Canada is a large country and CAfLN members are spread across contexts, sectors as well as geography. Whenever there is an opportunity for members of CAfLN to get together and share their knowledge and experience, we take it. Pop-up meetings have been a defining feature of CAfLN. These “Pop-Up” meetings have been informal gatherings that allow CAfLN members to relate to others in their own locale.
We invite you to come along; make new and renew old contacts; share your AfL stories, and, most of all help to move the AfL agenda forward, one person at a time.
After some minor technical difficulties, Veronica Saretsky started off the meeting and welcoming Damian Cooper from Ontario and Ken O’Connor from Florida. Both Damian and Ken shared information about the beginning of CAfLN and their hopes for connecting assessment for learning practice and practitioners across Canada. Each of them also shared what they are currently seeing in their work. How to capture evidence of learning in authentic ways and the importance of aligning practice with what we know and believe about assessment for learning emerged as themes throughout the discussion.
Participants then shared examples of what they are seeing and hearing in classrooms with respect to assessment and learning. This year’s conference co-chairs, Veronica Saretsky and Lori Jeschke spoke about the upcoming conference and symposium. It was an amazing time and there was an expressed desire to continue to establish these local connections. Special thanks to Veronica for facilitating and for the treats!
Thursday February 16, 2017
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sion – GSCS Meeting Room
2010 7th St. E Saskatoon, SK
(Please use the front entrance and sign in when arriving)
Join virtual guests,CAfLN founders Damian Cooper and Ken O’Connor, along with other CAfLN members from Saskatchewan in sharing a personal, school or district idea or question about deepening our use of assessment for learning. Light refreshments will be provided.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
With founding member Damian Cooper coming to work with the staff of College Louis-Riel in the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine, Manitoba CAfLN members took the opportunity to network face-to-face over dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory in the heart of Winnipeg on October 18th. Four city school divisions and a private school were represented as current members and potential new members shared their current work with assessment for learning. The evening was filled with good food, interesting stories, and passionate conversation related to teaching and learning. Since the first conference and symposium, Tuesday’s dinner was the first of, hopefully, many networking opportunities for CAfLN members in Manitoba.
Spring Fling CAFLN pop-up meeting!
Where: Prince George BC
What: Dinner at the Twisted Cork
When: Thursday April 21 at 7 pm
Let’s get to know who in our area is working with developing best practices around AFL, and what it looks like in the day to day!
Contact: Eileen Bennison, David Hoy Elem – email@example.com
April 11th, 2016
Cowichan Secondary, Quamichan Campus (2515 Beverley St., Duncan)
For more information or to register
Email Denise Mansueti, firstname.lastname@example.org