The Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing and sustaining Assessment for Learning (AfL) in educational institutions across Canada.
Started by Damian Cooper, Ken O'Connor, & Lorna Earl, the Canadian Assessment for Learning Network (CAfLN) is a member-led, non-profit organization that connects people across Canada who are interested in the use of assessment for learning and the development of related policies and research in education.
CAfLN emerged from conversations among Damian, Lorna, and Ken about the value and need for a pan-Canadian conversation about AfL - what it means, how it is implemented and what difference it is making in teaching and learning. As founding members, and first board of directors, they welcome input and support from all teachers, leaders and researchers who are interested in establishing and sustaining AfL in Canada.
CAfLN Blog and News
Thanks to Kent Brewer for sharing his reflection of the 2016 ISTE Conference in Denver. Head-spinning, mesmerizing, mentally draining, sometimes downright confusing and one of the most engaging and enlightening experiences an educator could have. That statement alone would lead some to inquire of the mental state of the person combining these words in the […]
Dear CAfLN members, Sitting on my deck this Labour Day, I’m thinking about the words of Tom Allen, CBC Radio 2’s afternoon host, who last week described tomorrow as the “real New Year” for so many Canadians. Certainly, as educators, the day after Labour Day typically brings many more new beginnings than January 1st. Meeting […]
A Book Review by Denine Laberge Many parents and educators will argue that “This is the way we’ve always done it and it isn’t broken!” To this, Starr Sackstein offers some sound advice, “… the world has changed in the last hundred years and … a 19th century system doesn’t prepare kids for the creativity […]