Session 208

Title: Engaging Learning: Assessment FOR Engagement

Presenter: David Barbara and Paul Haste – School Services, Tamworth

Type: Practical

Duration: 60 mins

Overview: In this workshop, participants will explore a range of future-focused pedagogies, which have the potential to invigorate teacher practice, promote student engagement and improve literacy/numeracy outcomes.  We will learn about various definitions and measures of student engagement, current research around student disengagement – and investigate innovative learning and assessment tools to make the classroom more accessible and stimulating.  These strategies will include modelling around embedded formative assessment, project based learning, phenomenon based learning, immersion and simulation, and authentic assessment.  At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: * identify and explain the types of student engagement, * understand the middle school engagement dip * and use the latest research, pedagogy and assessment tools to privilege student engagement.

Target Audience: K – 12, Teachers & Executive

Requirements: Nil