My name is Grant Page. I am a music teacher in Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba and have attended all three CAfLN Conferences and Symposiums in Winnipeg, Nanaimo and this year in Kingston. I have had the opportunity to share my thoughts and inquiries about assessment with other Canadian educators. Listening to other educators from across the country share their AfL stories at each of our symposiums, I have felt rejuvenated, refreshed and repurposed. After the first conference and symposium in Winnipeg, I realized how important it was to remain connected in some way to the people that had created this energy in me. I have seen the network envisioned by Lorna, Damian and Ken take shape and get stronger.
In just over three years, CAfLN has been able to connect over 100 educators from all levels in several provinces. The network continues to evolve, assessing its strengths and weaknesses as it moves forward. As chair of the membership committee for 2016-2017, I would like to encourage anyone involved in education who is looking to connect with other like-minded educators, to join CAfLN and actively participate in the network by sharing their stories and questions around assessment for learning. Together we can support each other and further our collective understanding of assessment for learning right across the country. Please join us.