It takes a village to raise a child.
It takes a school to teach a child.
We know that it takes teachers and leaders working in alignment to make a difference in the lives of children. In our planning, we consider the needs and actions of both teachers and leaders, including those at the school and system level. Just as classroom teachers plan for the range of students they find before them each year, leaders of schools and systems plan for diverse and rich professional learning. As a result, whether in a large district-wide session, or one with many districts represented, we share both classroom and leadership examples to illustrate the application of the principles of assessment regardless of one’s role. In the absence of considering school and system-based strategies, the promise of assessment for learning is not fully realized. And, as research clearly indicates, it is this alignment that propels systems into deep implementation and achievement gains.
So what does that mean in practical terms? Consider reading our new blog post titled: Intentional by Design: We Plan for Both Leader and Teacher Learning.
To experience this intentional design for yourself, why not join us August 16-18 in Fredericton? Click here for the brochure and registration form. Contact Laura (1-800-603-9888 or firstname.lastname@example.org) today to make sure you are part of this Summer Institute!
Hope to see you there!
All our best,
Sandra, Anne, and Brenda