Rigorous Assessments

 


"Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels. And each is supported so he or she can learn at high levels, and each student demonstrates learning at high levels."

Dr Barbara Blackburn

Following on from her recent universally praised webinar series “Rigor Define & Embrace” Do not miss on being part of this special Series 2 as ACEL and Dr Barbara Blackburn present the Webinar Series “Rigorous Assessments”

Are you wondering about rigor? For many educators, it is a negative term that means "harder" or "Double the work". Barbara's internationally recognised, practical, teacher-friendly concept of instructional rigor includes high expectations, scaffolding for instruction and demonstration of learning.

The Australian Council for Educational Leaders and Dr. Barbara R. Blackburn are proud to present three stand-alone webinars over three weeks all personally presented by Dr Blackburn to the understanding and implentation of rigorous assessment in a practical, concise and interactive format.

Ranked number 4 in The Top 30 Global Gurus in Education, Barbara Blackburn has dedicated her life to raising the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. Internationally known for her inspirational, dynamic and interactive style, Dr Barbara Blackburn is a teacher, a leader, and a university professor responsible for graduate training for educators. Barbara has used her knowledge and her experiences to write 18 best selling books. She utilises the engagement she advocates there to capture and instil in nationwide audiences the desire to aggressively institute constructive change.

Click here to read Barbara Blackburn's articles, resources and solutions.


Webinar 1: Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Introduction to Rigorous Assessment
What is rigor and how does it relate to assessment?
What are the initial steps in planning rigorous assessments?

Webinar 2: Tuesday 30th October 2018
Increasing the Rigor of Assessments
How can we assess our current assessments to determine the rigor?
How can we revise them to increase rigor?

Webinar 3: Thursday 8th November 2018
Traditional Assessments and Burning Issues
How can we increase the rigor of traditional assessments, such as multiple-choice tests?
How can I address critical questions related to assessment, such as grading and homework?

All webinars come with:

  • Worksheets & follow-up packs provided
  • Interactive Q&A Sessions
  • Online Technical Support
  • Book Discounts
  • Optional Individual follow-up sessions

COST

1 Webinar
ACEL Member:
$85 p/p
Non-Member: $95 p/p

All 3 Webinars Bundle Deal
ACEL Member:
$240 p/p
Non-Member: $255 p/p

TIMES & REGISTRATION

Webinar 1:
Introduction to Rigorous Assessment
Date:
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Time: 8.00pm [NSW & VIC]
7.00pm [QLD Time]
7.30pm [Adelaide & Darwin Time]
6.00pm [Perth Time]
Click here to register online

Webinar 2:
Increasing the Rigor of Assessments
Date:
Tuesday 30th October 2018
Time: 8.00pm [NSW & VIC]
7.00pm [QLD Time]
7.30pm [Adelaide & Darwin Time]
6.00pm [Perth Time]
Click here to register online

Webinar 3:
Traditional Assessments and Burning Issues
Date:
Thursday 8th November 2018
Time: 8.00pm [NSW & VIC]
7.00pm [QLD Time]
7.30pm [Adelaide & Darwin Time]
6.00pm [Perth Time]
Click here to register online

All 3 Webinars
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to register online