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Aligning, Assigning and Redesigning: Effective Course Assessment for Student Learning

This page outlines details about Aligning, Assigning and Redesigning: Effective Course Assessment for Student Learning – Course Redesign Program running from May 1 until December 2017.  Facilitators: Kathleen Bortolin, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning Specialist and Stephanie Boychuk, Learning Technologies Support… Continue Reading →

VIU Teaching and Learning Conference: Registration Filling Up Fast!

VIU Teaching and Learning Conference: Celebrating Impactful Assessment Wednesday, May 10 – Friday, May 12 Conference Website: bit.ly/viutlc2017 Program Sessions: Link (online schedule that allows you to bookmark sessions you may wish to attend; adding sessions to your schedule does not… Continue Reading →

Assessment, What a Ride!

by Cory Miller, Student Teacher, Year 5 B.Ed. Program, Vancouver Island University Well, I am at the end of my journey training to be a teacher. What a memorable ride I have had with an incredible group of colleagues. As… Continue Reading →

Observation and conversations are two of the most powerful tools a teacher can have in their toolkit

By Shelby Strasdin, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU During the end of my December practicum I was asked to start thinking about assessment and reporting on what students are learning or what they have… Continue Reading →

Assessment: The never-ending question

By Rachelle Tanner, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU During this year I have been challenged with not only learning about the inquiry process but also implementing it within my practicum placement. This has been… Continue Reading →

Avoiding report card stress!

by Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU When writing report cards it is important to provide as much information as possible to the parents, but that can be difficult when there is limited space to… Continue Reading →

Assessing Assessment

By Duncan Whiskin, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU Assessment. I wasn’t ready. Neither were the students. We had barely scratched the surface of our topic and I needed to produce results for the report… Continue Reading →

Giving Students The Opportunity to Show You What They Know About Themselves

By Tianna Teale, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU In my practicum class my sponsor teacher has done something really amazing. She has taught the students the vocabulary and skills to have insight to their… Continue Reading →

The Big, Hairy, “A-Word”: Assessment

By Erin Woof, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU As a beginning teacher it is a little daunting to think about assessment. How do we choose what to assess? Shouldn’t all the work our students… Continue Reading →

Do Assessments and Grades really Work Together?

By Jamie Shewaga, Student Teacher, Year 5 Bachelor of Education, Faculty of Education, VIU Over the past few years having the opportunity to teach in three different schools and communities has been a wonderful experience. However it has raised many… Continue Reading →

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