Promoting effective assessment for learning practices in your classroom

4:30pm, 21 Mar 2018 / University of Auckland

This seminar will give teachers and school leaders the opportunity to learn about effective assessment practices, with presentations from renowned researcher Prof Gavin Brown as well as two practicing teachers.

Prof Gavin Brown will present his latest research on the power of self and peer assessment and common pitfalls to avoid when implementing self and peer assessment in your classroom practice. This will then be complemented by presentations from two practicing teachers who will discuss how they currently are employing different assessment practices, including sharing practical strategies and resources they use, and the impact it is having on their students’ learning.

There will be opportunity for Q+A with the presenters and also for informal networking after the seminar.

We currently offer 4 types of events:

Seminars: researchers discuss their research specifically for a teacher audience, offering rich insights together with practical ideas and strategies

Educator Q+As: for teachers, by teachers. Expert teachers share how they are applying particular research in their teaching practice and offer practical strategies and resources

Learning circles: provide teachers with the opportunity to delve deeper into the research, and to discuss particular research findings and reports with each other, and guided by an expert facilitator

Report launches: we aim to release two research reports each year. Each release will have an accompanying event, which will delve into the main themes and implications of the report.

Learning Circle

The Education Hub is delighted to offer up to 12 teachers and school leaders the opportunity to join a free professional learning circle, which will enable them to dive deeper into their assessment for learning practice.

Throughout 2018 educators will engage in sustained, collaborative learning, and the chance to trial new ideas and to experiment in their practice, with the support of an assessment for learning expert.

There will be 6 face-to-face sessions (held in Auckland) throughout the year as well as the opportunity for online support and engagement between sessions.

If you are interested in participating in this learning circle please contact Nina: