Assessment that Matters by Kim Meldrum
In this session we will focus on the importance of students having opportunities to use the tools of technology to create demonstrations of learning that go beyond paper and pencil. As we learn to give our students more opportunities to create, and demonstrate their skills and knowledge in different ways, we need to develop our skills in assessing those creations. We will take a look at the role of assessment for learning and assessment as learning. Click here for the slides!
As a passionate educator and author, in June of 2016 Kim published her first book entitled, “Assessment that Matters: Using Technology to Personalize Learning” about how to gather rich assessment information from students creations using technology as a tool for learning. In her book Kim provides the reader with an understanding of the different forms of assessment and provides examples of how to help students use technology to demonstrate their learning in different ways. Kim has presented at educational technology conferences; ISTE 2016, ISTE 2015, ASCD (2015), the first Canadian Google for Education Leadership Symposium and EdTechTeam Google for Education Summits. Focused on using technology to support good pedagogical practice, Kim works to change the way educators view technology. Her expertise includes a focus on effective differentiation, digital literacies, assessment and reflective learning practice. She is instrumental in the successful adoption and support of Google Apps for Education at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Quebec. Kim is a device-agnostic educator who encourages education professionals (including teachers and administrators) to develop a growth mindset, and to take risks in the classroom in order to transform teaching and learning for students.
Kim also has responsibilities in the implementation of her school district's widely respected Digital Citizenship Program. In 2015 the Lester B. Pearson School Board's digital citizenship journey was highlighted in Chapter Three of Mike Ribble's "Digital Citizenship in Schools Third Edition".
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