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Grade 9: Using Proficiency Scales to Advance Learning

This is a learning opportunity for cross district collaboration to further understand the changes in the BC reporting order for Grade 9 and the use of proficiency scales to support student learning. We will be meeting two times in the year with the support of author Katie White and District Team members.

Wednesday, Nov 3rd 12:30PM – 3:00PM

12:30 Opening
12:35 Provincial Context with Draft Reporting Order
1:00 Welcome Katie White
1:00 – 1:35 Welcome and Assessing Competencies: Developing a Shared Understanding
1:35 – 1:40 Stretch Break
1:40 – 2:15 Proficiency Scales and Progressions, Collaborative Reflection, and Katie’s Closing
2:15 – 2:25 Stretch Break
2:25 – 3:00 Extending the work

Monday, Feb 28th 12:30PM – 3:00PM

We will be able to fund 3 to 4 teachers per school based on size.  Katie White will be presenting part of each session.  Please reach out if you need additional information.  Reynolds, Spectrum and Oak Bay – 4 teachers, Lambrick, Vic High, Esquimalt, Mount Doug – 3 teachers, SJ Burnside – 2 teachers.  The hope was in person in the Tolmie boardroom.  We may switch to zoom closer to the date.

Please have your administrator fill out the registration form below with the teacher names.

About Katie White

Katie White is Coordinator of Learning for the North East School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada and an author and Assessment Associate for Solution Tree, in addition to being an independent educational consultant. With more than 25 years of experience in education, she has been a system leader, an administrator, a learning coach, and a K–12 classroom teacher.

Katie was an integral part of her school division’s multiyear journey through renewed curricula and standards/outcome-based assessment and reporting. Through her work at the system level, she has developed an integrated understanding of the relationships between learning, curriculum, assessment, instruction, environment, data, Response to Intervention, resource deployment, and system strategic planning. Her work with educators supports both a holistic understanding of learners and how they interact with our school systems alongside an in-depth refinement of practices that support teaching and learning in classrooms. Her focus is on helping educators develop a personalized understanding of the connections between curriculum, assessment, and instruction through a growth in leadership, confidence, and understanding.

To see the work of Katie and some of her assessment colleagues, visit the Solution Tree website allthingsassessment.info

Katie has worked as a contracted writer and assessment expert for various groups, including the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit, authoring their provincial assessment training, as well as the LEGO Company as a creativity and assessment specialist. Katie has also consulted with the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation to develop the assessment and instructional support documents “Archery in Saskatchewan Schools” and “Fish in Schools”. Her blog, Just Thinking Out Loud…provides perspectives on multiple aspects of leadership, teaching, and learning. Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices that Honor K-12 Teachers and Learners is her first book and Unlocked: Assessment as the Key to Unlocking Everyday Creativity in the Classroom is her second publication. Her newest book on self-assessment is due to be published in 2021.

She received a Bachelor of Education and Master of Education in Curriculum Studies from the University of Saskatchewan.

Please visit https://www.kwhiteconsulting.com/ for more information