Date of this Session: January 27
Time of this Session: 8:00 AM New York Time
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In Latin, assessment means “to sit beside.” One of the most powerful and practical forms of classroom-based assessment is conferring, one-on-one conversations with students. Laura Benson will share three key intentions of edifying conferences and three key rituals to make conferring work for you and your students. She will also profile how the vital insights gained from conferences can guide students’ learning and make your lesson planning easier and more focused.
Meet the Presenter
Laura Benson, ISS Director of Curriculum and Professional Development
Laura helps ISS school educators develop and refine their curriculum and engage in deeper understandings of best-practice pedagogy. A well-cited scholar and researcher, Laura has published numerous articles in professional journals and is the co-author of Standards and Assessment: The Core of Quality Instruction and Bearing Witness. Laura earned degrees from Trinity University and University of Denver, and furthered her studies at Harvard University, Columbia University Teachers College, and Cambridge University. A third culture child herself, international schools fostered Laura’s passion for studying language-learning, honoring all cultures, and fighting for children’s educational opportunities around the world.