10:00am Tues OJC graduate profiles
11:00am Tues Using data to generate discussion and inquiry
11:00am Tues Using data to generate discussion and inquiry Burb  11:00am Tues Using data to generate discussion and inquiry
11:00am Tues Changing the world one child at a time takes grit!
11:00am Tues Changing the world one child at a time takes grit! Burb  11:00am Tues Changing the world one child at a time takes grit!
11:00am Tues Using assessments in the science toolkit
11:00am Tues Using assessments in the science toolkit Burb  11:00am Tues Using assessments in the science toolkit
11:00am Tues Using the PPP to support sector change
11:00am Tues Using the PPP to support sector change Burb  11:00am Tues Using the PPP to support sector change
11:00am Tues Local curriculum design
11:00am Tues Local curriculum design Burb  11:00am Tues Local curriculum design
11:50am Tues Closing Assembly
11:50am Tues Closing Assembly Burb  Maori, secondary11:50am Tues Closing Assemblymaori secondary