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Embedding Formative Assessment, Professor Dylan William, 21st-22nd September 2015, Chiang Mai

Embedding Formative Assessment
Facilitated by: Professor Dylan Wiliam, PhD

Target Audience
– K-12 Teachers
– Curriculum
Supervisors
– Teacher Leaders
– Teacher Trainers

Course Leader
Professor Dylan Wiliam, PhD

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Date/Time
Sept 21 – 22, 2015
Sept 21: 8.30 – 16.00
Sept 22: 8.30 – 15.00

Venue Exact venue to be confirmed
Chiangmai, Thailand

Workshop Overview
There is now a large and growing evidence base that helping teachers develop their use of minute-to-minute and day-by-day assessment is one of, if not the most powerful way to improve student learning. However, adopting formative assessment, or assessment for learning as it is sometimes called, involves far more than adding a few “quick fixes” to teachers’ classroom repertoires. It involves a fundamental shift in focus, from what the teacher is putting in to the process to what the students are getting out of it.

In this interactive two-day workshop, participants will learn:
Why we need to increase educational achievement, what’s been tried, and why it hasn’t worked;
Why formative assessment needs to be the priority for every school;
What formative assessment is (and isn’t);
Practical techniques for implementing formative assessment; and
How to sustain the development of formative assessment with teacher learning communities.

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at the Institute of Education, University of London where, from 2006 to 2010 he was its Deputy Director. In a varied career, he has taught in urban public schools, directed a large-scale testing program, and served a number of roles in university administration, including Dean of a School of Education.

His recent work has focused on the use of assessment to support learning . He was the co-author, with Paul Black, of a major review of the research evidence on formative assessment published in 1998 and has subsequently worked with many groups of teachers, in both the UK and the USA, on developing formative assessment practices.

Workshop Objectives
Participants will learn what kinds of formative assessment have the biggest impact on student achievement and how they can be implemented in every classroom.

Specifically, participants will:
Understand why a focus on minute to minute and day by day assessment for learning must be a priority for every school.
Learn about the five key strategies of assessment for learning, together with thirty practical techniques that teachers can use in their classrooms
Understand how to support colleagues in developing their practice of assessment for learning.
Methodology
The workshop will use a variety of techniques including formal presentation, small group discussion, and a variety of activities that model the use of effective formative assessment in the classroom.

Workshop Agenda
Day 1
Session 1: Formative assessment: why, what and how
Session 2: Sharing learning intentions
Session 3: Eliciting evidence

Day 2
Session 1: Feedback
Session 2: Activating students—as learning resources and as owners of their learning
Session 3: Sustaining teacher learning with teacher learning communities

Workshop Fee
Early Bird (Register by February 28, 2015)
Course fee: USD 652/Baht 21,500 per participant

Regular (Register by April 24, 2015 )
Course fee: USD 710/Baht 23,430 per participant

To Register
Step 1: Fill out the Workshop Reservation Form (below).
Step 2: Our office will send you/your coordinating staff the invoice upon receipt of the form.
Step 3: You/your coordinating staff will submit the Payment Completion Form after making the payment

Contact Information
Workshop Coordinator: Mr. Navin Pawa
E-mail: navin@ksithailand.com
Phone (Thailand): 081 701 6843; 081 846 5770
(replace ‘0’ with ’66’ for international calls)

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ASCL – Information about National Curriculum Levels – and Webinar 18th June 2014

Dear Colleagues

Many of you have expressed interest and questions regarding the National Curriculum Levels. Attached is a summary from a recent Panel Debate hosted with ASCL that you may find of interest.

There is a webinar on the 18th June, where Andrew Thraves (Director of Education) will present the latest policy update and how this will impact international schools. (Details and request for a recording to be sent are available on the link below)

http://www.gl-education.com/whats/international-webinars

Life after A Levels ASCL panel debate_June 2014

Transform learning outcomes using cognitive abilities testing: full-day workshop, March 14th 2014, Selangor, Malaysia

Transform learning outcomes using cognitive abilities testing: full-day workshop

Date: Friday March 14, 2014

Venue: Tenby Schools, Selangor, Malaysia

Cost: GBP100

A standardised cognitive ability test can provide teachers with a wealth of information about their students’ academic ability and their preferred learning style. Used effectively, this information supports admissions processes, aids personalised learning, provides challenging yet achievable targets and allows analysis of value added.

This practical, hands-on workshop will provide guidance in best practice for both experienced users of the GL Education Group’s CAT4 cognitive ability test as well as those who are evaluating how to enhance their teaching effectiveness through the use of formative assessment.

The teaching challenges addressed by this workshop will include:

Admissions
Personalising teaching to suit a student’s preferred learning style
Using ability scores and attainment data to set baselines and measure value add
Identifying gifted and talented, and SEN students
Accurately assessing the true potential of EAL students
Communicating targets effectively with parents and students
Having internationally recognised benchmarks to aid self-assessments and inspections
The workshop will be fast-paced, but with plenty of scope for interaction, incorporating:

Hands on, supported analysis of your CAT4 data (schools that haven’t previously used CAT4 will be offered 15 CAT4 Digital tests at no extra charge, to enable full participation in the workshop and provide actionable insights to take back to their schools)
Exploration of the relationship between a student’s verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial abilities
Examples of integrating cognitive ability scores with whole school data
Case study of using CAT4 to identify potential in EAL students
Group discussion and sharing of experience.
Delivered by GL Education Group staff and practising International school teaching staff, you can expect to leave with practical actions to enhance the effectiveness of your school’s teaching.

To book, please fill out our online form, or email
international@gl-education.com.

Please feel free to forward this email on to any colleagues who may be interested.

I look forward to welcoming you to our workshop.

Kind Regards

James Neill
International Director | The GL Education Group

Who should attend?
Principals
Senior Management Teams
SENCOs
Data Managers
Admissions Co-ordinators
Curriculum Co-ordinators
Literacy & Numeracy
Co-ordinators

Event details

Speakers
James Neill – International Director, GL Education Group
Matthew Savage – Deputy Headmaster, Bromsgrove International School

When
Friday 14 March

Time
09:30-15:30

Where
Tenby Schools, Setia Eco Park, No1 Jalan Setia Tropika U13/18T, Seksyen U13, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor

Cost
£100 per delegate
(discount of 10% for schools sending more than 3 delegates)

For more information or to book, please visit our website.

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Cambridge International Examinations Professional Development Face-to-Face Training – 6&7 March, Bangkok

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Cambridge International Examinations!

The Cambridge Introductory/Intermediate Professional Development courses will be held on 6 & 7 March 2014 in Bangkok.

The details are as follows:

LOCATION
Anglo Singapore International School
Sukhumvit 64 Bangchark, Prakanong
Bangkok 10260, Thailand

Website of the school: http://anglosingapore.ac.th/index.php

SUBJECTS:
Introductory and Intermediate Cambridge International AS and A Level Art and Design (9704) professional development course

Info & registration
http://www.cie.org.uk/cambridge-professional-development/event-details/view/introductory-intermediate-cambridge-asandalevel-art-and-design-9704-bkk-professional-development-course-13jan14/

Introductory and Intermediate Cambridge International IGCSE Mathematics (0580) professional development course

Info & registration
http://www.cie.org.uk/cambridge-professional-development/event-details/view/introductory-intermediate-cambridge-igcse-maths-0580-bkk-professional-development-course-13jan14/

Cambridge Assessment For Learning professional development course

Info & registration
http://www.cie.org.uk/cambridge-professional-development/event-details/view/intermediate-cambridge-assessmen-for-learning-bkk-professional-development-course-23jan14/

As these are popular subjects, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please submit your on-line registrations before 28 February 2014.

You could also refer to the attached flyers for more information.

I look forward to your participation at these events.

Kind regards,
Daryl

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Schools Development Manager – Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand
Cambridge International Examinations
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We are part of the University of Cambridge and the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds.

I am often visiting schools or meeting customers. Sometimes it is not possible to answer your enquiries immediately. To make sure you receive a quick answer, email our experienced Customer Services team at info@cie.org.uk or go to our website at www.cie.org.uk/help.

Transforming learning outcomes through effective use of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT), Selangor, Malaysia, Friday 14th March 2014

Transforming learning outcomes through effective use of the Cognitive Abilities Test (CAT)

Date: Friday March 14, 2014

Venue: Tenby Schools, Selangor, Malaysia

Cost: GBP100

Transform learning outcomes using cognitive abilities testing: full-day workshop
A standardised cognitive ability test can provide teachers with a wealth of information about their students’ academic ability and their preferred learning style. Used effectively, this information supports admissions processes, aids personalised learning, provides challenging yet achievable targets and allows analysis of value added.

This practical, hands-on workshop will provide guidance in best practice for both experienced users of the GL Education Group’s CAT4 cognitive ability test as well as those who are evaluating how to enhance their teaching effectiveness through the use of formative assessment.
The teaching challenges addressed by this workshop will include:
• Admissions
• Personalising teaching to suit a student’s preferred learning style
• Using ability scores and attainment data to set baselines and measure value add
• Identifying gifted and talented, and SEN students
• Accurately assessing the true potential of EAL students
• Communicating targets effectively with parents and students
• Having internationally recognised benchmarks to aid self-assessments and inspections
The workshop will be fast-paced, but with plenty of scope for interaction, incorporating:
• Hands on, supported analysis of your CAT4 data (schools that haven’t previously used CAT4 will be offered 15 CAT4 Digital tests at no extra charge, to enable full participation in the workshop and provide actionable insights to take back to their schools)
• Exploration of the relationship between a student’s verbal, non-verbal, quantitative and spatial abilities
• Examples of integrating cognitive ability scores with whole school data
• Case study of using CAT4 to identify potential in EAL students
• Group discussion and sharing of experience.
Delivered by GL Education Group staff and practising International school teaching staff, you can expect to leave with practical actions to enhance the effectiveness of your school’s teaching.
To book, please fill out our online form, or email
international@gl-education.com.
Please feel free to forward this email on to any colleagues who may be interested.
I look forward to welcoming you to our workshop.
Kind Regards
James Neill
International Director | The GL Education Group

Who should attend?
Principals
Senior Management Teams
SENCOs
Data Managers
Admissions Co-ordinators
Curriculum Co-ordinators
Literacy & Numeracy Co-ordinators

Event details
Speakers
James Neill – International Director, GL Education Group
Matthew Savage – Deputy Headmaster, Bromsgrove International School

When
Friday 14 March
Time
09:30-15:30

Where
Tenby Schools, Setia Eco Park, No1 Jalan Setia Tropika U13/18T, Seksyen U13, 40170 Shah Alam, Selangor
Cost
£100 per delegate
(discount of 10% for schools sending more than 3 delegates)

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