PYP Assessments Meet-Up

April 23, 2022
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Cindy Blackburn, Jessica Vance, Levi Allison & Trevor MacKenzie
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Session 1

Making assessments visible in the early years

With Jessica Vance

How do we assess our earliest learners while maintaining agency and a sense of play? Join Jessica Vance to explore how your personal beliefs about assessments can be used as provocation in making learning visible in your PYP classroom. Uncover how thinking routines create practical opportunities to bring inquiry to life.

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Session 2

Developing self-assessors in single subjects

With Levi Allison

Single subject educators work with hundreds of students throughout multiple years of their journey within PYP and have a unique opportunity to see the development of skills over time. Join Levi Allison, as he shares his work as a music teacher and how he supports his students’ journey from self-assessing to self-adjusting.

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Session 3

Designing student-centered assessment

With Trevor MacKenzie

Join Trevor MacKenzie to explore ways to co-design and co-construct assessment tools, frameworks, and experiences with our students. Discover strategies to create assessment capable learners who can self-assess with clarity, competence, and confidence!

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Session 4

Designing success criteria: The key to powerful  assessments

With Cindy Blackburn

Creating clear success criteria before a unit begins provides clarity on what students will know, understand, and be able to do. It leads to stronger assessment, goal setting, and teaching in the classroom. Join Cindy Blackburn as she models a 3-step process that will help ground you in your curriculum and become more intentional in your practice.

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Cindy Blackburn
Director of Learning and Engagement, Toddle
Jessica Vance
Enrichment & Environment Coordinator, Laurel Mountain Elementary
Levi Allison
PYP Music Educator and Podcaster
Trevor MacKenzie
Inquiry Author and Award Winning English Teacher
Disclaimer - This event is organised independently of and not endorsed by the IB. Toddle’s events and webinars are organised to enable an exchange of practices and ideas within the educator community and are not a replacement for official IB workshops. Views and opinions expressed by the speakers are their personal views and should not be construed as official guidance by the IB. Please seek assistance from your school’s IB coordinator and/or refer to official IB documents before implementing shared ideas and strategies in your classroom.