Using the Principles of Assessment for Learning
as a Structure for Professional Development
“Wow, this must be really different from being a classroom teacher!”
“Working with adult learners is a whole new ball game.”
“You’re going to have a steep learning curve. Working with adults is nothing like working with students!”
These are comments we heard as we first left our classrooms and moved into the world of leading professional learning. The general consensus was that nothing we had done as teachers would serve us, or our learners, in this new role. As reflective practitioners, we quickly recognized that although there were some differences between learners under 18 and those over 18, there were also many similarities. The similarities became particularly striking when we applied the principles of assessment for learning to the professional learning experiences we designed.
So what does that mean in practical terms? Consider reading Sandra and Brenda’s new blog post titled: Intentional By Design: Using the Principles of Assessment for Learning as a Structure for Professional Development.
And if you are wanting to think more about your work at the school or system level, consider joining us for our exclusive three-day Leadership Symposium, Successfully Meeting the Challenges of Implementation. It might be exactly what you are looking for, as you plan for the 2017-2018 school year. This Symposium gives you the space, structure, and time to work and learn with your team. You will experience personalized coaching, access expert support, and have time to think critically and innovatively so that you are prepared to take your next strategic steps.
See you there!
All our best,
Sandra, Anne, and Brenda