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Wednesday, February 12 • 9:15am - 10:15am
Getting to Agency: What We're Learning about Learning FULL

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When students learn to use evidence on a daily basis to assess the status of their learning, agency begins to drive learning forward. When students learn from one another as they construct knowledge and skills through discourse and peer feedback, this individual agency becomes the powerful force of collective agency. Through formative assessment, students learn skills such as recognizing and using evidence to support their own learning and that of their peers, creating increased competence, capacity and collaboration. In this way, formative assessment is an engine for student agency. In this session, we'll explore, through images and words, what students do differently as they engage with formative assessment, shift their learner identities and move towards autonomy and agency. And we’ll explore how formative assessment is both challenging and rewarding for teachers as they re-envision how students learn.

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Nancy Gerzon

Project Director - Formative Assessment, WestEd
My work centers on enlivening adult learning through using formative assessment constructs to improve teacher learning – in other words, engaging teachers in using evidence of their current practice to build on their strengths and explore next steps in their own learning. Talk to... Read More →
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Barbara Jones

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, WestEd
Barbara Jones is a Professional Learning Specialist for WestEd. She brings expertise in areas related to formative assessment, culturally and linguistically responsive instruction, Indigenous education, and professional development. Jones’ work centers around providing technical... Read More →

Wednesday February 12, 2020 9:15am - 10:15am PST
Coronet Room