Full course description
Date and time
Wednesday 23 February 2022, 2.00 pm to 3.30pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are if you are keen to grow your knowledge and understanding of contemporary assessment theory and practices in your classroom. You might be an experienced teacher who wants to develop your mastery or a new teacher who wants to revisit key content from your pre-service days.
Quality assessment is crucial to effective teaching and learning. The practice of quality assessment is an expectation of every teacher, as is knowledge of contemporary methods that are used to evaluate, measure, and document the academic readiness, learning progress, skill acquisition and educational needs of learners. A challenge for educators is mastering the language and developing a common and shared understanding of the concepts of contemporary assessment. This webinar will provide a clear and sensible overview of the language and concepts, allowing participants to create a strong foundation for further learning.
It is an expectation of all teachers that we can develop, select and use informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to assess student learning.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Monitoring and reporting on students’ performance
Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers
1. Know students and how they learn
2. Know the content and how to teach it
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
4. Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
5. Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
6. Engage in professional learning
7. Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
- Overview of the language and concepts of contemporary assessment
- Summary of the latest research on effective assessment
- Discover a range of free resources to support your work
- Use some continuums of practice to determine your next learning
Aine Maher is an Ambassador for Independent Schools Victoria. She designs and delivers customised professional learning programs in the areas of curriculum, teaching and learning and leadership development. Aine is an accomplished presenter, a skilled communicator and, with expertise and experience in independent schools over many years, highly knowledgeable in her field. A dynamic networker, Aine has participated in a broad range of state and national advisory and representative committees giving her access to contemporary thinking and practice in learning design, organisational culture and leadership.